Kanda Poha Recipe | How to Make Kanda Poha | Poha Recipe – Vini’s

What is Kanda Poha recipe?

Kanda Poha recipe is basically flattened/beaten rice. Kanda means onion. So basically Kanda poha is poha prepared with onions and some basic spices. Poha is one of the staple breakfasts of India. In different states, poha is prepared in different ways. Kanda poha is a Maharashtrian preparation but because of its simplicity it is prepared in different parts of the country.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Kanda poha

Kanda poha calls for poha that is pressed rice or flattened rice and lots of onion. Thick variety of poha should be used. To soften poha; it just needs to be washed and left for some time. There is no need to soak it. Onions are slightly sautéed; there is no need to brown them. To add a little crunch roasted peanuts are added. Apart from that very basic tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves is used. To add some freshness and flavour, lemon juice and lots of fresh coriander is used.

How to make Kanda poha

1. Wash poha : To soften poha, take 2 cups of poha in a colander. Pass it under running water. Leave it for some time. After sometime, mash a grain of poha to check if it is completely soft. If it is not soft sprinkle little water on it and leave it for some time.


2. Prepare tempering : Heat 2 tablespoon oil. Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and 2 sprigs of curry leaves. Once everything splutters add one or two slit green chilies. Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Sauté everything for 30 to 40 seconds.


3. Add and cook onions : Add 2 chopped onions cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn translucent.


4. Add soft poha, salt, sugar, and roasted peanuts : Add everything aforementioned. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Cover and cook for 1-2 more minutes.


5. Garnish : Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and a handful of chopped coriander leaves.


6. Bon appetite : Serve hot Kanda poha with masala tea


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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