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Poha/Kandav Poha

Visha Jain
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Poha/Kandav Poha RECIPE

A popular and delicious maharashtrian breakfast or anytime snack with flattened rice cooked with onion, potato and peanuts.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. onions chopped 4 medium.
  2. pressed rice (poha) 3 1/2 cups
  3. oil 4 tbsp
  4. raw peanuts 1/2 cup
  5. green chillies chopped 3
  6. cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
  7. mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp
  8. hing 1 pinch
  9. curry leaves 5-6
  10. turmeric powder 1/4 tbsp
  11. salt to taste
  12. sugar 1/2 tbsp
  13. lemon 6-7 drops
  14. coriander leaves for topping
  15. scrapped coconut for topping


  1. Place poha in a colander and pour water over to moisten it. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add peanuts and sauté on medium heat. Chop onions and green chillies. Once peanuts are crisp and lightly browned, drain and place on absorbent paper.
  2. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds to the oil remaining in the pan. When the seeds splutter, add asafoetida, curry leaves and onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add turmeric powder and green chillies and stir for ½ minute.
  3. Add poha, salt and sugar and mix well.
  4. Squeeze the juice of a lemon and mix. Add peanuts and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and scraped coconut and serve hot.

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Dec-03-2018

Simple yet delicious.

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