Aloo Poha Recipe | Kanda Batata Poha | Potato Poha

Aloo Poha or Kanda Batata Poha is a delicious, simple and mildly spicy breakfast made from Poha (flattened rice flakes) along with Onion (Kanda) and Potato (Batata).

Poha is extremely popular as a breakfast dish in Western Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and some parts of Rajasthan.

It can be made in many varieties and flavors by adding one or more items like onions, potatoes, tomatoes, bread, peas, other vegetables etc.

Kanda Batata Poha is a variety of Poha owing its origin to Maharashtra and made by adding onions and potato to Poha. This delicious, healthy & light dish can be made very quickly. It is good option for breakfast if you have a busy schedule or are looking for less oily breakfast recipes.

Poha is a easily digestible food and being rich in carbohydrates provides enough energy. Poha is also a good source of dietary iron. This dish is beneficial for pregnant women and children due to its iron content. Poha is also low in gluten.

To make Aloo Poha or Kanda Batata Poha at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info

Servings: 4

CategorySnacks

Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories148

Fat6g

Carbohydrates: 24g

Protein: 3g

Ingredients For Aloo Poha or Kanda Batata Poha Recipe

  • 2 Cups Poha (Flattened Rice), thick variety
  • 1 Large Potato
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Groundnuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos For Aloo Poha or Kanda Batata Poha Recipe

  • Wash 2 cups of Poha thoroughly. Then drain all the water and leave it to dry out for 5-10 mins.

    Kanda Batata Poha Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • After 10 mins, add 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder and 1 teaspoon Salt.

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  • Mix the spices lightly with a fork or with your hand, separating them in the process as Poha tends to stick together. Do not use too much force otherwise the Poha will become mushy.

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  • Roast peanuts in a pan. Be careful that they do not burn. You can also roast the peanuts in a microwave oven. Set the roasted peanuts aside.

    Kanda Batata Poha Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the diced potato cubes in it.

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  • Stir them till they become crispy and golden brown.

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  • Place the potatoes on an absorbent paper and set them aside.

    Kanda Batata Poha Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Now heat some more oil in the same pan. Add Rai (Mustard seeds) and wait till they start to crackle.

    Poha Recipe Instructions
  • When the Rai/mustard seeds have stopped crackling, add Curry Leaves (Curry Leaves) & Green Chillies. Saute for 1/2 minute.

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  • Now add finely chopped onions and fry for 1 min till the onions have turned soft and golden brown in color.

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  • Add Sugar, Haldi (Turmeric Powder), Chaat Masala and Salt.

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  • Then add the fried pieces of potato and roasted peanuts.

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  • Now add the Poha (mixed with spices) to the pan. Mix lightly to coat the Poha in Masala. Again, do not apply a lot of force while mixing.

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  • Steam the poha for 2-3 min on low flame or low heat. After this remove from heat but don't open lid for another 3-4 min.

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  • Sprinkle the Kanda Batata Poha with few drops of Lemon juice. Garnish the poha with Coriander Leaves, cut Green Chillies and onion.

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  • Kanda Batata Poha is ready. Serve it hot. You can also add some spicy namkeen mixture or bhujiya sev for some extra crunch and flavor.

    Aloo Poha | Kanda Batata Poha Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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