Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kande Pohe - A Traditional Maharashtrian Delicacy

Dear All,

Maharashtrian,Beaten Rice Flakes,Kande Pohe,Poha

Finally the winter has come to an end with sun shining bright in the sky. The temperatures are getting roaring high here in Pune. Last weekend we went for shopping to the very famous Laxmi Road, we left in the afternoon and by the time we came back, we were tired as hell. After a tiring day of shopping, getting up on sunday morning was painful. Usually on weekend i prefer to have a heavy brunch. Poha is one of my all time favorite breakfast. Its very popular dish in Maharashtra and very close to its cousin Batata Poha which is very famous in Gujarat. Both the dish are very similar in nature with few differences in the ingredients used. Its perfect breakfast for lazy weekends when you want to cook something quick. I usually have Poha on weekends for brunch with a slice of brown bread and filter coffee. You can also serve Poha with coconut chutney, the combination is extremely tasty!

Maharashtrian,Beaten Rice Flakes,Kande Pohe,Poha

Ingredients:-
1 1/2 cup of Poha (beaten rice flakes)
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 tbsp grated coconut (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
1 tsp fresh lime juice

For tempering:-
2 tsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
2 small green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp peanuts
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure:-
  • In a wide strainer run the poha through running water, squeeze out the extra water and keep aside for 5 to 8 mins. Make sure you dont add lots of water or else poha will become mushy. Poha should be soft when touched but should not be soggy or mushy.
  • Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder. Mix gently to incorporate turmeric powder and salt well.
  • In a wide saucepan heat 2 tsp oil, add in mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and peanuts. Saute for 2 mins, until peanuts become crispy.
  • Add in finely chopped onions and cook them for 3 to 4 mins, until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add in the poha, sugar and mix well. Adjust the salt.
  • Just before serving, drizzle some lime juice on poha and garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut. Serve hot.
  • You can also add some sev on top before serving, gives a nice crunch.

82 comments:

  1. This is my all time favorite too, looks perfectly made. So what all did you shop at Laxmi road?

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  2. Hey Pari that was very quick :)
    Well bought some furnishings for the house and a salwar kameez set :)

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  3. Poha is my all time fav...either its sweet or savoury..Adding peanuts is a nice idea looks yum!

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  4. looks great nice to have quick recipes

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  5. hi Parita,
    Winter really has diappeared without a trace :( the temperatures are really shooting up by the day and it feels like one is getting baked :( neways watermelons and nimbu paani is a blessing in true sense na...
    kanda poha and batata poha are regulars at my place and we love it thoroughly we love it with tomato ketchup, but coconut chutney sounds interestin dear shall try this combi too!!
    TC

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  6. Hi
    My daughter's all time favorite!
    Nice picture!
    Laxmi road and Tulsi bhag, I never miss to visit and enjoy the whole day shopping over there. Waiting for summer vacation to go there!

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  7. perfect for bkfast...looks colourful!

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  8. yes really its getting hotter and hotter day by day..but still lakshmi road is something one roam on and on for shopping..

    Poha is my favorite snack and can eat it anytime of the day and n number of types with n number of varieties :P..this looks so inviting..especially now when i ma reading it, its morning time..could have for breakfast.

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  9. poha looks so colorful and tempting! love to have it for breakfast..

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  10. This sounds like a recipe id love to try soonnnnn and laxmi road sounds like a place id love to visit too....but not with soaring temp:-))))
    since ur on google thought i'll ask ya-what would ya do if ur recent posts were not updating on blog lists and feed burner ?
    Help.....

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  11. Pohe are all time fav and quick to make. I love it! Nice clicks.

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  12. Kande pohe is my all-time favorite! Perfect lazy morning breakfast really.. very nice pic, Parita! Oh, and I so miss Laxmi road shopping..

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  13. Wow.. poha is my favorite.. Though I have a different version that I just love too much, this one is also a preferred one for breakfast. The photo looks fantastic and tempting. :) yummmm

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  14. looks so delicious. Lovely click.

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  15. i make this on weekday..quick to make isn't it? looks delicious..

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  16. Looks delicious , never made it before....will give a try!

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  17. Had never seen this Poha before but it looks definitely delicious!

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  18. I prepare this on a weekday :D
    Be it weekend or weekday, we always enjoy it :p
    Photo looks great.

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  19. we make this one all the time. I just love it

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  20. Very bright & beautiful pic...Nice to have this for breakfast,looks very delicious...

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  21. Very tempting clicks, my all time fav..

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  22. Sooo easy and comfortable food...Looks tempting...

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  23. Beautiful co;our and looks delicious.

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  24. Oh this is my breakfast literally every alternate day! Love poha!! Yours looks amazing, I'll try it out one of these days!

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  25. This dish looks so colourful and inviting.Nice click.

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  26. Oh I just love Kande pohe! It is the easiest and the tastiest breakfast.

    Lovely pictures, parita.

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  27. I just love poha.. I usually make it for breakfast and add some potatoes as well.. LIke the idea of adding sev..

    Nice clicks dear..

    Cheers

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  28. Looks absolutely perfect! Love the addition of peanuts,will try next time!

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  29. the kanda poha looks perfect and tempting.

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  30. Poha's my breakfast favorite! It's soft and fluffy! Laxmi road must've been a fabulous place to visit!

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  31. Kande pohe is really quick and easy to make breakfast. This is my husband's favorite one. So every time I make pohe I sung a song, "Aayushya he chulivarlya kadhaitale Kande pohe" :)

    Hey it's 4 years now , I am eagerly waiting to visit laxmi road and tulsi baug. :(

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  32. Love the colur and it looks so so good.

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  33. My all time fav breakfast...light and healthy!

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  34. My fave quick lunch or meal. I have one too in the draft. Looks gorgeous, love the color! :)

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  35. Definitely a wonderful breakfasts or brunch recipe...I make it when my mind races out of any other eatable options...which is always :)

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  36. Oh wow...I've only had the sweetened version of poha - this is a definite must-try! Great picture!

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  37. The poha is making me hungry..I know one of my friends makes this and it is tasty

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  38. Hey this is our fav breafast.....
    lovely click dear...

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  39. This is one of my favourite...looks absolutely delicious!!!!

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  40. V also make this with diffrent name,and my fav as tea time snack...looks fresh and yummm

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  41. Amazing dish Parita. I love the color and those flavors are just gorgeous!

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  42. Simple BF.We love it all the time.Love your click.

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  43. Nice kanda poha..I make it almost evryday for BF

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  44. all time fav kanda poha! truly comfort food!!

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  45. Looks lovely! Wonderful click too..

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  46. Looks delicious... Nice click..

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  47. thats my favourite tiffin...nice entry

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  48. Sounds perfect. I like the idea of serving this dish with coconut chutney! Beautiful image too!

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  49. Sound like a fantastic combination of flavors and ingredients, excellent dish!

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  50. Attractive...perfect for breakfast or any meal of the day!

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  51. We make the same dish in south India too. Its the easiest one of all. But we dont get fresh Poha here, so it tastes very different.

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  52. one of my favorite breakfast / evening snack!!

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  53. I love the gorgeous color of this dish, Parita! It looks really delicious!

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  54. This is a delicious and filling breakfast...looks very tasty :)

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  55. Absolutely tempting.. wonderful tiffin and breakfast !!!!

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  56. Coconuty rice flakes flavoured with turmeric sounds like a very tasty combination.

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  57. kande pohe is my all time fav...pics look great..thanks...

    www.myyatradiary.blogspot.com
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  58. ati sundar...we love poha too..v make it both mallu style n marati style..

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  59. Poha is so nice and this low rice intake catastrophe of mine made me empty everything and am looking for the fingermillet poha which I dont get here :( atleast next week gotta get some poha and have fun!!!

    Kande pohe looks very delectable and yummy!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  60. wow parita looks delicious, nice recipe...i love thm...i love shopping at laxmi road at pune, its kul

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  61. Poha with any veg our faviorte..can have any day any time..looks delicious and tempting..

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  62. Love this...your pics are too tempting Parita...

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  63. our favorite brunch item.. or a luxurious evening snack with chai and company ! looks so good.

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  64. Simple and quick recipe, sure to try!

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  65. ahh reminds me of sunday! every sunday morning mom would make pohe all hot and fresh with some masala tea!!

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  66. I've heard so much about this recipe but never tried making myself..thanks for the recipe.Looks so good:)

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  67. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Lakshmi Road, how lucky you are it is one of my favourite places to shop as is having powa :)

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  68. Wow.. Looks so tempting.. Except for the lime juice, I also make it the same way...Perfect brunch na?

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  69. hey Parita Poha is my husbands all all time favourite dish. he can eat is 3 times a day and i just fail to understand why!! Yours looks good

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  70. Colorful Pohe .. Nice Click .. Lot of new tricks in urs than our usual ones .. will mark them for my next time Pari.

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  71. Poha- one of my favorite Maharashtrian breakfasts which I make every now and then.:)

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  72. Hey Paritha

    Very nice blog and good collection of cakes.
    Poha is all time my fav.

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  73. Poha is a regular part of my breakfast but without the kanda. :-) Yours looks good.

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  74. My reader is not updating ... missed your posts. Always love kande pohe especially with some fresh grated coconut. Shopping at Laxmi rd can be fun .. but this sun is really something. :-)

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  75. Lovely picture of perfectly done poha - so appetising.

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  76. What a beautiful rice dish! So colorful and so flavorful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  77. One of my friends mom used to make this yummy dish,this looks super!

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