Batata Poha

Batata Poha

Batata Poha is popular and traditional South Indian breakfast recipe. In Maharashtra it’s know as Pohe and in Gujarat as Poha.

Batata Poha Is easy to make and is low in calories. It has aprox 76.9% of carbs and 23% fat, making it an ideal choice for a quick healthy meal. It’s also packed with iron, and ranked low on the glycemic index.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 3 servings


2 cups thick Poha (rice flakes)

1 medium potatoe chopped

1 large onion chopped finely

8 curry leaves

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp Asafoetida

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt to taste

1 Lemon

2 tbs oil

1 cup of finely chopped fresh Coriander


Put the poha in a strainer.

Wash the poha throughly and gently. Drain the excess water through a strainer.

In a large wok heat 2 tbs of oil. Add in the mustard seeds, once the seeds start to splut, add in the asafoetida, cumin seeds, green chilies and curry leaves.

Allow the spices to cook for 45- 50 seconds.

Now add in the chopped onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add in the boiled chopped potatoes and mix well and let it cook for 2mins. Stir to prevent sticking.

Add in the salt and turmeric powder. mix it and leave it for a minute.

Now add the soaked poha and mix well and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add fresh lemon juice, and chopped coriander leaves.

Mix well & turn of the heat.

Batata poha is ready for serving.

vegan omelette aka a ‘moonglet’

A easy vegetarian/ vegan omelette recipe made from mung bean batter. it’s known as a favourite street food breakfast in New Delhi. it’s mainly served as breakfast, but also makes a good light heathy evening snack. It’s healthy and rich in protein.


Serves 1

for batter:
1 cup moong dal

1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp salt

For moonglet:

½ tsp ginger paste

1 green chilli (finely chopped)

½ tsp cumin

2 tsp oil
2 tbsp water

pinch chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

1 tbsp ghee


• Soak 1 cup moong dal for 30 minutes.

• Drain the water and blend to smooth paste.

• add in ¼ tsp turmeric, 2 tbsp of rice flour and 1 tsp salt.

• mix well to form a thick batter.

• In a bowl add 1 tbsp of ghee, ½ tsp cumin, 1 chilli, and ½ tsp ginger paste and mix well.

• now heat a pan and spread 2 tsp oil.

• once the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp water to the batter and mix.

• pour the batter onto the hot pan.

• simmer till the base is cooked well and flip over and press gently.

• Keep flipping till each side is cooked.

• enjoy moonglet with tamarind chutney.

Uttapam / Thick Pancake

Uttapam is a South Indian dish and usually prepared as a healthy breakfast dish. Uttapam has a thicker consistency compared to a dosa and is made by adding mixed veggies of your choice.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10Minutes

Serves: 1

Uttapam Recipe


1 cup of Idli Batter

2 finely chopped 🌶

1/2 finely chopped 🧅

1/3 cup mixed 🫑

1/3 cup finely chopped 🍅

1tsp oil



Buy readymade batter from the grocery store. Add salt & water to the batter and mix well.

Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium flame. Sprinkle a few drops of oil on hot pan and spread all around. As this helps to spread the batter and avoids the batter from sticking to the pan.

When the pan is hot, pour 1 laddle of batter in the pan and spread it in a round shape by gently rotating the ladle clock wise.

Then Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum and chilli to the batter and slightly press the veggies with a wooden spatula.

Then add a tsp of oil to the edge of the Uttapam and let it cook until bottom surface turns light golden brown. Then flip the uttapam around and cook the other side for a 2/3 minutes or until the bottom surface looks cooked.

Uttapam Is best served hot with coconut chutney.