Saturday 14 June 2014

Kanda poha (Maharashtrian style)

Kanda poha is a popular maharashtrian breakfast recipe.   My aunt used to make this for breakfast during  my collage days.  She  used to be prepare with onions  and  potato.

Poha is the Maharashtrian word for flattened or beaten rice and kanda means onions. This is a light breakfast which is easy and quick to prepare.

 “KKAJ” food group today member’s choice recipe is Jayashri baleri ‘s kanda poha which was a    new version for me by adding tomatoes in it.   Got tempted to see all the pics who posted there.   So I prepared it for dinner tonight.  It’s really nice,  tangy and spicy poha .   We all loved it ,  thanks  to Jayashri for her recipe.
Thick poha                                    1 cup
Onion                                             1 big
Tomato                                          ¼ cup
Green chilly                                   5 to 6
Jeera                                              ½  tsp
Haldi /turmeric powder             ¼ tsp
Coriander leaves                         handful chopped finely
Lemon                                           1
Oil                                                   2tbsp
Salt to taste.
Wash and soak poha/avil  for 3 to 4 min. Then strain and squeeze out   the water and add little salt to poha and keep aside.
 Heat oil in kadai,  add jeera when it crackles add chopped green chilly fry a min then add finely chopped onions fry till it becomes translucent. Then add chopped onion fry for a min, then add turmeric powder,  and  poha mix well.  Lower the flame, cover and cook for 3 to 4 min., then add chopped coriander leaves and squeeze lemon juice as per  taste. Mix well and serve hot with tea or coffee.

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