• 2 cups Fove/ beaten rice 2 onions chopped finely (drop this if you make Batat Fove) 3 green chillies 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 pinch of hing/ asafoetida ¼ teaspoon badishep/ saunf/ aniseeds(drop this if you make Batat Fove) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon jeera powder 1 medium potato boiled cut into small pieces (you may use raw potatoes for Kande Pohe) 8 curry leaves 1 tablespoon grated coconut 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 pinch of sugar 1 ½ tablespoon Oil for cooking

Batat Fove is a beaten rice preparation with Batata or Potatoes that is a healthy snack rich in fibre and nutrition popular on Diwali/ Deepavali morning.

This is usually accompanied by various types of beaten rice preparations like Dudhantley Fove, Roasantley Fove, Kallayalle Fove, Fullayalle fove.

This snack is made “Shivrak” i.e. without onion on the holy occasion of Diwali, but is also a popular snack throughout the year made with onion and can be made in a jiffy. This recipe is called “Kande Pohe” in Maharashtra.

Lavish use of oil can make the snack more tasty but health conscious people can use it sparingly.

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  1. Wash the Fove/ Pohe/ Beaten rice only once and drain the water. Keep it aside for 5 – 10 minutes. Run your fingers through the Fove so that each grain is separate.
  2. In a small cup add 1 teaspoon water, salt, sugar, turmeric powder, jeera powder.
  3. Add the above mixture to the Fove and mix thoroughly.
  4. Heat 1 ½ tablespoon oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and hing. Once the mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves, green chillies.
  5. Now add the onions and fry till pink in colour (skip if you are making the “Shivrak” version i.e. without onion). When making the dish with onion you can use a raw potato. In that case add the raw potato pieces to the onion so that it gets cooked well. Add aniseeds.
  6. If you are making the “Shivrak” version without onion, then you will need to use boiled potatoes at this stage. Don’t and Aniseeds.
  7. Finally add the Fove/ Pohe/ Beaten rice and mix well. Adjust the salt to your liking.
  8. Sprinkle lemon juice & mix well.
  9. Add the grated coconut & garnish with chopped coriander/ cilantro leaves.

Batat Fove