Kanda Poha Recipe | Aval Upma Recipe - Indian Breakfast Recipe

Woohoo, It’s Friday! I am chilling at home and looking forward to having dinner with friends. Hope you guys have exciting plans for the weekend too.



I’ve decided to go light on cooking. I have been making easy dishes for the past few days. So today I'm sharing easy to make Kande Poha/Aval Upma.

Poha/ Aval is flattened rice (beaten rice flakes ) can be cooked in a variety of ways. Any dish or recipe made of poha is easy to cook and nutritious. It is used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food like chivda, upma, mixture, etc and variety of cuisine. It can be eaten raw, soaked in milk or water or cooked with tempered veggies and many sweets with poha or also very popular. Check here for sweet poha recipes.

Kande poha is a healhty popular Maharashtrian Breakfast recipe made from flattened rice (beaten rice flakes) with lots of onions. Kanda pohe'(onion poha) or batata pohe (potato poha) are the common breakfast or snack items and it's famous mumbai roadside/street food recipe. Kanda means onions in Marati and Poha is rice flakes. This is a really a quick breakfast lunch box or snack recipe...if you have poha and onion you could whip up a nice yummy breakfast in no time. Do try and let me your feeback...Enjoy!


Poha Kada Recipe - Poha - Aval Upma Recipe - Breakfast Poha Recipe
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2

Ingredients :
Thick Poha /Aval /Flattened rice :  2 cups /150 grams
Onion : 1 large (finely chopped)
Green Chilies : 2 or to your spice tolerance (Slit lengthwise)
Peanuts : 1/4 cup
Asafoetida Powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Sugar : 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves : few
Cilantro /Coriander Leaves : · Few sprigs
Cooking Oil /Ghee/Butter : 2 tsp (I used coconut oil)
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste


How to make Kanda Poha /Aval Upma /Poha Breakfast:

1. Wash the poha/aval/flattened rice in cold water well and let it drain for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile heat oil/ghee/butter. Add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds splutter, add the peanuts and stir until roasted.
3. Add the chopped onions, green chilies and salt to taste.
4. Once onions turns to translucent, add the curry leaves and turmeric powder. Now add the sugar and mix until combined.
5. Add the drained Poha /aval/flattened rice and stir to combine.
6. Close with the lid and reduce the heat to low. Keep this for couple of minutes.
7. Squeeze some lemon juice and garnish with cilantro before serving hot/warm. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes:


  • You can also add other vegetables like boiled or frozen Green peas, boiled Potatoes.
  • Adding peanut is purely optional. If using, either use roasted peanuts or toast them separately and add them towards the end.
  • To make it Mumbai's famous street style version, garnish this with freshly grated coconut and sev. 
  • The sugar is optional. I added little, but you can skip it if you don't like.



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Happy Weekend!
Sangeetha 

21 comments:

  1. i have to try this...thank you sangeetha

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    1. You're welcome Nima. Please try it's very easy recipe and i do hope you like it!

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  2. You know what Sangeetha, It is surprising that my post is also poha. Really an amazing dish. Loved the clicks..

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    1. Hi Zareena, Oh really, the one thing I love about this dish, it’s very simple enough for kids yet delicious enough for adults.:) Thanks dear!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  3. delicious kanda poha .

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  4. Really enjoyed the Aval Breakfast today. As I am the master of litchen for a few months I am sure Kothiyavunnu will be my solace for food. Jagdish

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    1. Hi Jagdish, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed these and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment! Hope you got to try other recipes and liked it too.

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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  5. Super. Awesome... Loved it..

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  6. Love kanda pohe - make it for brunch on weekends!!

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  7. you know i was browsing on food gawker and i dropped my mouse and when i picked and saw the screen it had opened your site.....am so glad i dropped it and it landed here:)) of course am following you. love the clicks and am going to stay and browse some more

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    1. Welcome back Simi :) That’s so nice of you to say about my clicks, thanks dear :) I hope you like what you see.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  8. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha

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    1. Hello Karan, That’s so nice of you to say about my recipe, thanks:-)! Thanks for your comments. Hope you get to make this soon.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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    2. Anonymous12:02 PM

      Hi, thanks for sharing lovely dish .

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  9. I never tried making poha like this, it seems to be have more ingredients than i usually add in it. I am trying this recipe, thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! Did you get a chance to try it?If so, I do hope you liked it.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  10. Anonymous10:57 PM

    Aval upma adipoliyayirunnu. Thanks for the recipe.

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