How to make Kanda Poha - This classic Maharashtrian breakfast is made by sautéing pressed rice with onions, boiled potatoes and mild spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kanda Poha

A plate of piping hot poha or pohe is one of the best Maharashtrian breakfasts ever. Made with pressed rice, boiled potatoes and plenty of onions sautéed with a simple tempering of mustard seeds, turmeric, green chillies and jeera, finished off with a sprinkling of fresh coriander. This kanda poha recipe is testimony to the fact that the simplest things in life are often the best. Kande pohe is my go to option when I am craving a quick, fuss free and nutritious breakfast.

For more recipes related to Kanda Poha checkout Chuara Matar, Poha Egg Fried Rice, Rice Flake Fish, Mixed Sprouts Poha . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Gai Yang, Mini Tostadas, Spinach Feta and Tomato Omelette, Dahi Gujia.

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Kanda Poha

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kanda Poha Recipe

  • Pressed rice (poha) thick variety 400 grams

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 6-7

  • Green chillies chopped 6-7

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Potato boiled 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash the poha in a colander. Poha should be moist but not mashed. Add salt and sugar and mix lightly.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add asafoetida and curry leaves. Sauté for half a minute and add onions and continue to sauté.

Step 3

Add green chillies and mix. Add turmeric powder and mix. Sauté for two minutes and add potato and poha.

Step 4

Mix and cook till poha is heated through. Add lemon juice and mix lightly. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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