Aloo Poha is a traditional Indian dish, consisting of (par-boiled rice), potatoes, and spices. This traditional dish is made in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh, however, the popularity of Aloo Poha Snack has spread to other parts of the world, where it has been adopted by other cultures in their own way.
It originated in Sindh, Pakistan centuries ago.
It is most often seen in Western countries as either a breakfast item or an after-school snack. Aloo Poha can be eaten hot or cold. Poha forms a filling breakfast or a snack just like Idli sambar, vegetable upma, or sabudana khichadi.
It consists of rice flakes that are stir-fried with spices and vegetables and usually served with mango pickle and chutney. There are many variations to this dish, including Chatpata Aloo Poha which contains chilies, and peanuts. Other versions include spices like turmeric, coriander, or curry leaves.
Recipe for Aloo Poha
It is typically served with chutneys (sauces) like tamarind or amchur, spices like cumin, coriander, and chaat masala. Aloo Poha dish is also eaten in other countries like Nepal and Bangladesh.
How to make Aloo Poha?
It’s a quick recipe that takes about 20 minutes only. That is why many people prefer it as a breakfast option in their busy routine. Today, I am sharing my way of making the Aloo Poha recipe as I learned it from one of my Maharashtrian friends.
There are many variations of Aloo Poha recipes. One popular variation is the Gujarati Aloo Poha, which is made with potatoes and spices. Other variations include the Punjabi Aloo Poha, which incorporates peas in it, or the South Indian version which has fewer spices but more vegetables. There are so many different types of dishes of Poha with Aloo to enjoy!
Poha is one of the best weight loss foods. Poha's recipe is low in calories and rich in nutrients that are good for weight loss. Making Poha with just water will help you lose weight because all that's needed is 125 ml of water for every cup of Poha.
Aloo Poha Recipe: Breakfast On The Go
- In a large bowl take thick poha. Rinse in water and drain off the water.
- Soak it in some fresh water and let it rest for 8-10 min. Then drain the excess water.
- In a large pan heat 2 tbsp oil and mustard seed to it.
- Then add a few curry leaves. Splutter the tempering.
- Now add chopped green chillies and onion. Sauté until the onions soften slightly.
- Add ¼ tsp turmeric, salt, and sugar. Sauté slightly.
- Add soaked poha and mix well combining everything.
- Cook it for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add fried peanuts, potatoes, and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Aloo poha is ready. Serve it when hot.