Maharashtrian Kanda Poha | How to make Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

By Aparna Rajesh  |  2nd Apr 2016  |  
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About Maharashtrian Kanda Poha Recipe

Kanda poha is a maharashtrian recipe prepared using flattened rice along with potato and peanut.It is an extremely light food, can be served as abreakfast

Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

Ingredients to make Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

  • Flattened rice - 1 cup,
  • oil - 1 tespoon
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • water as required
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp grated
  • curry leaves/ coriander leaves - few to temper
  • green chilly - 1 no finely chopped
  • peanuts - 2 tablespoon (or else add as per need )
  • boiled potato - 1/4 cup
  • soaked flattened rice -1 cup
  • salt - as required
  • coconut grated 1/4 cup (optional; but recommended for the taste)
  • lime juice 1 teaspoon
  • urad dal - 1 tablespoon
  • water as required to sprinkle
  • mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • 1 large onion, chopped

How to make Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

  1. Take a wide vessel add the flattened rice / poha, then add a pinch of turmeric and sprinkle some water. keep aside for 15 minutes, either cold water or hot water can be used.
  2. But do not pour the water, just sprinkle and evenly spread the water. Meanwhile peel and cut the potato and boil it . Once cooked strain the water, keep aside.
  3. Take a kadai and add the oil , once hot add the mustard seeds, once cracked add the urad dal, saute till it changes its color, then add the grated ginger, onion and green chilly along with peanuts, stir it till its roasted.
  4. If needed curry leaves can be added at this stage, Then add the soaked poha /flattened rice. Adjust salt.
  5. Stir well and close the lid the for 5 to 10 minutes, once cooked add the lime juice and shredded coconut, mix well.
  6. if needed it can be tempered with coriander leaves. Once cooked, off the flame, serve it with a cup of Tea / Green tea.

My Tip:

Serve hot with cup of black tea or cardamon chai

Reviews for Maharashtrian Kanda Poha (9)

Neelam B. Singh5 months ago

In this recipe potatoes were peeled , boiled and kept aside but were not used in the poha at all.

Lata Samariya2 years ago

I m from Bombay, n as far as i know only onion is added to this poha n not any other veggies

Vaishali Sankhayan2 years ago

@kausar rafiq-if I'm not wrong then lands is onion and that has been included in this recipe.

Madhu Katta2 years ago

when to use potato

Shashi Prinja2 years ago


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kausar Rafiq2 years ago

in kanda poha there is no kanda??

Sheeba Bedi3 years ago

I like any form of poha and this sounds excellent :D

Pranjal Hasani3 years ago

so nice

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