Aloo Poha or Kanda Poha is a favourite breakfast and snack in many parts of India. I had this Maharashtrian Poha Recipe for the first time when I came to live in Mumbai and immediately fell in love with it. It is really tasty especially with peanuts and potatoes and now with peas. And the best part, poha is so very simple to cook. You will barely need 15 minutes if you have all the ingredients at hand.
Do try this simple poha banane ki recipe:
Easy Veg Poha Recipe | Indian Breakfast
- 250 gm. thick poha washed well and soaked in water for 5 minutes
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 2-3 green chillies split into half
- 1 boiled potato chopped into small pieces
- 3 tbsp. groundnuts/peanuts
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas optional
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 piece small cinnamon optional
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- salt to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon
- coriander leaves to garnish
- grated coconut to garnish optional
Drain all water from the soaked poha and keep it in a colander for the remaining water to drain out.
Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds along with peanuts.
Allow them to sputter.
Now tip in the cloves, cinnamon (if using), slit green chillies and curry leaves and cook for a minute.
Tip in the chopped onion and cook till it is transparent.
Now add in the boiled potato and peas and cook a bit. Add salt, turmeric and drained poha (beaten rice) and mix well.
Cover and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Taste and adjust salt if necessary. Take it off the fire and pour lemon juice.
Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh grated cocout (if using) and serve hot.
You can fry the peanuts separately in oil and then add to the poha while serving. That way they stay crunchier. Or you could just fry them initially after sputtering the mustard and cumin.
If you don't have boiled potato. Chop the potato fine. Microwave for about a minute and then add to oil with onion to cook. You can skip the microwave step and cook the potato separately with tempering.
You can use fine poha (beaten rice). You don't need to soak it. Just take in a colander and pour some water through it.
Enjoy this hot aloo poha recipe as breakfast or snack!
Watch the poha recipe video to understand this recipe better:
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