Kanda Poha

Post No.132

Kanda Poha is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe made from red or white poha or beaten  rice. Poha is the Maharashtrian word for flattened or beaten Rice and Kanda  means Onions. It is made with beaten rice and tossing in onions, green chillies and peanuts tastes awesome. This recipe will help you to make perfect Poha with in minutes.


1 ½ cup  thick poha/beaten rice

2 tbsp peanuts

1 tsp mustard seed

1 tsp cumin seed

1 onion finely chopped

2 green chilli finely chopped

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

A pinch of asafoetida

2 tbsp oil

¼ tsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp lemon juice

Few curry leaves


Take a strainer and add poha into it. Wash the poha twice. Add 1tsp of sugar and 1tsp of salt to soaked poha and mix gently.

In a kadai heat 2 tbsp of oil and roast 2tbsp peanuts until the peanuts turn crunchy. Keep aside

In the same oil add 1sp mustard, 1tsp cumin, pinch of asafoetida and few curry leaves.

When the mustard splutters add chopped onion and green chillies and sauté well

When the onions turns pinkish add turmeric powder and sauté well

Add soaked poha and mix gently. Cover and cook for 5 minutes

Now add lemon juice, chopped corander leaves and the roasted peanuts and mix gently.

Serve kanda poha  hot  garnished with sev or grated coconut with  tea

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