Sunday 13 June 2010

Bateta Pawa

Bateta Pawa-A savory teatime or breakfast snack made from pawa (beaten rice) and vegetables.Healthy and simple to make this dish is also ideal for lunch boxes.


1 cup Beaten rice (pawa/poha)
1 medium potato peeled and finely diced
1/2 cup frozen sweetcorn
2 spring onions finely chopped
2 fresh red chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
1 tablespoon cashew nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 curry leaves
1 red dried chilli
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds


1.Wash the pawa and leave to drain in a sieve.
2. In a pan heat the oil, when hot add the cumin seeds, when they splutter add the red dried chilli and curry leaves.Add the cashew nuts and stir fry till they turn golden brown.
3. Add the spring onions, and ginger paste and stir fry for a minute.
4. Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric, add the sweet corn and potatoes.Mix.
5. Gently stir in the washed pawa.
6. Add enough water so that it just covers the pawa / vegetable mixture.( Approx two cups)
7. Transfer all the mixture to a microwaveable dish, cover  and cook on high for 10 minutes.
8. After 10 minutes check that the potatoes are cooked. If not than cook for 2-3 minutes more.
9. After cooking time is complete, remove from microwave and leave the bateta pawa to stand for 5 minutes.
10. After five minutes, using a fork fluff up the bateta pawa and transfer to a serving dish.
11. Stir in the lemon juice and garnish with the coriander.
Serve with green coriander chutney.

NB- You can cook bateta potato on stove top if  you don't have a microwave.


  1. New design of your blog looks really nice...big and bright!! Bateta it..Hayley and me crazy about it..week ma ek vaar to hoyaj mara your MW method..looks yummy!!

  2. Nayna,

    Bateta pawa looks delicious it looks similar to our aval upma.

  3. Nice yellow color..Looks delish..

    Kairali sisters

  4. I like that you've used the microwave to make the pawa... this really simplifies things when you're rushing to get breakfast ready in the morning! Nice use of sweet corn in the pawa too...

  5. Hey thats a new dish to me...really very yummy and nice pic too....

  6. Love this dear, looks great, simply delicious :)

  7. our regular breakfast item...!!!

  8. This looks really good! The picture looks very nice, and from the ingredients, it sounds like a very tasty dish.

  9. very tempting poha .....i never had poha like this with all these type of ingredients combinations ...thanks for posting a new variety ...

  10. Very rich rice...Luks colourfull and delicious.

  11. That is a well prepared prep..... I love this prep even otherwise.... but your prep looks clearly tempting & the pic is luscious too....

    I loved the changed layout too.... It looks very neat & lovely.... :-)


  12. New template looks cute, bateta pawa looks awesome and am ready to finish that plate..very tempting..

  13. nice layout :)
    i have never had seems 2 b a popular thing..seen it on so many curious 2 know how it tastes

  14. Adding cashew should have given scrumptious taste. Very healthy and yummy breakfast item. Nice presentation Nayna.
    BTW I like the new look :-)
    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. Simple and yummy dish with poha

  16. My fave dish to snack on or for lunch, looks good.

  17. The dish looks perfect !!! I have never prepared it with potato. Will try it :)

  18. The dish looks perfect !!! I have never prepared it with potato. Will try it :)

  19. very well presented..looks so delicious.

  20. Looks indeed healthy and delicous.

  21. Lovely recipe.The new blog layout looks great!!!!

  22. wow this looks very innovative and yummy have never tried loive oil,cashew nuts ,sweet corns in poha,i must say this is a must try now..looks very healthy and inviting ...hey dear same pinch urs and mine template are very much same..:)

  23. poha looks delicious...even I prepare this somewhat in similar way...

  24. Love this recipe..I love poha..

  25. New template looks good !!! Poha is a very easy and wonderful dish..Looks delicious

  26. This looks truly scrumptious!

  27. A satisfying snacks,love the nuts and corn :D

  28. My hubby and I love bateta pawa and have often for lunch if we are both working from home. I make mine in the microwave too - only I cook the potatoes and sweet corn first and then add the pawa after the potatoes have cooked for 10 minutes in the microwave.

  29. i opt this for bf too..looks really delicious


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