Sunday, 11 January 2015

Kanda Poha

Kanda Poha is a famous Maharashtrian breakfast dish, simple, easy as well as quickly made. Whenever anyone at home feels hungry, I make this dish or I make bateta poha {its made with potato instead of onion - its the Gujarati variety of poha}, as one bowl of poha is so fulfilling as well extremely  tasty..

Poha 1 bowl{Thicker variety}
Raw Peanuts 2 tbsp
Onion 1
Green Chili 1
Oil 11/2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry Leaves few
Sugar 1 tsp

For Garnish:
Freshly chopped Coriander Leaves
Freshly grated Coconut 

Firstly Chop onion and green chili and keep ready.
Wash and soak poha. 
Note: For that, take poha in a colander, wash under running water. Now transfer poha to a plate and just sprinkle water and allow it to soak.

Lets start to make the poha...
In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds. As it splutters, add asafoetida, curry leaves and peanuts and saute.

Now add onion and saute till onion turns soft. Add turmeric powder and mix once.

Add poha little by little, while stirring it slowly. {Here on care should be taken, as poha will break, get soggy and stick to the pan}. Add salt, sugar and give a stir slowly.

Sprinkle lemon juice, mix once and close with a lid and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. 
Open and add some coriander leaves and transfer to a serving bowl.
Garnish with some more coriander leaves, grated coconut and top it with sev and enjoy this mouth watering kanda poha as Breakfast or as an evening snack with tea:)
Care should be taken while soaking the poha. Too much water will make it soggy, while less water will be leave it raw.

Dont stir much after adding the poha into the pan, as sure it will spoil the dish, by breaking and getting soggy.

Using thicker variety poha is much better for this dish.


  1. I still have some balance poha at home. Definitely will convert it to such a healthy breakfast.

  2. very healthy and lite breakfast!!

    1. Yes perfectly told, this is a light breakfast Thanks

  3. Delicious and yummy poha. It is my al time favourite. I love eating it. :)

  4. Replies
    1. Yes it is yummy, and light too.. Thanks

  5. I love enjoying this poha any day for breakfast. Good share, Jeena! loving it!

    1. Oh thats nice. Yes its perfect for breakfast. Thanks a lot

  6. Love it:) delicious , easy to prepare and healthy..perfect:)

    1. Yes, this is easy and healthy.. Thanks

  7. this looks delicious for tea time...

  8. Really Delicious poha! I can have it anytime. :-)

  9. Very nice! This is one of my favorite breakfast dish. Loved the pics too...

  10. A healthy option ...looks delicious too...Love it :)

  11. Very healthy breakfast and easy to prepare

  12. Healthy and quick teatime snack!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Delicious & my favorite breakfast...........quick & light too.

  14. Thank you for sharing this traditional Maharashtrian breakfast recipe that is loved by all those people who are in love with light foods. In Kanda Poha recipe add a hint of lemon and/or tamarind, can work wonders for your taste buds.


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