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Saturday, August 23, 2014

KANDA POHA OR ONION POHA from Pakashalaindiankitchen

Hi Please follow the recipe for POHA ,A Dish from Maharashtra,Easy recipe for Breakfast,Lunch Box or for evening Tea time Snack.


1.5 cups poha (atukulu in telugu please use large sized poha as this will make poha attractive) -  white beaten rice or flattened rice

1 large onion, finely chopped
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chana dal
2 or 2.5 tbsp peanuts
2 or 2.5 tbsp cashew nuts (optional as kids love nuts)
10-12 curry leaves
1 green chills,chopped
1 or 1.5 tbsp OIL

salt as required (as per your taste)


1)rinse the POHA in water till they soften.(please don't soak for longer time,that will make poha too soft) Max 10 Minutes

they should loose their crunchiness and when you break them between your finger, they should easily get crushed or mashed.

2)Now add salt and turmeric powder to the POHA and gently mix.
3)Dry roast the peanuts in a pan till they become crunchy.
4)Heat OIL in the same pan.(u can add little turmeric powder also to oil for colour)
5)crackle the mustard seeds,Chana dal first

6)then add onions and saute them till they become translucent.

7)add curry leaves and green chilies.
8)saute for half a minute.
9)add the roasted peanuts and stir.
10)add the poha and stir.
11)cover and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.

12)when cooking check after 1 or 1.5 minutes and give a stir again
13)switch off the fire and let the Poha remain covered for 1-2 minutes.
remove the lid

14) Lastly  sprinkle some lemon juice, coriander leaves and grated coconut (optional)
15) give a gentle stir and serve  onion POHA  hot with tea.

You can also add other vegetables like boiled Potatoes, boiled (or frozen) Green peas to make it a more substantial meal..