Mondays are hectic, especially the one that comes after festivities. To get rid of the jet lag, you want a breakfast that is yummy and can provide you with energy to get back to work. Something like batata poha, which is full of amazing spices and potatoes, known to be great energy food. We know no one wants to cook anything too tricky at the beginning of the week, batata poha takes the least effort and minimal time to cook. Check out the recipe to find out yourself. 

Batata Poha Recipe Card

Batata poha, a breakfast recipe one can enjoy along with morning tea.

Total Time :
25 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Samriddhi Srivastava


  • 2 cups thick beaten rice
  • ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup of peeled potato
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
  • oil to cook
  • salt to taste


Step 1
Begin by placing a wok on the stove. Heat oil and add the mustard seeds.
Step 2
When the seeds crackle, add asafoetida in it. Sauté all together on a medium flame for a few seconds.
Step 3


Then add onions, diced potatoes, salt, turmeric powder, and a little bit of water. Mix and cook all the elements together on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
Step 4
Meanwhile, pass the beaten rice under running water and then drain out all excess water.
Step 5
Add beaten rice to the wok along with ginger-green chilli paste, lemon juice and milk. Cook well for 2 minutes.
Step 6


Add coriander leaves and serve batata poha in a serving plate.