kanda poha

Kanda Poha Recipe – Maharashtrian Style

The Maharashtrian style Kanda Poha recipe is very similar to aloo Poha and is a popular snack recipe and a breakfast recipe in Maharashtra. You will be surprised by the simplicity and yet powerful flavors that explode on your palate with each bit!. It is an amazing and instant quick snack recipe good to go during tea time in the evenings.

Kanda (onion)is used in plethora dishes which gives these dishes a handsome flavor and talking about this particular dish from Maharashtra, onion makes the dish taste scrumptious.

Turmeric lends amazing color to this recipe making it so irresistible. The Poha or pohe is flattened rice or beaten rice and can be used in various recipes.

Tempering which comprises of aromatic herbs and spices such as asafetida, mustard seeds, and tanginess of lemon lending exotic flavor in a very homey Kanda Poha recipe. Whether its breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper or dinner, you can have it any time. It is a perfect combination of health and deliciousness!

Let’s hit the kitchen and start with preparing dish!

Kanda Poha Recipe and Text Recipe Below


  • 1 & 1/2 Cup Flattened Rice (Poha)
  • 1 Medium size Finely Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Peanuts
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Sliced green chili
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Finely chopped Coriander
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan, roast peanuts until darker in color. Once done take them out in a plate.
  2. In the same pan with oil add mustard seeds, after they splutter add cumin seeds, asafetida, and chopped onion and mix these ingredients well. Roast for a minute
  3. Next, add chopped green chilies, curry leaves, cook for few seconds stirring continuously.
  4. Before adding Poha or flattened rice add a pinch of turmeric powder and stir well.
  5. Later add sugar, lemon juice, salt to taste stir all ingredients together and put a lid on it for two minutes.
  6. Now, throw in the roasted peanuts and some chopped coriander on top.
  7. The Kanda Poha is ready to be served, take it out on a plate.

Simple yet ticks all the boxes on your palate. Tangy, sweet, crunchy and loaded with surprises! Do try this easy recipe and let me know your experience with the dish! I will await your feedback on the recipe.

Happy Cooking!

kanda poha recipe

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