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Poha or pohay is an Indian recipe which popular in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat. Indori Pohay tends to be spicy. Pohe Originated from Maharashtra (Called Kanda Poha). It is also often served with an extremely spicy curry, locally called ‘usal’. Pohay with tarri is a relished dish in the Maharashtra state.
Pohay is made of processed flattened rice, roasted with chilies, onions, mustard and cumin seeds and curry leaves (called Kadi-patta). It is a high carbohydrate, low fat, quick meal that can be made in minutes. Pohay is easily available in most tea shops (amrutul-lyas) and other restaurants.
Kanda Poha or Onion Poha is very tasty and quick recipe which is good option in breakfast or as snack. Kanda Poha is a snack made from flattened rice, you can use red or white any variety of poha to prepare this dish. Personally I prefer white thick variety of poha which most likely in my family and always served with tea or coffee as breakfast meal.
Here you can check more poha recipes which are available in my space: Usal Poha, Vegetable Poha, Kasuri Aloo Kebab.
What we needed to prepare kanda poha at home:
2 Cups Pressed Rice/ Poha
3 Medium Sized Onions, Sliced
1 Medium Sized Boiled Potato, Diced
2-3 Green Chilies, Chopped
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
4 Tbsps. Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida
Few Curry Leaves
Fresh Coriander Leaves, Chopped for garnishing
How to prepare kanda poha or pohay at home:
Wash and drain the water from the poha, Poha should be moist and keep aside. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies and saute for half a minute. Now add sliced onions and continue to saute. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar, potatoes and saute for two minutes more. Add poha and mix well. Cook till poha is mixed well and add lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot poha with tea or coffee.
Kanda Poha (Onion Poha)
Kanda Poha is a popular snack from Maharastrian cuisine made from flattened rice, onion and spices.
- 2 Cups Pressed Rice/ White Poha
- 3 Medium Sized Onions, Sliced
- 1 Medium Sized Boiled Potato, Diced
- 2-3 Green Chilies, Chopped
- Salt to Taste
- 1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powdeer
- 1/2 Tsp. Sugar
- 4 Tbsps. Oil
- Few Curry Leaves
- Pinch of Asafoetida
- Half Lemon Juice
- Green Coriander, Chopped for Garnishing
Wash and drain the water from the poha, Poha should be moist and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies and saute for half a minute.
Now add sliced onions and continue to saute. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar, potatoes and saute for two minutes more.
Add poha and mix well. Cook till poha is mixed well and add lemon juice and mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot poha with tea or coffee.
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15 thoughts on “Kanda Poha (Onion Poha)”
All your dishes are really helpful and I always try these at home. My family loves all these dishes. Keep on updating such posts.
This is my daughter’s favourite way of having poha. Adding potato increases the taste a lot. The bowl looks super inviting Preeti.
Wish i get a bowl of this kanda poha, my favourite anytime. What a delightful dish na, never get bored of this dish.
Looks yummy Preeti.I did not know pohe were served with tarri
That bowl of poha can be my dinner tonight. Love it.
Simple and delicious. This is always my go to breakfast when I am in a hurry. Looks wonderful.
Lip smacking kanda poha…..Those pics are making me drool………..
Sometimes simple poha preparation is the best and most comforting. I usually like to have it as light lunch or dinner.
I love this poha Preeti and you have got a lovely yellow colour!
We use potato to make the batate pohay as we don’t use onion. It is so quick to put together. Your post reminds me to make it again soon.
This is the ultimate quick fix breakfast…yours has turned out looking so beautiful
lovely healthy and easy recipe……..filling snack! lovely
Kanda poha is my favorite breakfast dish and you have made it just perfect. I need a cup of tea to finish it.
Poha is my favourite dish for breakfast. I like to add some peanuts too. With tea, it is a super combination!
This kanda poha recipe is looking so delicious. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing this post.