kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha |
by Tarla Dalal
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Kanda poha is a mouth watering and tummy filling breakfast which is derived from Maharashtrian cuisine which is made with beaten rice. It is not only famous in Maharashtra but now is famous all over India and it is also a popular Mumbai Street Foods.
Maharashtrian style kanda poha is really quick and easy to make.The ingredients used in making it are easily available in every well maintained Indian household pantry. Every Indian household has its own way of preparing it and this is our way of making it.
To prepare kanda poha, put the beaten rice flakes in a stainer and wash them well, which will help to soften the poha, drain them and keep aside. To prepare the tempering, take oil in a deep non stick pan, add peanuts and roast them. Peanuts give a unique and nutty flavor to the kanda poha. Further, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, once they crackle add curry leaves and green chillies. You can adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your preference of spice. Usually Maharashtrians make their poha quite spicy. Further add onions, turmeric, salt and mix well. Turmeric is the only spice used as the beautiful color is derived by turmeric. Next add the drained poha, if your poha has dried out, sprinlkle little water which will help in getting the moisture back. Mix well and your kanda poha is ready. For seving kande pohe, take enough in a serving bowl, sprinkle some grated coconut, nylon sev and coriander leaves and kanda poha is ready to be gupled down.
I usually make Maharashtrian style kanda poha for my family as breakfast and sometimes even serve it as evening snack . My kids love it and so i also give it to them in their tiffin boxes, I top it with bhujiya sev or farsan, it makes it taste even delicious. I remember having kanda poha outside Pune station where they garnished it with farsan and masala peanuts. There are street vendors selling poha outside stations, so if you're in a rush grab a packet of it and enjoy!!
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- To make the kanda poha, clean and wash the rice flakes in a sieve in enough water and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-sick pan, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, asafoetida and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the turmeric powder, rice flakes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Place equal portions of poha on 4 plates, garnish each plate with 2 tsp of coconut, 1 tsp of sev and 1 tsp of coriander evenly over it.
- Serve the kanda poha immediately with lemon wedges.
Kanda Poha ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) Video by Tarla Dalal
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To make kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | the first step is to clean and put the beaten rice flakes in a strainer and wash the beaten rice flakes in enough running water to soften them.
Drain all the water and keep aside. The poha must be moist and not wet.
- We have used onions in this recipe. You can use any vegetable of your choice to make different varieties of poha like Tomato poha, Corn poha, Green pea poha.
For the kanda poha recipe | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha |, heat oil in a non-stick kadhai or a deep pan. Once the oil is hot, add the raw peanuts. Sauté the peanuts to roast them on a medium flame.
- Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- Add the curry leaves and finely chopped green chillies.
Add a pinch of asafoetida and the chopped onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes. You can even substitute onions with potato to make batata poha.
Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well. The one and only spice used in this recipe which imparts a beautiful yellow color to the kanda poha.
Then add the poha, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Divide the poha into 4 equal portions. Place a portions of poha in a plate.
Garnish the kanda poha | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | plate with 2 tsp of coconut.
Now sprinkle 1 tsp of sev on Kanda poha. We have used nylon sev, you can even use thick sev.
Sprinkle 1 tsp of coriander evenly over Maharashtrian Kanda poha.
Repeat steps 8 to 11 to make 3 more plates of the Mahrashtrian Kande poha. Serve the kanda poha | Maharashtrian style kanda poha | kande pohe street food | onion poha | immediately with lemon wedges.
This is how the kande pohe Mumbai street food is made in bulk and kept ready for packing. Poha which is a Mumbai street food is made in bulk by street sellers and kept in a huge steel container early morning so that office workers, students can pick up this snack.
The kande pohe Mumbai street food is then packed in newspaper and stacked in an aluminium trolley which has 5 baskets of kanda poha and other Mumbai street foods. Any one trolley has an assortment of 60 to 100 Mumbai street food parcels on them. Each packet of kande pohe street food costs Rs 15/ only in 2019. kande pohe Mumbai street food is available from 7 am to 11 am every morning. After that lunch time sets in. So grab your parcel of quick Indian breakfast as you head to work or collage.
The kand poha is packed in a newspaper. Good to see that the use of plastic bags has not been used for this street food. The kande pohe Mumbai street food parcel is easy to carry and open on the go.
This is how the open parcel of kande pohe Mumbai street food looks. Ready to be eaten immediately for a quick breakfast in the morning. So if you live in Mumbai or Maharashtra, you will find this street food everywhere.
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