Kanda Poha

Poha is the Maharashtrian word for Flattened Rice. Kanda means onions.

Poha is a Maharashtrian delicacy, which is a perfect balance of taste and nutrition. Poha with onions, potatoes and seasoning like chilies, lemon and curry leaves make up a tasty and easy meal, especially when you don’t feel like cooking. This is a very typical Maharashtrian snack/breakfast that is healthy and yummy

This traditional recipe is easy to make and can be made with easily available ingredients in your kitchen. Poha recipe makes for a perfect breakfast recipe. However, with the growing health consciousness, this recipe is perfect for someone looking forward to shed some weight.

This simple recipe can be made in a few minutes, you can add your own twist to this recipe, If you like it crunchy you can stir fry the Poha on high flame this gives a nice crispness to the Poha.



2 cups




2 tablespoon




2 table spoon


Mustard Seeds


2 tea spoon


Curry leaves

Kadi Patta

8 to 10





Finely chopped

Green chilli



Finely chopped

Turmeric Powder


½ tea spoon




½ tea spoon





Boiled, peeled and diced into cubes

Coriander leaves


2 table spoon

Finely chopped

Lemon Juice


2 table spoon



Roast the Peanuts

  1. In a bowl, add 2 cups of Poha
  1. Add water till the Poha is completely submerged.
  2. Using your fingers, rinse the Poha for around a minute.
  3. Leave the Poha for around 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Drain all the water.


  1. In a Kadai, heat two table spoons of oil
  2. Add 2 table spoon of peanuts and stir fry till golden brown.
  3. Remove the peanuts and set aside.
  4. Add two tea spoons of Mustard seeds
  5. Add around 10 leaves of Curry Leaves.
  6. Add the chopped onion
  7. Stir fry the onions for around 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add the chopped green chili
  9. Add the ½ tea spoon turmeric powder and salt and stir fry
  10. Add the Potatoes and Peanuts and mix well.
  11. Add the Poha and mix well.
  12. Cover the lid and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  13. Switch off the heat, garnish with Coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime.




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