Kande Pohe – Maharashtrian breakfast recipe

Kande Pohe is a very popular and extremely delicious Maharashtrian breakfast or anytime snack. It is my absolute favorite. I have grown up eating this poha and I can eat it almost every day. I like it even more when it is made by my mom. So, today I am sharing my mom’s recipe and I am sure you will love it.

kande pohe recipe maharashtrian style

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Servings – 4


kande pohe recipe maharashtrian

  • Thick poha (beaten rice) – 2 and ½ cups
  • Onions – 4
  • Green chillies – 5-6
  • Cilantro – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Fresh coconut – ½ cup (scrapped)
  • Lemon – 1
  • Some raw peanuts
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 strands
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

How to make Kande Pohe ?

  • Wash poha (beaten rice) couple of times under cold running water.
  • Drain out all the water and let it rest for 10 minutes. Till the time get ready with all chopping stuff.
  • Chop onion, green chillies and cilantro.Cut lemon into halves and scrape fresh coconut.
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  • Heat around 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai.
  • Once oil is hot enough, add 1 tsp of mustard seeds and 1 tsp of cumin seeds.Let them splutter nicely.
  • Add curry leaves and peanuts and fry them until they turn light brown.
  • Add onion and sauté till translucent.
  • Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder and ½ tsp of asafoetida.
how to make kande pohe
  • Now start adding little soaked poha at a time and keep mixing.
  • Keep the heat low to avoid sticking of poha at bottom of kadai.
  • Add salt to taste and mix.
  • Add sugar and squeeze fresh lemon juice. Mix everything together and cook covered for 3-4 minutes until it gets nice steam.
  • Finally add some fresh coconut and cilantro.
maharashtrian breakfast recipe kande pohe
  • Serve this delicious kanda poha by garnishing it with some fresh coconut, cilantro and sev. Serve it hot with cup of a ginger tea.