Batata poha

potato and poha upma

Recipe by usha of dubai, AE

Iron rich tasty snack

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 2 cups thick poha
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
    • 1/2 tsp cuminseeds(jeera)
    • 1/2 cup potato, peeled and chopped fine
    • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
    • 6 to 8 green chillies finely cut
    • 10 curry leaves,1 tsp sugar,1/4 tsp turmeric(haldi),
    • salt to taste,1 bunch corriander finely chopped(for garnish)
    • 1 cup sev (besan sev fried in oil)
    • 4 lemon wedges


    1. Place the poha in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Toss well to drain out all excess water and keep aside.
    2. Heat oil in a non stick pan and add the mustard seeds and cummin seeds.
    3. When the seeds crackle add the curry leaves and add green chillies and stir for 1 minute.
    4. Add the onions and saute till the onions turn golden brown.
    5. Add potatos, turmeric powder, salt and a littlewater. cover and heat on medium flame till the potatos are cooked. add poha,sugar and salt(remember that you have added salt for potatoes earlier.)
    6. mix well so that the tastes get blended.
    7. Serve hot garnished with lemon wedges, corriander and sev.



    Hi Usha, Just wanted to compliment you on the Batata Poha Recipe. I tried it and it was awesome. I love Maharashtrian food...thanks for the awesome recipe....i will always continue to make poha this way..... Good Luck to you !


    Ilike your receipe ,but when iaddedsomedry fruitson poha as for garnish it,realyy it was very rich in taste.Because my children areliking to eat Poha but donT like to eat dry fruits,so by this way of Poha i got success to serve them some dry fruits also. Thanks n bye.


    add ginger into that


    why cumin seeds are added