Aloo Poha

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Poha (flattened rice) : 2 cups
Vegetable oil  : 2 tbsps or, as per your requirement
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : 5-6
Green chillies slit lengthwise : 4-5
Large onion  : 2 thinly sliced
Potatoes  – 1 large sliced very thin
Tomato – 1 large, thinly sliced
Cabbage – 1/2 cup very thinly sliced
Carrot – 2 pieces grated
Cauliflower – 6 to 7 small pieces
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Lemon – 1
Handful of unsalted peanuts (roasted)
Pinch of turmeric powder
Garam masala powder 1/2 Tsp
Sugar – a pinch
Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till they are slightly browned.
  2. Add the peanuts and potatoes, now stir frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes, so that the potatoes are medium cooked.
  3. Now add cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, green peas, tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Cover the kadahi with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on low flame with regular stirring. Check if all the vegetables are done. Keep a check that all the vegetable are not overly cooked and softened.
  4. Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes and drain.
  5. Once the potatoes and all vegetables are cooked well, add the drained poha with garam masala and a pinch of sugar.
  6. Gently mix well to blend the ingredients while not crumbling the poha. You may turn off the heat till you mix the ingredients, if required.
  7. Turn the heat on again to medium-low. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat off. Add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well gently.
  9. Garnish with more lemon, coriander leaves, or Sev and enjoy! You can sprinkle a pinch of Jeeraman masala, if you choose to (It is a kind of masala like chat masala) as garnish.