Batata Poha, Aloo Poha

Batata Poha, Aloo Poha

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An all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack, Batata Poha has a universal appeal amongst youngsters and elders alike. Everybody has a reason for loving this delicious snack – its wholesomeness, convenience, enjoyable flavour or unique texture.

This version, made using the Microwave oven, is so quick that you can conjure it up any time, for Breakfast dinner or as Evening Tea Snacks .

You will thoroughly enjoy the bites of potatoes and onions dancing between the soft poha, which is so delightfully flavoured with a traditional tempering, and aesthetically laced with lemon juice.

A thoughtful garnish of coconut and coriander enhance the flavour and texture of this lovely snack.

Batata Poha, Aloo Poha recipe - How to make Batata Poha, Aloo Poha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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  1. Place the poha in a sieve and hold it under running water and wash it. Drain out all excess water and keep aside.
  2. Combine the oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the onions and turmeric powder, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add the potatoes, sprinkle 2 tbsp of water, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes, while stirring once in between.
  5. Add the poha, salt and sugar, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with coconut and coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy234 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates42.5 g
Fiber1 g
Fat5.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.8 mg


Batata Poha, Aloo Poha
 on 30 Jan 17 10:25 AM

CB - yummy! Added peanuts and jeera powder as well :)
Batata Poha ( Microwave Recipe)
 on 01 Dec 15 04:50 PM

Batata Poha.. quickly made in a microwave.. potatoes perfectly cooked.. and the lemon and sugar gives a balanced taste.. to the poha.. really enjoyed this in the evening.. as a snack...
Batata Poha ( Microwave Recipe)
 on 13 Dec 14 10:49 PM

Hmmmm!! I make this for my wife each Sunday morning!!! She loves it... Thank you tarla
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Batata Poha ( Microwave Recipe)
 on 06 Jul 11 03:45 PM

Thick Poha is healthy and has a nice mouth feel. Combined with a bit of potatoes and minimum oil the recipe has 18% fat level which is boarder line high. Tasty and the lime ads a nice tanginess to the poha. I have it often for breakfast.