Kanda Batata Poha

Kanda Poha is one of the most popular breakfast for Maharashtrians.  Kanda means onion and Poha is flattened rice.  Gujarati's and Punjabi's added potato to it which is what Batata means.  This is such an easy and quick dish to prepare when you are craving something savory yet delicious.    Kanda Batata Poha can be eaten at any time of the day.  When I can't think of anything for myself for lunch, I usually make it.

DSC_4047 copyI grew up eating all these things, not that I am from Maharashtra but my Mom used to cook different things all the times.  On the other hand my husband didn't know what it is, so introduced this dish to him and my daughter.  They both enjoyed it and its a regular dish at my household.


 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups thick poha (flattened rice)
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2- 3/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1 potato cubed in small pieces
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 small tomato, cubed small

Directions:

First we have to soak the poha.  Sprinkle the water little by little on the poha and soak the poha.  You may need one cup or less based on the type of poha you are using.  Set it aside for 10-15 mins.

In the meantime, heat the oil in the pan.  Add mustard seeds and asafetida to the oil. Then add the chopped green chillies.  As soon as the mustard seeds crackle add onions and sautee for a few mins.

DSC_4044Then add the cut potatoes and a little bit of salt, turmeric and red chili powder.   Cover it and let the potatoes cook for a few minutes.

DSC_4045-2Mix the poha with your hands to make sure they are not stuck together. Add poha to the pan and mix it together.  Cover for another few mins.  Add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro, tomatoes, red onions. Serve hot.

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Kanda Batata Poha
 
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Kanda Batata Poha, a quick snack or breakfast..
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Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups thick poha (flattened rice)
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½- 3/4 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1 potato cubed in small pieces
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 small tomato, cubed small
Instructions
  1. First we have to soak the poha. Sprinkle the water little by little on the poha and soak the poha. You may need one cup or less based on the type of poha you are using. Set it aside for 10-15 mins.
  2. In the meantime, heat the oil in the pan. Add mustard seeds and asafetida to the oil. Then add the chopped green chillies. As soon as the mustard seeds crackle add onions and sautee for a few mins.
  3. Then add the cut potatoes and a little bit of salt, turmeric and red chili powder. Cover it and let the potatoes cook for a few minutes.
  4. Mix the poha with your hands to make sure they are not stuck together. Add poha to the pan and mix it together. Cover for another few mins. Add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro, tomatoes, red onions. Serve hot.

 

 

 

 

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