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Aloo Poha (Batata Poha)

Aloo Poha or Batata Poha is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe made using flattened rice or Poha (aval) and potatoes. A simple and delicious recipe served for dinner or a healthy breakfast. It can also be made during Navaratri festival for serving your guests. You can use thin or thick poha for making this dish except that the soaking time varies.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

No. of servings: 4

Spice level: 3 out of 5


  • Poha (flattened rice or beaten rice) –  2 cups
  • Big potato – 1 (boiled, peeled and cubed)
  • Chopped onion – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 3 to 4
  • A few curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts – 3 tbsp
  • Dried red chili – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

Wash and soak poha in water for 3 minutes. Strain through a colander and let it rest for sometime.

Heat 1/2 tsp of oil and roast peanuts. Transfer it to a plate. Heat a tsp of oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let it splutter.

Add urad dal, green chilies and half of the curry leaves.

When urad dal becomes golden brown add onions and saute until it becomes translucent. Add boiled and cubed potatoes along with salt and turmeric powder. Mix well, cook for a couple of minutes and finally add poha. Mix everything well and transfer the contents to a bowl.

Roast dried chili and the remaining curry leaves in a tsp of oil and add it to the poha along with roasted peanuts.



  1. my fav breakfast item.. Looks yummy

  2. hey, im a novice cook and ive tried making this breakfast item.. but the soaking part goes wrong all the time, the rice flakes goes mushy and the dish is ruined.. 🙁 how can i handle this problem??
    thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hi Divya, sorry to hear that. If you are using thick poha then soak it in water for 3 minutes, strain it and let it rest. If you are using thin poha then just rinse it in water a couple of times and rest it in a colander. No need to soak it. This may help you. Let me know if you have any questions.

  3. Hi mam this is amazing tips which you gave every time I tried this poha at my home it’s was so awesome and my gf likes it very much I just want to ask u one thing that how can we make some spicy snacks may b pat too or some other home made products as I am also a good cook I love cooking I am from Kashmir and I have also some recipe of dum allooo and all so if can suggest me some spicy snacks. Which is easy to cook and any time we can made