Kanda Poha

"Poha or flattened rice with onions is a very popular dish in India especially for breakfast or lunch. It’s pretty healthy and nutritious considering the little oil it uses in the entire dish and you can make it healthier by increasing the amount of vegetables you add in it. This time I used only peas but any vegetable works."
-- @sarchakra
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 2-3

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  • 1 cup poha
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped green chilies
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 cubed very small potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • pinch asafetida
  • 2 tablespoon cashews
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaf


  • Step 1

    Wash poha with water, drain. Mix salt, turmeric, red chili powder, sugar into the poha. Keep aside.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tbsp oil. Cook potatoes till golden. Keep aside.

  • Step 3

    In the remaining oil fry the cashews for a minute or two. Keep aside.

  • Step 4

    Heat 1 tbsp oil. Temper with cumin seeds, asafetida, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

  • Step 5

    Add onions and cook till soft. Add green chilies, sautéd potatoes, peas, poha and a little bit of water. Adjust salt. Cover and cook for about 3-4 mins.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle with lemon juice, cashews and chopped coriander.

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