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Aloo Poha | Kanda Batata Poha Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Aloo Poha Recipe | Kanda Batata Poha | Potato Poha

Aloo Poha or Kanda Batata Poha is a famous Indian breakfast dish made from flattened rice along with onion, potato and mild spices.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g

Ingredients For Aloo Poha Recipe | Kanda Batata Poha | Potato Poha
  

  • 2 Cups Poha (Flattened Rice), thick variety
  • 1 Large Potato
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 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
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Aloo Poha Recipe | Kanda Batata Poha | Potato Poha
 

  • Wash Poha thoroughly. Then drain all the water and leave it to dry out for 5-10 mins.
    2 Cups Poha (Flattened Rice), thick variety
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  • After 10 mins, add red chilli powder and salt.
    1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
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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.
    1/2 Cup Peanuts
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  • Heat oil in a pan and add the diced potato cubes in it.
    1 Tablespoon Oil, 1 Large Potato
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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.
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  • Now heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan. Add rai (mustard seeds) and wait till they start to crackle.
    1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
    Poha Recipe Instructions
  • When the rai (mustard seeds) have stopped crackling, add curry leaves (curry leaves) & green chillies. Saute for 1/2 minute.
    4-5 Curry Leaves, 2 Green Chilies
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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.
    1 Large Onion
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  • Add sugar, haldi (turmeric powder), chaat masala and salt.
    1/4 Teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric Powder), 1 Teaspoon Sugar, 1/2 Teaspoon Chaat Masala, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
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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.
    1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
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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