Poha recipe | Kanda poha recipe | Kanda batata poha

Poha recipe is a famous Maharashtrian breakfast dish which is made from flattened rice, onions, nuts, herbs and spices. There are two most popular variations of poha recipe are available in india kanda poha recipe is made with onion and kanda batata poha recipe is made with onion and potatoes. In this post, I will give you step by step instructions on how to make poha.poha recipe , kanda poha , kanda batata poha, how to make poha

Though you can make a lot of variations in poha recipe by using onions and potatoes, cauliflower , carrots and capsicum.

But this simple and tasty batata poha recipe will not only enhances your taste buds but also gives a hassel free breakfast recipe in your busy schedule.

 

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What is poha

Poha or flattened rice is also known as beaten rice, it is usually crisp, thin or thick when soaked it becomes soft and easy to cook.
 
Poha or pohe is also popular as different names among different language for example in bengali it is known as chire , in hindi it is known as pauwa , in tamil it is known as aval and in telugu it is known as atukulu etc.
 

What is poha recipe

Though Poha recipe is a traditional western indian breakfast recipe, where soaked flattened rice tossed with spicy onion, potatoes , herbs mixture.

 

Side dish for poha recipe

Poha recipe is mostly served as a breakfast meal or evening snack. The best way to serve kanda poha with coconut chutney or coconut chutney, even masala chai goes well with it.

If possible you can even garnish with some grated coconut or sev on top of poha while serving.

 

How to store kanda batata poha

After preparing poha recipe, you can safely store poha in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 to 2 days.

Whenever you want to eat this batata poha recipe, sprinkle some water and reheat the poha  in a pan or microwave.

 

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Tips to make kanda poha recipe

 

  • Type of poha : For the best kanda poha recipe you have to choose thick poha also known as white poha. Never choose thin poha because they become easily mushy after one wash.

 

  • Rinsing poha : Place the poha in a colander and rinse in water, after rinsing them press a flake and if it gets crushed easily then it is soft enough to be cooked. Never ever soak them in water.

 

  • Veggies : Apart from onions you can add various veggies to your poha recipe for example grated carrots , boiled green peas , potatoes, cauliflower etc.

 

  • Add on :  A little amount of sugar is used to balance the flavours in your poha, apart from this fresh curry leaves, roasted peanut, and cashews give a nice texture to the poha.

 

  • Cooking method : While cooking batata poha make sure mix the roasted rava to the boiling water in batches then mix it evenly with the water otherwise your upma will not soft and becomes lumpy.

 

Variation of poha dishes

Apart from the traditional poha recipe there are two most popular ways you can prepare poha at home. For example kanda poha recipe and kanda batata poha recipe you can try any one variations depending upon your likes.

 

What is kanda poha

Kanda poha is basically a Maharashtrian dish, where ” kanda ” means onion and ” poha ” is flattened rice.

Basically, kanda poha recipe is made by cooking soaked poha with spicy onion masala.

 

What is kanda batata poha

Kanda batata poha is another variation of poha recipe, where ” batata ” means potatoes in marathi.

Hence this variation poha dish is made by cooking soaked flattened rice with potatoes along with spicy onion masala.

 

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How to make poha

Here, the complete recipe of poha is classified into three simple categories first one is preparation for poha recipe,

second one is tempering spices for kanda poha and last one is how to make kanda batata poha

so, let’s make it now.

 

Preparation for poha recipe

 
 
1. At first for preparing poha recipe in a pan melt 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter in low flame.
 
melt butter in a frying pan
 
 
2. Next add 8 to 10 split cashews and 3 tablespoons peanuts.
 
add split cashews and peanut in the frying pan
 
 
3. Now fry them in low flame until they become slightly golden and crunchy. After that take them out from the pan and keep them in a separate bowl for garnishing.
 
now saute nuts till crunchy and slightly brown
 
 
4. As we prepare kanda batata poha recipe, for this, we boil 2 medium size potatoes and cut them into small pieces.
 
boil potatoes and chopped into small pieces
 

Tempering spices for kanda poha

 

1. At first, temper spices for kanda poha in a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil.

heat oil in a pan

 

2. Next add 2 teaspoons mustard seed, 1 teaspoon cumin seed, pinch of hing.

add mustard seeds, cumin seeds , pinch of hing in the pan

 

3. After that saute them in low flame till you hear the crackling sound of mustard seed.

saute till crackling sound of mustard seed

 

4. Now add 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves, and saute them till they become crispy.

add fresh curry leaves and saute till crispy

 

5. Next add 1 medium size chopped onion, and 3 vertically sliced green chili.

add chopped onions , chopped green chili

 

6. After that saute them in medium to low flame till they become soft and translucent.

saute onions, green chilli till translucent

 

7. Now add preboiled potatoes, roasted nuts, 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder, pinch of salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar to balance the taste of poha.

add boil potatoes , roasted nuts , salt, sugar , turmeric powder

 

8. Saute them in high flame for 1 to 2 min. 

saute all of them in high flame

 

How to make kanda batata poha

 

1. In the meantime, to make kanda batata poha recipe in a large bowl put a strainer then add 150 grams of thick poha or flattened rice.

place thick poha in a strainer

 

2. After that add rinse the poha well with water, and drain all of the water immediately. I suggest you should not rinse the poha or flattened rice more than 1 time otherwise they will absorb a lot of water and become mushy.

rince poha throughly in running water for 1 min

 

3. After that add 2 teaspoon lemon juice.

add lemon juice

 

4. Also add 1 teaspoon salt and gently mix with the lift and drop method.

sprinkle salt then lift and drop poha

 

5. Finally add poha to the pan and gently mix with other ingredients.

immediately add poha with rest of the mixture

 

6. Gently stir in between in low flame and our kanda batata poha recipe is completed.

gently stir kanda batata poha in medium to low flame

 

Poha recipe card

Here is a quick overview of all the poha ingredients including quick step by step preparation of kanda poha recipe shown on the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

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Poha recipe ( kanda poha and kanda batata poha )

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Poha recipe is a famous indian breakfast recipe which is made with flattened rice, onion, and potatoes, seasoned with mild spices, curry leaves, peanuts and curry leaves. To make this tasty kanda poha or kanda batata poha recipe for your breakfast must follow the below step-by-step instructions.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Poha ingredients

  • 150 grams thick poha or flattened rice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or clarified butter
  • 8 to 10 split cashews
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts
  • 2 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • pinch of hing
  • 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 medium size chopped onions
  • 3 vertically sliced green chili
  • 10 to 12 cashew nut
  • 2 tablespoons peanut
  • Pinch of hing
  • 8 to 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 4 vertically sliced green chili
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

Preparation for kanda poha

  1. At first for preparing poha recipe in a pan melt ghee or clarified butter on low flame.
  2. Next, saute cashews and peanuts in low flame until they become slightly golden and crunchy.
  3. Besides, also boil potatoes and cut them into small pieces.

Tempering for kanda batata poha

  1. Now temper spices for kanda batata poha in a pan heat oil then saute mustard seed, cumin seed , pinch of hing in low flame till the crackling sound of mustard seed.
  2. Now add fresh curry leaves and saute them till they become crispy.
  3. Also add chopped onions, vertically sliced green chili saute them till become soft and translucent.
  4. After that add preboiled potatoes, roasted nuts, turmeric powder, a pinch of salt, sugar, saute them in high flame for 1 to 2 min.

How to make poha

  1. Now to cook poha recipe in a large bowl put a strainer then add thick poha or flattened rice.
  2. After that rinse the poha well with water, drain all of the water immediately, otherwise they will absorb a lot of water and become mushy.
  3. Next sprinkle lemon juice, salt and gently mix with lift and drop method.
  4. Finally add poha in the pan and gently stir in between in low flame and our kanda batata poha recipe is completed.

Notes

Poha Recipe Note

  1. Never ever soak poha in water for more than 1 min otherwise your poha becomes mushy.
  2. While serving poha you can garnish with grated coconut, sev etc

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 10g

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