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Poha with potatoes and peanuts. Traditional breakfast dish. #poha #breakfast #glutenfree #vegan #potatoes

Aloo Poha

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x


Recipe for aloo poha or batata poha as its called. Makes for an amazing and easy breakfast. Made with thick poha, peanuts and potatoes.



Main Ingredients for making Aloo Poha Recipe

  • 1 Cup thick Poha / Aval (250 ml)
  • 3 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon peanuts
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • juice from half a lime
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves (cilantro)


  1. Gently wash the poha in water and soak it for 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the cumin seeds and the mustard seeds. Wait for the mustard seeds to splutter. Add in the peanuts and fry for a minute. Add in the green chillies, chopped onions and fry till the onions are soft. Once the onions are soft, add in the diced potatoes. We would need peeled and diced potatoes for this recipe. Add in half of the salt.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, add in the red chilli powder and the turmeric powder. Saute to combine. Cover and cook till the potatoes are well done.
  4. Add in the poha and the remaining salt. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Mix well. Squeeze the lime juice.
  5. Mix everything well to combine. Set the flame to low and cover the pan with a lid and let the poha cook for 2-3 minutes. Once the poha is heated up and cooked, add in the coriander leaves (cilantro) and switch off the flame.
  6. Serve the poha hot with a cup of coffee.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: North Indian