Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

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About Maharashtrian Kanda Poha

Sometimes the heart craves for simple soul food. Easy to make, tastes awesome.... Simple Kanda Poha. Facts about nutrition in this good old traditional Maharashtrian breakfast.. Rice = Carbohydrates ( Energy ) Boiled Potato = Fiber, Antioxidants, More Potassium than a banana, Vitamin C Green Chilly = Vitamins A, B6 , C, K Peanuts = Proteins Oil = Fats needed for skin and hair.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Served AsBreakfast
Servings - 2


  • 1 cup Poha washed and soaked for 5 minutes thick
  • 1 Onion finely chopped medium
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts the more the merrier roasted and crushed
  • 10-12 leaves Curry fresh
  • 1/2 cup Coriander to garnish
  • 1 Potato chopped boiled
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds both have their unique taste and i can't decide to go with which, every single time....!!, or jeera or whole jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder powder
  • 1 Green Chillies finely chopped ( deseed if you want to reduce its' spicy quotient )
  • a Lemon juice half


  • Drain the poha in a colander for about 5-7 minutes. In a pan, add 1 teaspoon oil. Heat it on low flame. Add mustard seeds / jeera and let it splutter Add curry leaves, green chilli. Add the onion and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add The boiled potato pieces. Add all dry masalas. Add the poha. Let it cook till well mixed uniformly. Toss in The peanuts.
  • Garnish With Green Coriander Leaves. Shut off gas. Sprinkle the lemon juice. Serve hot. Additional garnishing can be done by adding very finely chopped onion and nylon sev.

Recipe Notes

Can go in for Brown rice poha as well.
Toss in a few boiled veggies like peas, carrots etc if you like.
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