Kanda Poha

kanda poha








Maharastrian Kanda Poha is a very popular breakfast or teatime snack.  It is made from rice flakes (flattened/beaten rice) and tosssed in  onions, green chillies and peanuts. It is a light meal for the morning, this super quick dish is just right for you. You can always spice it up or down depending on your taste.



  • 300 gms Poha (rice flakes or Beaten Rice)
  • 2 large onion, chopped fine
  • 1 medium green chillies, split in half
  • 6-8 Curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp rai (small mustered seeds)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves, chopped fine, for the garnish
  • juice from one large lemon


  • Heat the oil in a large shallow pan. When the oil is hot,  add  rai. When they splutter, add the chilli, peanuts and the curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and cook till light pink or brown on a medium flame.
  • In the meanwhile, wash the pohe and leave them to drain in a sieve.
  • Once the onions are cooked, add turmeric powder, cook for 5 sec. add in the pohe, season with salt, add the sugar and chopped coriander leaves . Stir all the ingredients well, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • After about 3 to 4 minutes, turn off the heat and add lemon juice, mix well and serve the Maharashtrian Kanda Poha for breakfast or as a tea time snack.
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