Poha


Poha

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Maharashtrian would feel lost without poha! Beaten rice flakes tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves, this is served aesthetically with tiny wedges of lemon.

If you are in a rush, you can just grab a readily available parcel of poha and have it later in the comfort of your office.

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Poha recipe - How to make Poha

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


For Making The 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

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

For Serving With The Poha
4 lemon wedges

Method
    Method
  1. To make the poha recipe, 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 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
Poha recipe with step by step photos

Handy Tip for making Poha

  1. To make Maharashtrian Kanda poha recipe, 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 Maharashtrian poha recipe, 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 Maharashtrian Kanda 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 poha immediately with lemon wedges.

Reviews

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 02 Mar 17 08:18 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.