How to make Kande Pohe -

Thick pressed rice preparation with onions.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

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

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kande Pohe

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kande Pohe Recipe

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Pressed rice (poha) 400 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 6-7

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Potatoes boiled and peeled 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash the poha in a sieve. Poha should be moist but not mashed.

Step 2

Chop onions in a chopper. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the seeds splutter add asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add onions and sauté. Add salt and sugar and mix lightly. Chop green chillies finely and add and mix well. Cube potatoes and add and mix well.

Step 4

Add turmeric powder, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add poha and mix gently.Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon, add to the poha and mix. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot.

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