Saturday, July 21, 2007

Batata Poha/ Potato with Beaten Rice/ Poha with Potato, Onion and Green Peas.

Spicy And healthy Breakfast........

2-cup thick Poha (Poached Rice or Beaten Rice),
2-tbsp finely chopped green chillies,
1\2-cup finely chopped onion,
1\2-cup finely chopped potatoes,
1\4-cup green peas,
1\4-cup cashew,
1-tbsp mustard seeds,
1-tbsp cumin seeds,
1-tbsp red chilli powder,
1\2-tbsp turmeric powder,
1-tbsp sugar (optional),
5-6 curry leaves,
3-tbsp oil,
3-tbsp lemon juice,
Salt to taste,
Coriander leaves for garnish.
(Finely chopped tomato and besan flour sev optional)


Step 1: Wash the thick poha with cool water until moistened, turn poha over with your hand to ensure all poha is damp, but not soggy. You can add more water while cooking if your poha is too dry.

Step 2: Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan. Add mustard seeds when seeds begin to pop and sputter then add cumin seeds and curry leaves.

Step 3: Then add cashew, finely chopped green chillies, and potato to pan. Cook until potato is soft, but not crumbly. Covering the pan will help cook the potato faster. After that add chopped onion and green peas and cook on medium heat for 5-minutes.

Step 4: Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar in it.

Step 5: Add moistened poha and mix carefully in low flame. Add lemon juice and continue to cook stirring frequently.

Step 6: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot in breakfast.

Step 7: If you like then add chopped tomatoes and bengal gram (besan flour) sev in it.

I preserve this mango cube container in my freezer so I will eat my favorite fruit in winter also.......................................................................:))


Vcuisine said...

A nice Snack Kajal. We call it Aval Usli in tamil. The mango cubes are inviting. Viji

Jyothi said...

Hi Kajal, really interesting snack item. Never heard about mixing of aloo and poha. looks yummy. I will try this. Y don't you send me that mango bowl? prob..don't send.
I am only coming to eat... Shall I ?

Kajal said...

Hi Viji,
Thanks for pretty words my dear.....great name in Tamil.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Jyothi, also love Mango.....Ok......I will send it to you.....but as you say......You come at my home for that mango cubes then I am waiting my dear....In whole year you will come any time you get it.

musical said...

Kajal, thats such a lovely breakfast. Batata pohe is my favorite! and with mangoes, this is the best!

Roopa said...

wow kajal aloo poha its my favorite. serving with sev adds quite a crunchy... taste. nice one!

Asha said...

Love it.Almost like Uppittu we make but with Poha.Very nice looking dish.

Richa said...

poha ketla sofy aney tasty lagey che :) beautiful filling breakfast, enjoy!

Coffee said...

Ek dum saras nasto che sunday mate ne! Mara ghare to week ma ek wakhat aa banej. :) Tameta sathe ekdum saras lage che. :)

bhags said...

the poha looks very inviting. I feel hungry after seeing the poha...i think i am gonna make some right now....:)

Kajal said...

Hi Musical,

Great yaar.....Batata poha is everybody favorite but every one love simple mango more than Batat poha.....Thanks my dear friend.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Roopa,
Thank you my dear.....Love you.:)

Kajal said...

Thank you my dear friend ASHA.
Trisha got driving license. Nice.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Richa,
Batata-poha badha breakfast ma le chhe pan ame to light dinner ma pan chale. Je dives marriage ma jamva gay ahoy net te divshe sanje to light dinner ma Batat-poha j hoy. Bye 4 now and Take care.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Coffee,
Ek dam saras chhe tari comment my dear. Thank you for your beautiful words.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Bhags,

Oh.....sorry my dear you come at my home. You are most well-come.:)

USHA said...

Hi Kajal,

Batata Poha looks light and simple....ithink it goes weel for light tiffin...hmmm yummy..that mango chunks are really tempting....

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Sharmi said...

mouthwatering recipe Kajal!! I have to make this. I have lot of poha at home.

Kajal said...

Hi Usha,

Thank you for your stylish words. Ya early morning school of 7.00am and mom give this beautiful dish in Tiffin.....great my dear..:)

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,

Ohh....great give me some more tips my dear. You are well-come.

Take Care.:)

ushaprashanth said...

Hi kajal!
That's a very different upma! have to try it out!!

Kajal said...

Hi Ushaprashanth,

Thank you my dear this is very easy and healthy breakfast.

Take Care.:)

delhibelle said...

Dear Kajal,
You have changed the way we make poha at home. I have posted my version of this poha on my site. Do check it out when you are back. Take care.

shruti vinay said...

Hi Kajal

I am a great fan of urs i just love the way u put up all things that becomes easy for me to cook and understand thanks a ton

shruti vinay said...

Hi Kajal

I am a great fan of urs i just love the way u put up all things that becomes easy for me to cook and understand thanks a ton

janki said...

hi kajal,
how are you??
your blog is really very helpful.. especially for me. your recepie's are very simple and nice and all the ingredients are available at home easily...

i want to share something with you..
i really liked a boy and want to marry him. he was also interested in me. but because i didnt knew cooking, he rejected me. then i started searching recepies on net and i came accross your blog and i started learning cooking slowly slowly from your recepies and now i can prepare v.good food. now i hope i will once again try to impress him with your recepies... THANK YOU SO MUCH KAJAL DI... LOVE YOU...