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.

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Kanda Poha
Main Ingredients Pressed rice (poha), Onions
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kanda Poha

  • 400 grams Pressed rice (poha) thick variety
  • 3 medium Onions chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 6-7 Green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 medium Potato boiled 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Wash the poha in a colander. Poha should be moist but not mashed. Add salt and sugar and mix lightly.
  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.
  3. Add green chillies and mix. Add turmeric powder and mix. Sauté for two minutes and add potato and poha.
  4. Mix and cook till poha is heated through. Add lemon juice and mix lightly. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2373
Carbohydrates 375.4
Protein 33.3
Fat 82.3
Other Fiber Fiber- 10.9gm