Aloo Poha

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Preparation Time : 25 minutes

Cooking Time : 5 minutes

Serving : 4 members


An authentic Gujarati dish . I came across this dish in a cook book and was surprised because in south India we use poha ( aval ) mainly to Make sweets ) . My neighbour Bindu is from Ahmadabad , she makes aloo poha very often and I get my share with out fail .


Poha ( aval )2 cups medium thickness ( soaked in water for 20 minutes or until soft drained and squeeze the excess water)
mustard seeds1 tea spoon
Oil2 tablespoons
clove and cinnamon2 (each)
green chillies3 slit
onion1/2 cup chopped
curry leavesfew
turmeric powder 3/4 tea spoon
potato boiled and peeled1 cup cubes
saltto taste
sugar1 tea spoon
grated coconut3/4 cup
lime juice2 table spoons
coriander leaves2 table spoons chopped


  1. Heat oil , add mustard seeds , cloves and cinnamon .
  2. Let it crackle , then top with onion , green chillies and curry leaves . Fry till translucent .
  3. Add turmeric powder and potatoes . Sprinkle 2 table spoons of water and toss well till the water has dried .
  4. Add the poha , salt and sugar . Mix well adding lime juice and grated coconut. Mix well . Taste and adjust .
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot . ( can add boiled green peas also along with boiled potatoes following the same recipe for aloo Mattur poha ).