Kanda Poha Recipe, How to make poha recipe, Red rice poha recipe, onion poha
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Poha Recipe

Kanda Poha - also known as onion poha is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe that is super easy quick and healthy. Poha recipe is made using beaten rice or flattened rice, onion and basic spices. The recipe works best with both, red rice poha as well as white rice poha. Here is how to make poha recipe step by step
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan
Keyword: Kanda Poha, Poha, Poha Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


to prepare poha

  • 2 Cups Rice poha (beaten rice), I have used red rice poha here
  • ¼ cup Peanuts
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 Green chillies chopped /slit
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Sev for garnishing
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • Fresh grated coconut I haven't added though


how to make poha recipe (kanda poha recipe)

  • To begin with, first, clean and wash red rice poha and soak it for a minute along with little salt.
  • After a minute, strain the poha and  keep it aside.
  • Then, in a pan or kadai, heat oil. Firstly, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Then, add Curry leaves, green chillies and fry for another few seconds
  • Add Peanuts and fry until it’s golden in colour and doesn’t get burnt.
  • Then, add onions and sauté until they turn soft and pink.
  • Add salt, turmeric and lemon juice, mix well and cook for another 30 seconds
  • Now, add red rice poha, sugar and mix, cook for another minute only
  • Finally, garnish kanda poha with coriander leaves and coconut (i have not added). Dish out and top with sev, serve hot.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.9% | Vitamin C: 33.3% | Calcium: 2.3% | Iron: 3.2%