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Poha Batata

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

Preparation and Cooking time: 45 Minutes: Serves 4


3 cups Thick Pawa (Flaked Rice)

2 Medium Sized Potatoes

2 Onion Finely Chopped

¼ cup Oil

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

2 tbsp Ginger Paste

1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste

½ tsp Turmeric Powder

1½ tsp Sugar

1 Juice of Lime

3 tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped

Salt to taste


  1. Chop the potatoes into small cubes and wash them and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a big pan, once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and onions, sauté the onions till soft.

  3. While this is cooking, take the pawa and wash them in water to remove the dirt, fill with lukewarm water adding one teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of sugar, let it soak for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Now the onions are soft, add the potatoes, ginger paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on low heat with the lid on till the potatoes are soft stirring occasionally.

  5. Strain the pawa in a sieve, add them to the potatoes with the lime juice and chopped coriander, mix well, then simmer on a low heat for 2-3 minutes with the lid on.

  • Enjoy hot on its own or with yoghurt!

Poha Batata | The Rasoi Recipes
Poha Batata | The Rasoi Recipes


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