Sunday, 21 July 2013

Kanda Poha Recipe Mumbai Style (Beaten Rice Flakes)

The kanda poha (onion with beaten rice flakes) is a very healthy dish and takes almost no time to cook Poha or Pohe is the most loved breakfast of the Maharastrians.The Pohas are easily found in Mumbai (economic capital of India)and are the best suited snack for the fast life style over there.
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These Pohas are the best option when you are very hungry, don’t want to cook much and still want to eat healthy that too something with a yummy taste to it! The pohas are like “you can never have them just once” types.
Make these pohas once and you would be tempted very soon to have them again.These light and health pohas are also a good option for  tea time snacks and can be consumed along with the roasted nuts, crispy chips or any other crispy stuff of your choice.
Though the Indian food is known for its oiliness and high on fats this poha will for sure change your notion about the Indian delicacies.

These yummy Pohas are a good option for kids too.You can instantly make them whenever the kids are hungry and want something light before the lunch or supper; you can also easily pack them for their School Tiff-in.

Whether you are a fan of Indian Cuisine or not I am sure you would love this healthy yet tangy Pohas.
So enjoy cooking and eating the maharastrians( people who live in Maharashtra, India) all time favorite snack the Kanda Poha. This fast food is also very nutritious and easy to digest.

I myself love these pohas and that’s the reason I have chosen to share my Aunts recipe. Hey! Don’t miss out on this healthy yet tasty dish made of beaten rice flakes with onions, chilies and mustard seed along with that subtle flavor of lime; it is a perfect bowl of taste for any season.

You can add your own flavors to it by mix and match. Would love to hear about your version of the Kanda Poha, below is mine with the pictorial instructions.

Ingredients for Making Poha:


Ingredients

Quantity

Beaten Rice flakes( dhada poha/chidua) 2 cup
Oil  1 table spoon
Mustard Seeds( rai) 1/2 teas spoon
Onion 1/2 cup finely chopped
Green Chili 1 tea spoon finely chopped
Curry Leaves 8-10 leaves
Turmeric Powder 1/2 teas spoon
Asafoetida a pinch
Garam Masala a pinch
Coriander/Cilantro 4-5 tea spoon chopped
Freshly Grated Coconut (optional) 6-7 tea spoon
Nylon Sev (optional) 4 tea spoon
Lemon juice 2-3 tea spoon
Salt to taste

Method of Making Poha/Powa:

Take the rice flakes, clean it, wash it and soak it in water, drain it and keep it aside for around 8-10 minutes.
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Take frying pan (preferably non-stick) put oil to it and heat it.
Then add mustard seeds, curry leaves( kadi pata), chopped onions & green chilies.
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Then add dry powder as specified like the Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala and salt
After which add coriander and grated coconut to it, then mix them along with lime juice.
Finally add the beaten rice flakes and mix all the ingredients well.

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The Pohas are all set; put them in a nice bowel and garnish them with coriander leaves, grated coconut, lemon wedges and green chilies.
Voila! The Pohas are ready to be served.
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