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Kanda Poha - Bombay Style


Kanda means onion and that is what makes poha special in taste. Compared to most other Maharashtrian breakfast , poha is a relatively light dish made with roasted chillies, onions, mustard seeds and curry leaves A dash of squeezed lime gives enough moisture to dry poha and balances the taste as well.

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  • Flattened rice : 2 cups /150 grams
  • Onion : 1 large (finely chopped)
  • Peas 1/8 cup
  • Green Chilies : 2 or to your spice tolerance (Slit lengthwise)
  • Peanuts: 1/4 cup
  • Asafoetida Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sugar: 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves: few
  • Cilantro: · Few sprigs
  • Cooking Oil : 2 tsp (I used coconut oil)
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice1 tablespoon


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, asafoetida, peanuts, mustard seeds. Cook till peanuts roasts a bit.

Step 2

Add onions, peas, salt and turmeric. Cook till onions and peas turn soft.

Step 3

Wash flattened rice with water on a strainer very well. Strain the excess water.

Step 4

Mix flattened rice in the cooked onion. Cook covered for 1 minute.

Step 5

Lastly add lime juice and sugar. Mix well. Cook covered for another 2 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

You can add fresh grated coconut in the end for more authentic taste.
Other veggies like potatoes, tomatoes, carrots can also be added.

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