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Aloo Poha/ Batata Poha

Aloo Poha / Batata Poha- A quick and easy breakfast made with pressed rice,potatao and peanuts
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: Maharashtrian Cuisine
Keyword: aloo, poha
Servings: 3
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Pressed Rice/Poha
  • 1 medium Potato/Aloo
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts/ Moongphali
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas/ Hari Matar
  • 1 medium Tomato/Tamatar
  • 4 tbsp Bean sprouts optional
  • 4 tbsp Fresh pomegranate pearls/ Taza Anar Dana
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice/ Neebu ka ras
  • 1.5 tsp Sugar /chini
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander /Hara dhaniya
  • 1 tsp Ginger /Adrak chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric /Haldi
  • salt to taste

Tempering/ tadka

  • 4 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds/Rai
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • 12 Curry leaves
  • 2 Green Chilies/ Hari Mirch Finely chopped
  • 2 Dried Red Chilies

Instructions

  • Take poha/pressed rice in a colander and wash it well with water so it will become soft and moist and then keep aside
  • But If the poha is quite thicker then soak in enough water for 2-3 minutes and then drain on a colander and wait for 5 minutes so it will swell up nicely and become soft and moist.
  • Add sugar, salt,red chili powder and lemon juice in the poha (in the colander)and mix everything and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan and add finely chopped potatoes and cover with a lid.
  • Let it cook on medium heat,when potato cooked completely and become golden in color then take out from the pan and keep aside .*
  • Now add mustard seeds in the same oil ,when they start crackling add the peanuts.
  • Keep stirring on low heat till peanuts become light brown in color. Now add the whole red chili, chopped green chilies and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  • Add turmeric, peas, ginger and tomatoes(beans sprouts if using) in the pan and stir fry for a while.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbls of water again on the soaked poha and then add the poha in the pan and mix gently.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes and then switch off the flame and let the poha remain covered for a minute.
  • Now open the lid and add fried potatoes and chopped green coriander and mix
  • Garnish with pomegranate pearls / bhujiya / fried peanuts / fresh coconut or just with some chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander
  • Serve hot with a lemon slice and some coconut or coriander chutney.

Notes

Note-
 
1-Always use thick quality of poha to make this,don't use the thinner variety . 2-Before adding in the pan ,you can sprinkle some more water into poha and make it moist ,if you feel it's too dry. 3-You may add boiled and cubed potatoes,instead of frying the potato cubes and add them at step 5.
 
2-You can use cashews instead of peanuts.
 
3-Add 4 tbsp of raw bean sprouts after adding peanuts and stir fry for 1/2 minutes,then add poha,to make a healthy and crunchy snack