Kanda Poha is a typical breakfast from state of Maharashtra made with flattened rice. Flattened rice is also known as beaten rice. If you ever get a chance to visit Mumbai, you will find this dish in each and every restaurant for breakfast or evening snack.
You can also watch the above video to make it. Marathis love this dish and it is also served as an easy evening snack. Kanda in Marathi simply means onions or veggies. This breakfast dish has onions but I love to add other vegetables too. So, sharing the recipe for Kanda Poha today. It is an easy peasy breakfast option and healthy too with all fresh vegetables. It is usually served with farsan like Sev. You can even serve it with some coconut chutney.
- 2 Onions finely chopped
- Flattened rice / Poha - 2 cups
- Green peas - 1/2 cup
- Carrot - 1 peeled and chopped
- Potato - 1 peeled and chopped
- Beans - 4 chopped
- Green chilies - 2 finely chopped
- Raw peanuts - 2 tbsp
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Asafoetida/hing - 1/4 tsp
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Lemon - 1 juice it
- Fresh coriander leaves - 3 tbsp chopped
- Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp
Add flattened rice in a colander and run it under water for a minute to moisten it properly. Keep it aside to drain the water. Alternatively, you can soak it in water for 5 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds and asafoetida.
When the seeds splutter, add peanuts and saute on medium heat till they are dark brown.
Now add onions and sauté till onions turn light brown.
Add curry leaves and green chillies and saute for few seconds.
Add green peas, carrots, beans and 1/4 cup water and close the pan. Let the veggies cook till they are soft.
Add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Add beaten rice and mix well.
Remove from the stove. Juice lemon and add it in tha pan and mix.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot.