March 25, 2013

How to Make Batata Poha

Today we are going to have a homemade recipe for very simple but popular Indian food recipe. I think it's more popular in Gujarat. You may see this yummy Gujarati food on the street also. A very good option for healthy and heavy breakfast. Even batata poha is a good option for anytime snacks also. Even in the earlier recipe, we saw about the making zero oil poha also. So enjoy a traditional recipe for Batata Poha. 

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 10 to 15 minutes
Serves - 4

Ingredients to make Batata Poha:

1 big potato finely chopped
2 cups beaten rice - poha
3 tablespoon oil
8 to 10 curry leaves
1 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
3 to 4 green chillies finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped cashews
1 teaspoon raisins
1 onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato - finely chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoon sugar
Salt to taste

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander
Pomegranate seeds
Masala bundi

Method to Make Batata Poha:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When they crackle add curry leaves, green chillies, cashews, sesame seeds and raisins at slow flame. After that add onion and cook until light pink in colour.
  • Now add finely chopped potato and a pinch salt. Mix well and cook till potato is cooked. Stir occasionally. 
  • Meanwhile wash and soak poha - beaten rice in water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Drain extra water and add salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice and sugar to it. Mix well. 
  • When potatoes are cooked add above mixture of poha and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. At last add green peas, tomato and carrots. Mix well.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with sev, masala bundi, coriander and coconut.
  • Serve hot batata poha as breakfast or tea time snacks also. I think it's ideal for kids lunch box also. 


  • To cut cooking time boiled potato can be taken.
  • Garnish at the time of serving only.
Recipe By Naiya Sheth.


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