March 19, 2010

Aloo Poha | Aval upma

This dish was a new dish I had tried in Gujarat. I had gone for one month vacation to Gujarat, where my parents lived.I was relaxed to the core..totally no responsibilities. Eating, sleeping, watching movies were the only activities I did.Golden days !!!

My Mom and Dad had stayed in a guest house when they reached there and they used to serve Aloo Poha for breakfast. She mentioned about it to me, as we have never added potato to this dish. We tried it at home and liked it. Normally when you have poha you will feel hungry very soon..But when you eat this you will real full !!! We had a good neighbor who promised to teach me a lot of Gujarati Diwali recipes but unfortunately I had to leave earlier due to an urgent call from work . :-(

When I had seen the event announcement in Joy of Cooking about recipes you enjoyed while travelling this was the first dish that came to my mind. According to the rules for the event I had to post a photo of the place..I was there in Gujarat during Navratri and was amused by the celebrations they had on all the 9 days. We had Garba and Dandiya at 9 till midnight.The dress code was one color for one day..and it was so good and never missed a day..It was a totally different experience and will relish it every now an then..I had shared one of the picture taken on the Dandiya night..

Aloo Poha is an easy to prepare breakfast dish made out of Flattened Rice Flakes and Potatoes. It takes hardly takes 10 min..

Sent this recipe to Jagruti's Joyful Eating Whilst Travelling and JIHVA - Breakfast at Veggie Platter started by Indira


Poha (Flattened Rice ) - 2 Cups
Potato - 1 big one
White Onion - 1 no
Urid Dal - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly - 4 no
Curry Leaves
Sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt for Taste
Oil - 2 tsp


  • Chop the potatoes into small pieces and the onions into lengthwise pieces.
  • Heat oil, add mustard, urid dal in medium flame.
  • Add red chillies, onions, curry leaves and salt and saute well.
  • Once the onions turns translucent add the potatoes and fry well.
  • Wash and soak the poha for 5 min and drain the water and add the poha to the pan.
  • Saute well in medium flame until the poha is cooked. Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Serve Hot.



So pretty and easy breakfast!

Hi Sabitha

Aloo poha looks great and our family faviourte too..I am glad you went at Navratri time..I miss too this dandiya nights in U.K, we do have them here but not like Gujarat..thanks for sending to my event..

Thanks for the great entry, Shabitha. Sometimes I make a mixed veggie poha.

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