Poha Recipe | Maharashtrian Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | How to Make Kanda Pohe

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Mornings are the most hectic phase of the day. There is so much that needs to be done and not enough time, especially when you have a job and kids. Starting your day with a healthy, filling breakfast is a stepping to a healthy lifestyle. Quick recipes for breakfast are a boon indeed. Poha recipe is one such popular breakfast in India that is loved by both kids and grownups. It is a breakfast recipe that goes from skillet to platter in just under 30 minutes, saving you a lot of time for other important activities.

The Many Varieties of Poha Recipe

For the uninitiated, poha (पोहा)is the regional term for flattened rice flakes or beaten rice. Different communities prepare poha differently. The Sindhi folks like tomatoes in their poha recipe and serve it with Sindhi papad, and they usually skip the groundnuts. The Indori poha has a lot of garnish ingredients such as sev, pomegranate, onions, with a sprinkle of jeeravan. The Punjabis add boiled potatoes and a pinch of garam masala to their Poha. The Maharashtrian folks love to add a lot of potatoes (बटाटा) and onions(कांदा)to their poha. That’s how this poha recipe gets its name. It also has a generous dash of asafetida and a garnish of fried groundnuts.

Add this quick and easy poha recipe to your list of breakfast ideas for the weekdays. Serve hot poha with tea and your entire family would enjoy it. Let’s see how to make Maharashtrian-style kanda batata poha.

For more healthy breakfast recipes, check out these recipes – Upma Recipe, Idli Chutney Recipe, Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe, Bread Upma Recipe, Creamed Spinach on Toast.

How to Make Kanda Batata Poha

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Kanda Batata Poha is a quick & easy breakfast recipe that’s ideal for the entire family. It’s not just delicious but filling too. A staple in the Maharashtrian household, the recipe features flattened rice flakes cooked with onions& potatoes,&boasts delicate flavors of curry leaves & asafetida.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Dagdi Poha / Flattened rice flakes (thick variety) – 2 & ½ cups
  • Onions – 2 medium, finely chopped
  • Potato – 1 medium, halved & sliced
  • Green chilies – 5
  • Curry leaves – 15
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro – a handful
  • Asafetida/Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Groundnuts – ⅓ cup
  • Sugar – ½ tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon – ½ tsp or to taste
  • Groundnut oil – ¼ cup
  • Water – to rinse and soak the poha
Instructions
  1. First of all, take poha in a colander and rinse it gently until all the flakes are properly drenched. Let the poha drain.
  2. Heat the groundnut oil in a skillet. Toss in the groundnuts and fry them on medium heat till they are crunchy and brown. Remove them in a bowl.
  3. Next, add the mustard seeds. Once they pop, add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Sprinkle the asafetida and let it sizzle too.
  4. Toss in the potatoes and sprinkle a little bit of salt, just enough to season the potatoes. Mix well. Cover the skillet and let the potatoes cook on low heat until they are done.
  5. Then add the onions, curry leaves, green chilies. Crank up the heat and sauté till the onions turn translucent. In the meanwhile, sprinkle some water on the poha to make sure they don’t get too dry.
  6. Add the turmeric and mix well.
  7. Add the poha, sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Mix well. Cover the skillet and let the poha cook on low heat for the next 3-4 minutes.
  8. When the poha is done, add a handful of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
  9. Serve the poha and garnish it with fried groundnuts. Enjoy hot poha for breakfast or as an evening snack along with a cup of masala chai.

 

Maharashtrian Kanda Batata Poha Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

To make poha, chop 2 medium onions, halve &slice 1 medium potato, and chop 5 green chilies and a handful of fresh cilantro/coriander leaves. Lay out the tempering and seasoning ingredients.

ingredients for kande pohe / kanda batata poha recipe


Step 2

First of all, take 2 & ½ cup poha in a colander and rinse it gently until all the flakes are properly drenched. Let the poha drain.

rinsing and soaking gthe poha/rice flakes in a colander


Step 3

Heat ¼ cup groundnut oil in a skillet. Toss in 1/3 cup groundnuts and fry them on medium heat till they are crunchy and brown.

frying groundnuts in groundnut oil in a skillet


Step 4

Remove them in a bowl.

fried groundnuts in a bowl


Step 5

Next, add ¾ tsp mustard seeds. Once they pop, add ¾ tsp cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Sprinkle ¼ tsp asafetida and let it sizzle too.

tempering mustard, cumin seeds and asafetida in oil


Step 6

Toss in the potatoes and sprinkle a little bit of salt, just enough to season the potatoes. Mix well. Cover the skillet and let the potatoes cook on low heat until they are done.

frying potatoes with some salt


Step 7

Then add the onions, 15 curry leaves, and green chilies. Crank up the heat and sauté till the onions turn translucent. In the meanwhile, sprinkle some water on the poha to make sure they don’t get too dry.

add onions, curry leaves and green chilies and saute on medium high heat,


Step 8

Add ½ tsp turmeric and mix well.

add turmeric and saute


Step 9

Add the poha, ½ tbsp sugar, salt to taste, and ½ tbsp lemon juice. Mix well. Cover the skillet and let the poha cook on low heat for the next 3-4 minutes.

add poha, sugar, salt and lemon juice and cook on medium heat for 2~3 minutes


Step 10

When the poha is done, add a handful of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.

add chopped coriander


Step 11

Serve the poha and garnish it with fried groundnuts. Enjoy hot poha for breakfast or as an evening snack along with a cup of masala chai.

kanda batata poha recipe is ready, garnish with fried groundnuts and serve hot with indian chai

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Hema Sahu
    August 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    this is my favorite! n i love those lil tea cups you have 🙂

  • Reply
    Navin SHukla
    August 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    prfct luking poh..each grain looks seprarate..that’ just gr8..nice presentation

  • Reply
    shaheen ahmed
    May 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    stunning! yummy poha and bful pictures

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 6, 2018 at 9:17 am

      Thank you Shaheen

  • Reply
    ritisha
    October 11, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    kanda batata poha is my fav and yours looks delicious! n the prentation is jst wow.

    • Reply
      Monica
      October 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks Ritisha.

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