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.
Check out the video to make Vegetable Poha:
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 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.
Vegetable Poha Recipe
- 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.
I have to careful reading these delicious recipes at 11 pm I'm hungry now. These looks good too.
Jeanne Melanson says
"Maharashtrians" — what a fun word to say. I've never heard it before. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious, as usual. I am sharing it! Thanks. 😉
Maharashtra is a state in India and we usually refer people and food from that place as Maharashtrian 🙂
I am now more inspired than ever to travel to India. Looks delicious. I love lots of onions in my food.
Joanne T Ferguson says
G'day! Looks delicious Priya and thank you for allowing me to learn something new!
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Ricki M says
Wow, I learn something new everyday. I've never heard of Flattened Rice (Poha) before, will absolutely have to get some to try this great recipe. And you don't have to cook the rice like normal, just run it under water and let it drain (or did I miss something in my reading?). This looks really good, and I love onions in my food (along with many other veggies) so I'm really going to have to find this rice.
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Flattened rice is something new to me, Priya! This sounds easy to put together and absolutely flavorful. Thank you for sharing!
Just tried this today and it was yummmyyy! My husband loves poha and I was glad to be able to make it as per his liking! Thank you!
Priya Shiva says
I’m glad you like it ☺️