Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kanda Pohe

Pohe or pohay is made from flattened rice, and is most likely served with tea, and is probably the most popular dish in maharashtra. I was looking out for some information on kanda pohay and i actually came to know that whenever there is an arranged marriage, this is the most likely dish served when the two families meet and it is so common that sometimes arranged marriage itself is referred to as kanda pohay.
There are different varieties in market where you get kanda pohay and plain pohay and ,,batata pohe but i like to combine lots of kanda, batata and peanuts in my version of pohay and of course it has to be spicyyyyyyyy. So go ahead and enjoy this delicious breakfast


1. Poha 1 cup
2. Onion 1 medium roughly chopped
3. Green Chillies 4-6 or as per ur need
4. Green coriander leaves chopped
5. Curry leaves 6-8
6. Cumin seeds 1tbsp
7. Peanuts as per your need
8. Potatoe 1 medium, chopped
9. Salt as per need
10. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp


1. Soak the poha in water for a few seconds and drain the water. Let it settle for a few minutes like that and add salt and turmeric to poha. Keep it aside
2. Add a little oil in pan and add all the chopped potaotes, cover and cook on medium flame till it is tender(dont add water let it cook on steam). Set aside
3. Add peanuts to the same oil and fry it on medium flame till it changes colour and releases a nice aroma.
4. Once the peanuts are done immediately add the cumin seeds, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, saute it for 2-3 seconds and add the roughly chopped onions to it.
5. Saute onions until they are transparent, add a little salt, turmeric powder, fried potatoes and the soaked poha.
6. Mix everything really well, and add the chopped green coriander leaves. Cover the pan and let it cook for 5-10 minutes on medium flame untill it mixes really well.
7. Serve hot with curd( i like it tht way) or with a dash of lemon in it.

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