batata phovu

poha with potato

poha is flattened rice and is called phovu in konkani. There are different kinds of phovu and also different dishes are made with them. phovu is very popular in konkani households. This one is a popular breakfast item. It is prepared using only the basic ingredients like potato, onions, coconut and green chillies. It is a very filling breakfast item/evening snack.



  • poha - 1 cup
  • onion - 1 small
  • potato - 1 small - cut into tiny pieces
  • green chillies - 3 to 4
  • curry leaves - 6 to 7
  • grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
  • turmeric powder - a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • Lemon juice - (to taste)


  • Wash and soak the poha in water for 5 minutes. Squeeze the water out of the poha and set it aside.
  • Heat some oil in a kadai and add the onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder and the potato pieces. Add salt and cook on a very low flame till the potato becomes soft.
  • Finally add the poha, grated coconut and mix evenly.
  • Add some lemon juice to taste

Preparation time: 20 minutes