Batata Poha & Kande pohe

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Batat poha and Kanda poha is the popular breakfast recipe in India since it is easy and very quick to prepare. If you are not big fan of potato like me, make kande pohe with onion, corn and some other veggies such as carrot, grean peas or any other veggies that you think of can go well with this recipe.

Bateta Poha

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: PT8-10M

Total Time: PT16-18M

Serving Size: 4-6

Bateta Poha

This flavoured snack is one of my favourites as it is very easy to rustle up for morning breakfast as well as for the evening tea. ... From western India, Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, very low in fat , high in fibre and nutritious snack. ...This traditional Maharashtrian recipe is made of iron-rich poha. Don't forget to serve it with lemon wedges as it is the vitamin C present ...


  • 2cups thick poha(rice flakes)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup potato, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped(optional)
  • 1 tsp of each(Ginger, garlic, green chili paste)
  • 1tbsp crushed peanut
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews & raisins
  • 1 tbsp shreded coconut
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric(haldi)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbssp corriander finely chopped(for garnish)
  • 1 cup sev (besan sev fried in oil)
  • 4 lemon wedges


Place the poha in a sieva and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Toss well to drain out all excess water and keep aside. Keep 2-3 tbsp of water in it and let it soak.
Heat oil in a non stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cummin seeds.
When the seeds crackle add asafoetida and the curry leaves
Add the onions and saute till the onions turn golden brown. Add all pastes.
Add potatos,turmeric powder, salt, and a littlewater. cover and heat on medium flame till the potatos are cooked.
Add all podered spices.
Add poha,sugar and little more salt to mix.
Serve hot garnished with lemon wedges, corriander and sev.
Also finely chopped tomato and onion can be garnished to make kind of chaat.


Hello! I am Bhavna. Born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present. I love to cook and share my family recipes with others.

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