Kanda Poha (Onion Poha)

Kanda Poha is a popular snack from Maharastrian cuisine made from flattened rice, onion and spices. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Maharastrian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg


  • 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


  1. Wash and drain the water from the poha, Poha should be moist and keep aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies and saute for half a minute.

  3. Now add sliced onions and continue to saute. Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar, potatoes and saute for two minutes more.

  4. Add poha and mix well. Cook till poha is mixed well and add lemon juice and mix well. 

  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot poha with tea or coffee.