Kanda Batata Poha recipe/How to make Kanda Batata Poha/ Aloo poha recipe


Poha has always been a saviour whenever I wake up late in the morning ! There are many many variations and recipes you can make using poha. Kanda Batata poha is one of the easiest and quick Maharashtrian breakfast recipe. Authentic recipe calls in for roasted groundnuts(moongphali) but as Sunil doesn’t prefer using it I haven’t used it here in  this recipe.

Kanda batata poha is made using Beaten rice, potatoes and onions. You can also send it across as a lunch box meal. Poha with a cup of hot coffee or tea is an outstanding combination. Not just for breakfast, you can eat poha as a snack with your evening cupof coffee/Tea.

I have used boiled potatoes here. I do not  prefer using raw potatoes and cooking it in the pan because it makes the onions overcook and it totally looses its crunch. So I suggest you to use boiled and chopped potatoes for a better flavour.


Poha/Beaten rice – 1 cup(washed thoroughly and soaked in very little water)

Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Potato – 1 medium ( boiled, peeled and chopped)

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Green chillies – 3 (slit)

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat.
  2. Add jeera/cumin seeds, slit green chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onion and saute on high heat for awhile.
  4. Add turmeric and continue sauteing.
  5. Add boiled and chopped potato and fry further till potatoes are coated well with chopped onions. Add salt and mix.
  6. Add soaked poha and mix till everything is combined well. Check for salt.
  7. Add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.Mix everything till incorporated.
  8. Close the pan with a lid and turn the gas flame to low for 5 minutes.
  9. Turn off the gas once done.


  • If you like using toasted peanuts, toast a handful of peanuts before you proceed step 1 and set aside. Add after step 9 while your serving 🙂
  • You also can add 1/2 tsp sugar in step 7 for a variation.




13 Comments Add yours

  1. Vidya Narayan says:

    One of my most fav breakfast options at home. Simple, easy & delish.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Me too !!! I love poha !!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Megala says:

    Looks beautiful & tempting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you dear !!! I totally love tour encouraging words 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jyo says:

    Such a comforting stuff….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I knowwwww!!!!! I love poha ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. fuelyourfit says:

    Awesome post! Looks absolutely amazing. I love your blog and nominated you for the unique blogger award. Check it out here: https://fuelurfit.com/2017/08/01/unique-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey thanks a lot :):):)


  5. mistimaan says:

    Good recipe….looking to try it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey thanks a lot 🙂 I hope you ll try it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I do this often. But never added potatoes in this. Looks good idea. Will add potatoes next time. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Boiled potatoes give that extraordinary taste !!! Try ones

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s