Kanda Poha / Simple Onion Poha

Kandha Poha is a traditional and a very popular Maharashtrian special breakfast dish. This is a very quick & easy breakfast dish or a snack prepared in just few minutes. This dish is extremely simple with some mild spice flavours and filling dish too.

Onion Poha, Kanda Poha

  1. Poha/Pressed Rice – 2 Cups
  2. Large Onion (diced) – 1
  3. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Green Chillies – 3
  5. Oil – 2.5 tbsp
  6. Curry Leaves – 10
  7. Turmeric Power – 1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
  9. Juice of half a Lemon
  10. Salt to Taste
How to Prepare:
  • In a large bowl, soak the poha for just 2 – 3 minutes. Drain water and set aside. Let there be little moisture in the poha.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the chopped green chillies, onions and sauté for a minute. Don’t let the onions turn its color.
  • Add turmeric powder, curry leaves and the poha. Sprinkle salt and mix to combine.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 minute on low heat. Closing the lid keeps the flavor intact.
  • Then, add the lemon juice and mix again. Be gentle while you mix/combine.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.
Poha | Kanda Poha


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