Monday, May 4, 2015

Kanda Poha Recipe | Kanda Pohe | How to make Kanda Poha

Kanda Poha is a traditional Maharashtrian breakfast dish. It is simple yet filling breakfast dish to start fresh mornings. While growing up my mom made this as a snack & some times she even served it for dinner too. Like my mom I make this dish for dinner as it is easy to make & also love making this dish on hot summer nights as it consumes very less time in making. This recipe can be customized according to your taste easily. The best part of this recipe is it is a microwave version & consumes less time than the stove-top method. 
You can also check the other recipes for Kanda Poha Maharashtrian Kanda Poha & Madhya Pradesh version of Kanda Poha by clicking the links. 
Prep Time-10mins 
Cook Time-6mins in microwave 
2Cups thick poha {Flatten rice or beaten rice}
1Onion finely chopped 
1/2Cup broccoli florets 
2Green chili's slit into half 
Few curry leaves 
Lemon juice for taste
2Tbs grated coconut
Coriander leaves for garnish
Salt for taste 
1Tbs oil
1Tsp jeera 
1Tsp mustard 
2Tsp urad dal 
- Take a strainer & add poha to it. Under running water wash poha & keep aside.
- In a microwave bowl add oil, jeera, mustard & urad dal. Microwave for 1min. 
- Next add in finely chopped onions, green chili's, turmeric & curry leaves. Microwave for 1min & mix with a ladle. Back into microwave for another 1min.
- Next add in salt & broccoli florets to bowl. Microwave for another 1min & mix with a ladle. Back into microwave for another 1min. 
-  Add in poha & salt to bowl. Microwave for 1min & you are done. 
- Mix in lemon juice & grated coconut. Taste poha & adjust salt, lemon juice if needed. 
- Garnish with coriander leaves {I skipped} & serve warm. 
- You can add in grated carrot, potato & green peas to make it much yummier. 
- I skipped adding coriander leaves as they were non available at that time. Add it for a much flavorful dish.
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  1. Looks amazing..MW cooking is such a boon..

  2. Poha in the microwave is a great idea. Adding broccoli makes the dish so colorful and nutritious.

  3. I love the broccoli bites here !! Looks really tasty poha!

  4. Just makes me hungry, excellent kanda poha..

  5. Microwave poha is interesting. I usually don't like my poha. It dies not cone out that well. Will try the MW version. Hopefully this will turn out good to my liking. Broccoli is a nice addition to it.

  6. interesting and homey tiffin... very delicious..