Recipe for Kanda or Onion Poha

Maaharasshtrian Kande Pohe
Kande Pohe

This is a simple and easy to understand step-by-step recipe for preparing at home typical authentic Maharashtrian Style Kanda or Onion Poha. This is a traditional dish from Maharashtra, which is prepared using beaten Rice Flakes; it is called as Kande Pohe in the Marathi language.

Kande Pohe is a very delicious and popular multipurpose food item, normally taken for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Kande Pohe also makes a great snack in the Tiffin Boxes of school going children.

The Marathi language version of the same recipe can be seen in the article – Here

Preparation time- 20 Minutes
Serves- 2-3 Persons

2 Cup thick Poha
2 table spoon oil
½ table spoon Vanaspati oil
2 medium size onions (Cut medium size)
5 – 6 Green Chilies (Cut medium size)
½ Cup Coconut
¼ Cup Coriander
1 Medium size boiled potato (Cut medium size)
1 tea spoon turmeric
1 ¼ tea spoon salt
1 ½ tea spoon sugar
1/2 table spoon lemon juice

For Tadka
10 leaves of Kadipatta
1 tea spoon Rai
1 tea spoon Jeera

Maaharasshtrian Kande Pohe
Kande Pohe

First cut the onion, chili, Coriander, potato, Coconut & lemon Juice.

Soak Poha in water for 1 minute strain and keep aside for 15 minutes after that add 1 tea spoon sugar, 1 tea spoon salt, lemon juice and 1 tea spoon sugar.

Heat 2 table spoon oil in frying pan. Then add the ingredients of the Tadka.

Add onion and chili fry till colour changes to pink (transparent) then add turmeric and ¼ tea spoon salt and potato, ½ table spoon Vanaspati oil and fry for 2 minutes.

Add Poha in the Tadka and mix nicely cover the frying pan with the lid and keep on small flame for 2-3 minute.

While serving decorate with coconut and coriander.

By Sujata Nerurkar

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