Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aloo Poha

  • 2 cups - Poha / Rice flakes / Avil (thicker ones are the best)
  • 1 tbsp - Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 2-3 - green chillies, chopped
  • 1 - Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 - Potato, diced
  • 1 pinch - Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Some Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 - Lemon wedges

  • Put the poha into a large strainer and dip into a bowl of cold clean water. Let it remain for a minutes and take it out. Gently squeeze the water off and spread it onto a plate. This process has to be done very carefully and you should not soak it for too long as the flakes will become mushy.
  • Heat a pan with oil and splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Saute in the onion and chillies. Add turmeric and potatoes and cook covered for few minutes.
  • Add the soaked and drained poha, sugar and salt into the pan and mix well. If you notice that the flakes are getting dry, turn off the gas and sprinkle some water and cover it for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, onion and lemon juice.

Note: You can add any vegetable like french beans, carrot, cauliflower, green peas etc (depending upon your taste and availability) which would make it more interesting and nutritious.


veena said...

Hi divz...
i never made this recipe ..After seeing the mouth watering picture i think i must give a try ..thanks a lot for sharing this recipe ..keep doing the good work
take care

veena said...

i have added u in my blog roll ..

Divz said...
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Divz said...

thanks a ton veena..

Bhavana said...


Picture looks yum and will surely try it.

Btw.. one more recipe for Aloo Poha,
Do not add onions
just add Mashed aloos(ofcourse after heating oil, mustard etc), crushed green chillies and lime juice(as per taste). Mix well and then add soaked poha.. really tastes yum