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Batata poha recipe (Aloo poha or Bataka pauaa)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Maharashtrian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Kanan


Ingredients for batata poha recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups Thick Poha (beaten rice) ** see notes below
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 2 small Green chilies chopped finely
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 medium or ½ cup Potatoes cut into small pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely for garnishing.


  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add peanuts and fry till lightly browned. If you like crunchy peanuts then remove it to bowl, proceed with next step and garnish as the end. I like crunchy yet soft peanuts, so I kept them in, moisture from potatoes will make them soft.
  • Then add sesame seeds and mustard seeds, let them pop.
  • Then add turmeric powder.
  • Immediately add green chilies and curry leaves, sauté it for few seconds.
  • Mix in potatoes and salt. Cover and cook till soft.
  • When potatoes are about to done, wash the poha under running cold water. Soak them or sprinkle some water as per your poha kind. Read the notes below.
  • Drain it well and check the potatoes, they should be soft and tender now.
  • Add drained poha with sugar and lemon juice.
  • Mix very gently without breaking them.
  • Lower the heat, cover and let it get heated through for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally sprinkle some chopped cilantro.
  • Then turn off the stove.


  • use thick poha variety, thin poha is for crispy poha chivda.
  • Every brand has different quality of poha. So always try and you will get to know your brand and type of poha. E.g. some poha requires 2 minutes soaking, some requires 5 minutes soaking. While some does not require any soaking at all, for those kind only wash and keep them moist for few minutes and it will be ready to use.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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