Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The most popular breakfast of Maharashtra ! 
Hardly takes time to prepare. We usually serve it with a topping of finely chopped onion, coriander leaves and Bikaneri sev and a squeeze of lemon juice over it. Tastes Divine !

Poha (rice flakes)..... 1 cup
Potato... 1
Onion ..... 1 ( sliced)
Green chillies ... 2 ( finely chopped)
Curry leaves ... a sprig
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp.
Cumin powder ...... 1/2 tsp.
Salt .... to taste

For tempering:
Cumin seeds ... 1 tsp.
Asafoetida ...... a pinch
Dry red chillies ... 2

For garnishing:
Coriander leaves .... handful
Onion ...... 1 finely chopped
Bikaneri sev ...... ( optional)
Lemon juice.


1. Put the poha in a colander/sieve and wash lightly under running water. Set them aside for 5-10 minutes, sprinkling a little water over them once or twice. They should be soft but not sticky and mushy.
2. Meanwhile boil the potato and cut it into small pieces. Set aside.

3. In a sauce pan. heat a little oil and add the tempering ingredients. When they crackle add the sliced onion. Saute it add the boiled potato pieces, green chillies and curry leaves. Add cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt.

4. Now put the soaked poha into the pan and stir lightly until everything is mixed well. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.

5. Serve it in individual plates, garnishing with coriander, onion and Bikaneri sev. Squeeze out a little lemon juice on top.

Serves ... 2-3
Preparation time ... 20 minutes
Spice level ..... 3 out of 5

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  1. I njoyed this poha wen i was in mumbai its an absolute yumm dish..

  2. Love this poha and I make it quite often at home...looks delicious

  3. Very different recipe, looks spicy and yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook

  4. Poha looks so yummy and healthy...

  5. I too make this often urs luks delicious...

  6. I have heard a lot about this recipe, but never tasted it myself. I add potato sometimes to my pohe, but they are raw, i mean raw but fried with onions in the process. This looks delicious.

    1. You can try this way next time Priya.. always variety is the spice of life as they say !

  7. Hello Dear, Your recipe got featured in this week Any One Can Cook, Congratulations!

  8. hi shobha, how are you dear. miss you so much.
    i can only look and drool over this delicious platter, cos we dont have rice flakes. they do sell, but very seldom/
    have a nice day

    1. Hello dear.. nice to hear from you :)
      You too have a nice day

  9. Thanks so much for your sweet comment dear :) The poha looks delicious!

  10. Delicious and tasty poha looks so tempting.....

  11. I have heard about this recipe but never tried. Kanda poha looks healthy and yummy. Thanks for linking my event..

    Cuisine Delights
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  12. Hi There, I can't wait to try it on my island. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy holidays !!!
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

  13. Love kanda poha!!!


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