Monday, September 6, 2010

Poha recipe - Aval recipe - Aloo poha- Batata poha

This is a quick breakfast recipe which can be prepared in just 5-10 minutes. It is also quite filling.I prepare this often as my children love this very much. Guess why?? because it has potatoes in it. You can prepare this even with leftover potato curry.

Aloo Poha
Aloo Poha and a glass of mosambi juice -Quick Breakfast Menu
How to make Aloo Poha 

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed 

Poha/Aval - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big finely chopped or 3/4 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Green chillies - 1 finely chopped
Potato -1 cup chopped or (1 cup boiled and cubed )
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste

For the seasoning

Mustard -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - little


Wash aval /poha under running water for 2-3 minutes and drain all the water with a help of a colander or sieve. Keep it aside. In the meantime we will prepare the potato bhaji.

You can use either chopped (uncooked) potatoes or boiled and cubes potatoes.


Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,when it splutters, add urad dal, when dal turns golden brown, add onions and saute until it turns transparent.

Then add ginger, green chillies, turmeric powder and saute for a few more seconds.

Add cubed potatoes, salt needed and cook until the potatoes are soft. If using boiled potatoes, saute for just a few seconds.

By this time the poha would have become soft. Fluff it gently with a fork and add to the above.

Add few drops of lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

A bowl of steaming hot aloo poha and a glass of Mosambi juice - Quick, healthy and filling breakfast is ready in just 10 minutes time.

Planning to share with you more such quick recipes.

Do check out my Instant Wheat Dosa 

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  1. Thanks a lot Padhu for stopping by my blog.It is always encouraging for new bloggers like me to find people visiting my blog and more so the comments.You have a an amazing space here.
    Cheers and happy cooking ,

  2. im now obsessed with anythin yellow...lovely recipe

  3. Hi dear padhu...

    So sweet to see recipes of yours.....
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  4. HI Padhu, This sounds easy and hope I can try some.

  5. This is a comfort dish and easy to cook. I too make this often...a bit different.

  6. one of my all time fav breakfast..that looks yummy!

  7. My favorite dinner recipe !! Looks so homey !!

  8. Such a delicious and beautiful looking aloo this dish very much..

  9. Addition of ginger is intersting

  10. lovely dish for breakfast, my mom used to make this one,so yummy

  11. wow wounderfull poha,fantastic presentation.

  12. luv aloo poha..ur version seems to be kinda interesting dear...yum !

  13. love this potato poha,even my kids will love this and i add paenuts in this

  14. Something new to me...never had this dish b4...looks tempting ya! :D

  15. Hi Padhu,

    nice recipe...

    do visit me...


  16. simple recipe with a good taste,accompanied with a good click.

  17. My all time fav. breakfast. Nice presentation.

  18. I luv poha items. This looks yummy.
    your kuseful tips, everything is very useful.

  19. Poha looks very nice and delicious. Perfect for breakfast and good for health.

  20. thats really a delicious of my favorite poha dish .. good one padhu

  21. Hi Padhu,

    All these years I never liked Aval dishes.. But I did try your Aval-Aloo-Poha and loved it very much.Such a wonderful dish.

  22. Just prepared & had. Simply superb. Thanks.

  23. My husband's favorite..looks beautiful..happy to follow you


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