Kanda Poha (Onion Poha)

Here’s a quick and easy breakfast recipe with minimal ingredients. If you are looking for a variety breakfast recipe with least efforts, this one is for you. This is a traditional Maharashtrian breakfast recipe.

I’ve posted one Aloo Poha recipe some years ago. Recently, I got some white Poha to make Set Dosa, but that didn’t happen. Instead I ended up with this one, but no regrets. I make this on days when I want something quick and filling and healthy.

It can be considered as a healthy fast food dish, since it doesn’t take more than 7-10 mins to make this. It’s also good as a brunch or as a tiffin or as an evening snack. Btw, you can use White or Brown Poha to make this. I do hope you try this super quick, easy and tasty dish.

Here is the recipe…

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Rinse the poha under the water till it softens. The crunchiness should be gone and becomes mushy. Add sugar, salt and turmeric powder to poha and gently mix with your finger tips…

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Dry roast the peanuts and pottukadala (if using) in a wide pan. Keep it aside. Add mustard seeds…

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Once it pops, add chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilli. Cook, till it becomes soft. No need to brown the onion. Add roasted peanuts and stir…

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Add poha and gently stir, till everything is combined. Cover and steam the poha on low flame for 3-4 mins…

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Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Gently mix. Do a taste test and add more slat or sugar. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins…

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Kanda Poha (Onion Poha)

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Course: Breakfast, Snack, Tiffin
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Poha / Flattened Rice ( I used White Poha)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1-1.5 tsp Sugar
  • 1 med-big Onion (chopped)
  • 1-2 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts (refer notes)
  • 1 tbsp Pottukadala / Roasted Gram ( optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/3 cup Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1-1.5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Oil (I used Sunflower oil)

Instructions

  • Rinse the poha under the water till it softens. The crunchiness should be gone and becomes mushy.
  • Add sugar, salt and turmeric powder to poha and gently mix with your finger tips.
  • Dry roast the peanuts and pottukadala (if using) in a wide pan. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and add the mustard seeds. once it pops, add chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilli. Cook, till it becomes soft. No need to brown the onion.
  • Add roasted peanuts and stir. Add poha and gently stir, till everything is combined. Cover and steam the poha on low flame for 3-4 mins.
  • Add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Gently mix. Do a taste test and add more slat or sugar. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Remove from fire and serve hot.
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