Sunday 10 January 2016

Red Rice Flakes With Potatoes/Batata Poha/Aloo Poha

Rice flakes are heart healthy and fat free, they are good source of vitamins with loads of minerals. Poha aka rice flakes are easy to cook and very filling while eaten. You can dish out poha based dishes just in few minutes as they gets cooked quickly. Less in calorie, poha are very versatile and you can make many delicious dishes with this incredible ingredient. Batata poha is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast or snack prepared quickly with rice flakes and potato, poha means rice flakes and batata means potatoes.Usually thin and white rice flakes are used for making for this super filling dish. But i replaced it with red rice flakes and trust me this batata poha will definitely satisfy your tastebuds.

Red rice flakes with potatoes

Am running my second week of blogging marathon with healthy diet/diabetic diet as this week's theme. Needless to say this healthy and super filling batata poha suits prefectly awesome to this theme. Red rice flakes are highly healthy than the usual rice flakes, obviously if you want to keep yourself healthy and fit, just get brown/red rice and replace it with white rice. Coming to this dish, it takes hardly less time to get ready as rice flakes gets easily cooked. Even if you are in hurry, you can dish out this aloo poha in less time. A prefect dish to kick start a day.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#60.

Batata poha

1cup Red rice flakes/Sivappu aval
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Boiled potatoes (cubed)
1tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Ginger chilly paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Oil - 1 tbsp
1/2tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

Take the red rice flakes in a big colander or a sieve and wash it under running water.

Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, strain completely.

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, asafoetida powder and peanuts.

Roast it on low flame till the peanuts gets roasted.

Add the chopped onions,  ginger-chilly paste, and turmeric powder. Saute for minute.

Add the soaked red rice flakes, cubed boiled potatoes and mix.

Sprinkle few drops of water if needed. Cover with a lid, reduce the flame and cook for few minutes.

Finally add the lemon juice and switch off the stove.


coconut chutney said...

will be sending this recipe to my mom,perfect blend of rice flakes and potatoes,yum:)

cookingwithsapana said...

Very healthy and tasty recipe.

Pavani said...

I have recently started using red rice flakes and love them because they are chewier and nuttier than regular poha. Your dish looks yummy!!

Srividhya said...

Red poha is really good. Yummy Recipe

Kalyani said...

Red poha is a fav at home too and we prefer this to normal poha these days ! good one priya !

Chef Mireille said...

a delicious and healthy bowl for sure - will have to look out for this red poha at the indian market

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Red poha is so earthy and this would have tasted wonderful.

Varada's Kitchen said...

After reading this post I am going to try to find red poha. Nice recipe.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I like this red poha than the ordinary one. So much healthy. Your poha looks so yum..

Harini R said...

I am yet to try out these red poha flakes. Love it.

veena said...

I always feel red poha is much tastier than the regular ones. This looks lovely