Saturday, April 6, 2013

Aloo Kaju Poha (Beaten Rice Stir Fry with Potato & Cashew)

Hi friends!

Back to blogging after a small break. My husband met with a car accident & so that kept me really occupied. He had to undergo a Maxillo-facial surgery to correct the facial fractures & with Lord Shiva's blessings he has recovered well.

Today morning I wanted to eat something light but healthy. So, I thought it is the right day to revisit my blog with yet another version of the Poha that I cook.

We need:

  • Beaten Rice/Poha: 250 gms
  • Potato - 1, chopped
  • Peanuts - handful
  • Cashews - handful
  • Urad Dal/Split White lentil - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4th tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Whole Red Chillies - 2 borken into 4
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Extract - as per taste
  • Green Chillies - 2, finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
  • Curry Leaves - 5 to 6
  • Salt - as per taste


Wash & drain the beaten rice. Add to the beaten rice - salt, finely chopped green chillies, finely chopped ginger & the lemon extract. Mix well & set aside till you cook the other ingredients.

In a pan, pour some oil & add the mustard seeds. Let it splutter & then add the urad dal. When it turns light golden add the whole red chillies. Add hing, turmeric powder & chopped potatoes & cook till it is crispy.

Add the peanuts now if you don't want to cook it separately along with some salt for the potatoes. When the potatoes are cooked then add the curry leaves & cashews. Saute just for a few seconds. The cashews will otherwise get burnt.

Now, add the beaten rice & mix in well with the potatoes. Cover with a lid for about a minute.

Our Aloo Poha is ready to be served!


  • You may add onions too but I have a sudden aversion to it these days so I am avoiding it
  • Instead of cooking the peanuts with the potatoes, you may roast them separately & do the same with the cashews
  • Sometimes we add some mixture over this
  • My father likes it with some sugar sprinkled over it & sometimes I follow him :)


  1. looks absolutely smashing!! :)

  2. Looks delicious:)
    Hope your husband is doing good !!

    1. Hi Julie, Yes my husband is much better now. Thanks for checking :)

  3. Love to start my say with this delicious poha.

  4. Never heard of beaten rice but this is so interesting. I am tempted, all the way I am. Simple dessert for a finishing sweetness after a meal.


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