Monday, September 6, 2010

Poha recipe - Aval recipe - Aloo poha- Batata poha

Aloo poha is a quick, easy and healthy breakfast prepared with flattened rice and potato. It makes a tasty and filling breakfast/dinner. You do not need any side dish for this. Aloo poha tastes good on its own. But if needed, you can have it with tomato chutney or pickle. This can also be had with evening tea. 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 or boiled potatoes.

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

Aloo Poha-Batata Poha-Potato Aval Recipe

Aloo Poha

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   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 -1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Lemon juice to taste

   For the Seasoning

   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander Leaves finely chopped


Wash aval /poha (I have used thin white poha/aval) 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. Add little water and cook covered. (If using boiled potatoes, saute for just a few seconds).

By this time the poha would have become soft (check by pressing it with your finger or by tasting it). Fluff it gently with a fork . Once the potatoes are cooked, add the poha to the cooked potatoes. Mix well.

Squeeze juice of half a lemon 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

  24. I tried it came out well... I just addicted to ur blog..

  25. Hi padhu,I made this recipe so many times.I loved this recipe

  26. It came well and I added fresh peas into it....m learning cooking from ur blog .thank u mam...


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