Kanda Poha Recipe or Onion Poha is the famous Maharashtrian Breakfast simply made with Beaten Rice Flakes and tempered with Mustard Seeds, Curry leaves and Chilies. It’s a traditional Maharashtrian Breakfast flavored with lots of Onion.
Kanda Poha is served aesthetically with tiny wedges of lemon and it is such a comfort dish that if you are in a rush, then you can just grab a readily available parcel of poha and have it later as per your convenience in office.
Kanda Poha (Onion Poha) Recipe is my favorite Breakfast dish and I have grown up having poha as Breakfast apart from idli, dosa and upma. My mom used to make poha often for breakfast or for brunch, and she used to add either onion or potato or sometimes both.
Poha is the Maharashtrian word for flattened or Beaten Rice and Kanda means Onions. It is a is a light breakfast which is easy and quick to prepare. Kids also like this poha recipe, hence you can quickly make it for them as a Evening Snack too.
Whenever you are making poha, rinse them very well, and check the grain by pressing it. If it gets crushed/mashed easily, then it will be soft enough while cooking or otherwise if it is dry and does not get mashed easily, then sprinkle little water over it and mix well. I usually rinse the poha in a strainer or colander under running water and then keep them for soaking for a few minutes. (Rinsing the poha grains softens them easily and well cooked).
You can add boiled peas or grated carrot in this poha and for more flavors, Grated Coconut can also be added, but this is optional. Let’s start making this quick and easy Kanda Poha (Onion Poha) Recipe.
Chop the Boiled Potato and keep aside.Finely slice the Onion and chop Green Chilies in small pieces and set aside.In heating oil add Mustard Seeds and Curry Leaves.When the Seeds starts to splutter, then add finely sliced Onion and Green Chilies.Saute on low flame till onion is translucent.Stir in Peanuts and continue cook on low flame.Add soaked Poha, Red chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Sugar and Salt to taste.When Poha are well cooked, then Sprinkle some Fresh Lemon Juice and finely chopped Coriander Leaves.Your Kanda Poha Recipe is ready to serve. You can sprinkle some Nylon Sev just before serving.