Kanda Poha

Kanda Poha

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Kanda poha is a mouth watering and tummy filling breakfast which is derived from Maharashtrian cuisine which is made with beaten rice. It is not only famous in Maharashtra but now is famous all over India and it is also a popular Mumbai Street Foods.

Maharashtrian style kanda poha is really quick and easy to make.The ingredients used in making it are easily available in every well maintained Indian household pantry. Every Indian household has its own way of preparing it and this is our way of making it.

To prepare kanda poha, put the beaten rice flakes in a stainer and wash them well, which will help to soften the poha, drain them and keep aside. To prepare the tempering, take oil in a deep non stick pan, add peanuts and roast them. Peanuts give a unique and nutty flavor to the kanda poha. Further, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, once they crackle add curry leaves and green chillies. You can adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your preference of spice. Usually Maharashtrians make their poha quite spicy. Further add onions, turmeric, salt and mix well. Turmeric is the only spice used as the beautiful color is derived by turmeric. Next add the drained poha, if your poha has dried out, sprinlkle little water which will help in getting the moisture back. Mix well and your kanda poha is ready. For seving kande pohe, take enough in a serving bowl, sprinkle some grated coconut, nylon sev and coriander leaves and kanda poha is ready to be gupled down.

I usually make Maharashtrian style kanda poha for my family as breakfast and sometimes even serve it as evening snack . My kids love it and so i also give it to them in their tiffin boxes, I top it with bhujiya sev or farsan, it makes it taste even delicious. I remember having kanda poha outside Pune station where they garnished it with farsan and masala peanuts. There are street vendors selling poha outside stations, so if you're in a rush grab a packet of it and enjoy!!

Enjoy kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | with step by step detailed recipe photos and video below.

Kanda Poha recipe - How to make Kanda Poha

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 plates
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Ingredients


For Kanda Poha
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 cups beaten rice (poha) flakes
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup raw peanuts
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
8 tsp freshly grated coconut
8 tsp nylon sev
8 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving With The Kanda Poha
4 lemon wedges

Method
For kanda poha

    For kanda poha
  1. To make the kanda poha, clean and wash the rice flakes in a sieve in enough water and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-sick pan, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, asafoetida and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, rice flakes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Place equal portions of poha on 4 plates, garnish each plate with 2 tsp of coconut, 1 tsp of sev and 1 tsp of coriander evenly over it.
  6. Serve the kanda poha immediately with lemon wedges.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy180 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates25 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.9 mg
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Kanda Poha ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) Video by Tarla Dalal
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Handy Tip for making Poha

  1. To make kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | the first step is to clean and put the beaten rice flakes in a strainer and wash the beaten rice flakes in enough running water to soften them.
  2. Drain all the water and keep aside. The poha must be moist and not wet.
  3. We have used onions in this recipe. You can use any vegetable of your choice to make different varieties of poha like Tomato poha, Corn poha, Green pea poha. 

How to Make Maharashtrian poha at home

  1. For the kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha |, heat oil in a non-stick kadhai or a deep pan. Once the oil is hot, add the raw peanuts. Sauté the peanuts to roast them on a medium flame. 
  2. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Add the curry leaves and finely chopped green chillies.
  4. Add a pinch of asafoetida and the chopped onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes. You can even substitute onions with potato to make batata poha
  5. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well. The one and only spice used in this recipe which imparts a beautiful yellow color to the kanda poha. 
  6. Then add the poha, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Divide the poha into 4 equal portions. Place a portions of poha in a plate.
  8. Garnish the kanda poha | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | plate with 2 tsp of coconut.
  9. Now sprinkle 1 tsp of sev on Kanda poha. We have used nylon sev, you can even use thick sev.
  10. Sprinkle 1 tsp of coriander evenly over Maharashtrian Kanda poha.
  11. Repeat steps 8 to 11 to make 3 more plates of the Mahrashtrian Kande poha. Serve the kanda poha | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | immediately with lemon wedges.

Kanda Poha Mumbai street food

  1. This is how the kande pohe Mumbai street food is made in bulk and kept ready for packing. Poha which is a Mumbai street food is made in bulk by street sellers and kept in a huge steel container early morning so that office workers, students can pick up this snack.  
  2. The kande pohe Mumbai street food is then packed in newspaper and stacked in an aluminium trolley which has 5 baskets of kanda poha and other Mumbai street foods. Any one trolley has an assortment of 60 to 100 Mumbai street food parcels on them. Each packet of kande pohe street food costs Rs 15/ only in 2019. kande pohe Mumbai street food is available from 7 am to 11 am every morning. After that lunch time sets in. So grab your parcel of quick Indian breakfast as you head to work or collage. 
  3. The kand poha is packed in a newspaper. Good to see that the use of plastic bags has not been used for this street food. The kande pohe Mumbai street food  parcel is easy to carry and open on the go. 
  4. This is how the open parcel of kande pohe Mumbai street food looks. Ready to be eaten immediately for a quick breakfast in the morning. So if you live in Mumbai or Maharashtra, you will find this street food everywhere.

Reviews

Kanda Poha
 on 22 Nov 19 02:06 PM
5

I make this quite often as it is simple and quick to make...love it with a dash of lime juice and garnished with grated coconut and sev.
Tarla Dalal
23 Nov 19 09:42 AM
   Winnie, thanks for the feedback. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe.
कांदा पोहा, मुंबई रोड साईड रेसिपी
 on 10 Nov 19 08:33 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
12 Nov 19 11:57 AM
   Hayataingj, we are delighted you liked the कांदा पोहा recipe. Your feedback will help lots of cooking enthusiast try the recipe. Thanks.
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 01 Aug 18 06:34 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
02 Oct 18 01:41 PM
   Thanks Anish for the feedback.
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 29 Apr 18 05:41 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
24 Jul 18 09:27 AM
   Kiran, glad you liked the Poha. Thanks.
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 28 Aug 17 07:00 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
29 Aug 17 12:15 PM
   Hi Payal, we are delighted you loved the Kanda Poha recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 22 Jul 17 11:10 AM
5

this is the simplest recipe. I like it.
Tarla Dalal
22 Jul 17 11:35 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.
कांदा पोहा, मुंबई रोड साईड रेसिपी
 on 10 Jul 17 11:48 AM
5

Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes quick and easy recipe nasthe me khaya mjue aacha laga
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 02 Mar 17 08:19 PM
5

Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes
 on 20 Oct 16 04:17 PM
5

My favorite snack recipe which even the kids love. Kanda Poha can be made quickly and had as breakfast or an evening snack.
Kanda Pohe ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 30 Sep 16 12:46 PM
5

This recipe Kanda Poha is very similar to what we get mumbai roadside. I am really fond of it but do not prefer having it often due to the hygine issues. But now everytime i feel like eating, i make this recipe and enjoy it. So easy and quick recipe.