Wash the poha and soak in enough water till it softens. ( Be careful at this step so that Poha doesn't become soggy )
Drain the poha in a colander and let the excess water drain nicely.
Heat oil for frying potatoes in a pan.
When the oil is hot, add potatoes and fry on high heat till golden brown and crunchy from outside. Transfer the oil in a container for later use.
Add 2 tablespoon oil in a pan.
When the oil is hot, add peanuts and fry till slightly browned.
Add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle or a few seconds.
Add green chilies and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Now add tomatoes and peas and fry for a minute.
Now add salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice, sugar, fried potatoes and poha and mix well.
Cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
Be very careful about the soaking time of the poha. Don't soak it for too long, otherwise, it will become mushy. You just have to rinse it till it becomes soft. Use a lot of curry leaves for a nice flavor.Add in lots of peanuts, it adds a nice crunch to the soft textured Poha. If you have leftover, you can make cutlets using it too. Just add some boiled mashed potatoes to the Pohe, shape the mixture like cutlets and shallow fry until browned.You can also shallow fry it and make Aloo Tikki.If you want to make it healthier, avoid deep frying the potatoes. You can use boiled potatoes instead. Just saute them in little oil until browned.You can garnish it with grated coconut too. That's how they do it in Maharashtra.