Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kande Pohe-Poha-Aval Recipes-Quick Breakfast Recipe

Kande Pohe is a very popular Maharashtrian breakfast, which can also be had as an evening snack. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it is not advisable to skip breakfast due to lack of time. I always have aval or poha at home as it comes handy when we need a quick breakfast. It is healthy and takes only 10-15 minutes to prepare this dish. Today we will learn how to make Kande Pohe following this easy recipe.

Kande Pohe

Kande Pohe Recipe 

Prep time - under 5 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves - 1-2

Ingredients needed

Poha /flattened rice/aval -1 cup
Onion -1
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Fresh Lemon juice to taste

For seasoning 

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tsp
Roasted peanuts - 2-3 tbsp
Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few

For garnishing

Fresh grated coconut
Finely chopped coriander leaves


Wash poha in water 2-3 times and drain it in a colander. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. It will become soft by that time. Fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.

Finely chop onion and green chillies.


Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, roasted peanuts, hing and curry leaves. Saute for 2-3 seconds.

Then add onions, green chilli and saute until onions turn transparent. Add turmeric powder and salt needed.

Add poha, sprinkle a little water and cook for 2-3 minutes covered.

Remove from heat and add lemon juice to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves, fresh grated coconut and serve hot.

Note - If  preferred, you can add a tsp of sugar. Since I do not like, I did not add.

More Poha /Aval Recipes from Padhuskitchen

Aloo Poha 

Poha Pulao

Aval Upma (South Indian style)

Aval Payasam (Kheer)

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  1. Poha looks delicious,lovely presentation

  2. waw new recipe for me...can be made in few minutes thats realy great akka.I mostly prefer like these dishes..thank you for your wonderful effort for us to show how easier the cooking is.

    I always use red poha..will it suit for this dish?

  3. I love poha in all forms.This is my fav too,I am tempted to try again

  4. My North Indian Friend used to bring this.. It reminds me that....

  5. mymoon - you can use any aval or poha. You can use red rice poha also.

  6. SG- you can use any poha -white or brown, thick or thin. Thick poha has to be cooked for a little longer time than thin poha .That's all

  7. Hi
    Wat is meant by poha or aval?

    1. Poha is flattened rice. Refer for more details


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