Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kanda Poha

Delicious, healthy and filling breakfast to start the day with. A maharastrian breakfast dish, where kanda means onion in marathi.


2 to 3 cups - Thick Poha / Beaten rice
1 medium - Potato, cut to small bits
1 big - Onion, chopped
1 to 2 - Green chili, chopped
1/2 of a - Lemon
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves
Salt to taste


1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
1 tsp - Urad dal
1 tsp - Channa dal
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder


1/4 cup - Coriander leaves
1/4 cup - Freshly grated coconut


1 ) Wash poha in water and drain in a colander. Set aside to drain off the water.

2 ) Heat oil in a kadai / wok, add mustard, urad dal, channa dal and let the mustard pop and the dals brown a bit. When done, add onion, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chili and fry for a minute or two on medium heat. Now add potato and salt to taste to the pan. Stir and fry well. Close with a lid and cook on low heat. Occassionally stir in between. Cook till potato has cooked and browned a bit.

3 ) Now add the drained poha and mix in well with the ingredients in the kadai. Garnish with coriander leaves, coconut, adjust salt to taste and stir well. Close with a lid and swtich off the gas. After 5 minutes open and sprinkle lemon juice. Stir in well.

Serve for breakfast.

Note - You can add boiled green peas while adding potato. Tomato can be used instead of lemon juice. If you like peanuts, add peanuts along with urad dal and chana dal and fry it.


sayantani said...

love this recipe...Poha is an alltime favorite even today also i had vegetable poha for lunch.

Gulmohar said...

That would make a great breakfast..Nice color, Pravs :-)

Superchef said...

poha is such a tasty and filling breakfast!!

Cham said...

Very beautiful poha- That would be a light dinner also!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks beautiful! Makes a lovely breakfast..

shaliniv said...

yummy, my all time fav break fast.... i want th whole plate to myselfffff...:P

Anonymous said...

I love poha and yours looks wonderful!

Supriya Nair said...

The poha looks delicious...wonderfully clicked...I sometimes add peanuts as they add a zing to the poha...

mom22boys said...

wow! looks delicious Praveena!!