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Easy Aloo Poha Recipe | Poha Banane ki Recipe | How to Make Poha

by Rachna

Aloo Poha or Kanda Poha is a favourite breakfast and snack in many parts of India. I had this Maharashtrian Poha Recipe for the first time when I came to live in Mumbai and immediately fell in love with it. It is really tasty especially with peanuts and potatoes and now with peas. And the best part, poha is so very simple to cook. You will barely need 15 minutes if you have all the ingredients at hand.

aloo poha recipe

Do try this simple poha banane ki recipe:

Easy Veg Poha Recipe | Indian Breakfast

This a tasty, nutritious and quick to make Indian breakfast. Made with flattened rice, it can be ready in about 15 - 20 minutes. Great for lunchboxes too.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast | Snack
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm. thick poha washed well and soaked in water for 5 minutes
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies split into half
  • 1 boiled potato chopped into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp. groundnuts/peanuts
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas optional
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 piece small cinnamon optional
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • coriander leaves to garnish
  • grated coconut to garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Drain all water from the soaked poha and keep it in a colander for the remaining water to drain out.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds along with peanuts.
  • Allow them to sputter.
  • Now tip in the cloves, cinnamon (if using), slit green chillies and curry leaves and cook for a minute.
  • Tip in the chopped onion and cook till it is transparent.
  • Now add in the boiled potato and peas and cook a bit. Add salt, turmeric and drained poha (beaten rice) and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. Take it off the fire and pour lemon juice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh grated cocout (if using) and serve hot.

Notes

You can fry the peanuts separately in oil and then add to the poha while serving. That way they stay crunchier. Or you could just fry them initially after sputtering the mustard and cumin.
If you don't have boiled potato. Chop the potato fine. Microwave for about a minute and then add to oil with onion to cook. You can skip the microwave step and cook the potato separately with tempering.
You can use fine poha (beaten rice). You don't need to soak it. Just take in a colander and pour some water through it.
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Alok Singhal January 9, 2016 - 10:22 pm

One of my absolute favorites! We add almost 5-6 vegetables to make it mouthwatering (I know I am praising Saru here) ?

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Rachna January 9, 2016 - 10:23 pm

Lovely! I have seen some people add tomato as well. 🙂 It is good to praise your wife sometimes. 😉

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Alok Singhal January 9, 2016 - 10:33 pm

Hahaha…better praise her always, especially looks and cooking!

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Alok Singhal January 9, 2016 - 10:22 pm

One of my absolute favorites! We add almost 5-6 vegetables to make it mouthwatering (I know I am praising Saru here) ?

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Rachna January 9, 2016 - 10:23 pm

Lovely! I have seen some people add tomato as well. 🙂 It is good to praise your wife sometimes. 😉

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Alok Singhal January 9, 2016 - 10:33 pm

Hahaha…better praise her always, especially looks and cooking!

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Shailaja V January 9, 2016 - 10:30 pm

This is my go-to breakfast on most weekends and I got the recipe from my mom, who grew up in Nagpur so she makes it the typical Maharashtrian way, very similar to yours. We just add potatoes and onions though and the peanuts occasionally. YUM!

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Rachna January 9, 2016 - 10:38 pm

Yep, this is the Maharashtrian way as well. After your comment I realized that I had forgotten to mention onion, so went back and edited the recipe. 🙂 For me, my poha is not poha without peanuts. Did you know that peanuts provide the protein in this breakfast to make it balanced? The peas are a later addition only because the husband loves it. 🙂

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Shailaja V January 9, 2016 - 10:30 pm

This is my go-to breakfast on most weekends and I got the recipe from my mom, who grew up in Nagpur so she makes it the typical Maharashtrian way, very similar to yours. We just add potatoes and onions though and the peanuts occasionally. YUM!

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Rachna January 9, 2016 - 10:38 pm

Yep, this is the Maharashtrian way as well. After your comment I realized that I had forgotten to mention onion, so went back and edited the recipe. 🙂 For me, my poha is not poha without peanuts. Did you know that peanuts provide the protein in this breakfast to make it balanced? The peas are a later addition only because the husband loves it. 🙂

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Rahul Bhatia January 9, 2016 - 11:27 pm

A delightful snack and always easy to digest:) Nice one Rachna!

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Rahul Bhatia January 9, 2016 - 11:27 pm

A delightful snack and always easy to digest:) Nice one Rachna!

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thehomemakerslife January 10, 2016 - 1:03 am

Something I’m definitely craving right now!:p

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Rachna January 10, 2016 - 7:32 am

Go for it, I say. 🙂

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thehomemakerslife January 10, 2016 - 1:03 am

Something I’m definitely craving right now!:p

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Rachna January 10, 2016 - 7:32 am

Go for it, I say. 🙂

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Bikramjit January 10, 2016 - 2:46 am

Ooh yummy yummy and looks healthy tooo

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Rachna January 10, 2016 - 7:32 am

Yes, it is healthy. 🙂

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Bikramjit January 10, 2016 - 2:46 am

Ooh yummy yummy and looks healthy tooo

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Rachna January 10, 2016 - 7:32 am

Yes, it is healthy. 🙂

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arvindrajput677 January 10, 2016 - 7:40 am

Simple recipe, But tasty… 🙂 My favourite breakfast.

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks, Arvind.

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arvindrajput677 January 10, 2016 - 7:40 am

Simple recipe, But tasty… 🙂 My favourite breakfast.

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks, Arvind.

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Suzy January 10, 2016 - 7:45 am

I love the Gujarati batata poha. You made me hungry for some

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Hope you make some then. 🙂

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Suzy January 10, 2016 - 7:45 am

I love the Gujarati batata poha. You made me hungry for some

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Hope you make some then. 🙂

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arunprasadhm January 10, 2016 - 8:27 am

Looks yummy.

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks.

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arunprasadhm January 10, 2016 - 8:27 am

Looks yummy.

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks.

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Beloo Mehra January 10, 2016 - 12:53 pm

This is exactly how I make it too. Except that I often miss the potato. After reading this I know what I am cooking or breakfast tomorrow 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Hope the breakfast was good. I actually just don’t like it without potato. 🙂

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Beloo Mehra January 11, 2016 - 10:48 am

yes it was good 🙂

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Beloo Mehra January 10, 2016 - 12:53 pm

This is exactly how I make it too. Except that I often miss the potato. After reading this I know what I am cooking or breakfast tomorrow 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Hope the breakfast was good. I actually just don’t like it without potato. 🙂

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Beloo Mehra January 11, 2016 - 10:48 am

yes it was good 🙂

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Ravish Mani January 10, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Looks delicious. Poha is easy to cook, healthy & delicious. I often take it as breakfast. 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Smart choice. 🙂

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Ravish Mani January 10, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Looks delicious. Poha is easy to cook, healthy & delicious. I often take it as breakfast. 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Smart choice. 🙂

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Eli January 10, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Yum! That looks tasty – tempts me to try with fresh coconut like you mention:-)

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Yep, that will taste good too. 🙂

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Eli January 10, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Yum! That looks tasty – tempts me to try with fresh coconut like you mention:-)

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 10:31 am

Yep, that will taste good too. 🙂

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Shalzzz January 11, 2016 - 12:14 pm

I do not now why I don’t like Poha. I have not tasted it yet though it is available anywhere and everywhere here in Maharashtra. May be I should cook it myself and try. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 12:17 pm

Just have it outside once. If you don’t like it, maybe it’s not for you. 🙂

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Shalzzz January 11, 2016 - 12:21 pm

May be I should do that. 🙂

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Shalzzz January 11, 2016 - 12:14 pm

I do not now why I don’t like Poha. I have not tasted it yet though it is available anywhere and everywhere here in Maharashtra. May be I should cook it myself and try. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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Rachna January 11, 2016 - 12:17 pm

Just have it outside once. If you don’t like it, maybe it’s not for you. 🙂

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Shalzzz January 11, 2016 - 12:21 pm

May be I should do that. 🙂

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Nisha Sanjeev January 12, 2016 - 11:16 am

I love this easy-to-make, no-fuss breakfast cum snack. But I never used cinnamon. Lemme try with a pinch now. Thanks Rachana for the variety add

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Nisha Sanjeev January 12, 2016 - 11:16 am

I love this easy-to-make, no-fuss breakfast cum snack. But I never used cinnamon. Lemme try with a pinch now. Thanks Rachana for the variety add

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Sulekha (@sulekkha) January 12, 2016 - 12:51 pm

I love eating poha but I put in roasted peanuts instead of fried ones. Hungry for poha now 🙂

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Sulekha (@sulekkha) January 12, 2016 - 12:51 pm

I love eating poha but I put in roasted peanuts instead of fried ones. Hungry for poha now 🙂

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Parul Thakur January 12, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Poha is our favorite breakfast too and the recipe is very much the same. I roast peanuts and I skip the potato. Lazy I am. I also keep it masala free – so only turmeric and salt after the rai and curry leaves ka tadka 🙂

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Parul Thakur January 12, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Poha is our favorite breakfast too and the recipe is very much the same. I roast peanuts and I skip the potato. Lazy I am. I also keep it masala free – so only turmeric and salt after the rai and curry leaves ka tadka 🙂

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Rajlakshmi January 12, 2016 - 5:57 pm

Never tried it with peas, next time for sure. 😀 My husband had taught me how to prepare it initially, but as the fate may be, now can do better 😉

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Rajlakshmi January 12, 2016 - 5:57 pm

Never tried it with peas, next time for sure. 😀 My husband had taught me how to prepare it initially, but as the fate may be, now can do better 😉

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Sunila Vig January 13, 2016 - 5:55 am

Yumm recipe Rachna 🙂 Mine is similar except I add some saunf to my tadka and sprinkle some gud or raw sugar before I eat it. Peanuts I add to many dishes for the nutritive benefit and taste.

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Sunila Vig January 13, 2016 - 5:55 am

Yumm recipe Rachna 🙂 Mine is similar except I add some saunf to my tadka and sprinkle some gud or raw sugar before I eat it. Peanuts I add to many dishes for the nutritive benefit and taste.

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menons129 January 15, 2016 - 12:40 pm

In our family poha takes ist position for school tiffin box. Children love it.

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Rachna January 16, 2016 - 1:18 pm

How lovely, Ushaji

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menons129 January 15, 2016 - 12:40 pm

In our family poha takes ist position for school tiffin box. Children love it.

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Rachna January 16, 2016 - 1:18 pm

How lovely, Ushaji

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Andrew Macmilan March 26, 2020 - 12:25 pm

5 stars
I will try this at home.

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