maharashtrian kanda poha recipe

maharashtrian kanda poha

Preparation time maharashtrian kanda poha-30 minutes

Ingredients for maharashtrian kanda poha

  • Flattened rice(Poha)-100 gm (2 cup)
  • Peanuts (moongfali/shingdana)-50 gm (1/2 cup)
  • Chopped onion-2 (medium)
  • Green chilli (slit)-2 to 3
  • Lemon juice-2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves-15 to 17
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
  • Cooking oil-3 to 4 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Aloo bhujiya/ sev for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the poha with running water and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Roast the peanuts on low-medium flame for 2-3 minutes and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and let it heat properly.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chilli and curry leaves and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add sugar and mix it, add onions and fry it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add turmeric powder, mix it and cook it for a minute.
  • Add roasted peanuts, washed poha and salt, mix it properly.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves, mix it and cover the pan, cook it for a minute on low flame.
  • Turn off the flame, garnish it with aloo bhujiya/sev and lemon slices.
  • Maharashtrian kanda poha is ready to serve

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