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Kanda Poha Recipe

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Adjust Servings:
½ cup poha – thick
1 tsp sugar
¾ tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp peanuts
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 pinch hing
A handful of curry leaves
1 onion – finely chopped
2 chilli – finely chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
2 tbsp coriander – finely chopped
2 tsp lemon juice

Nutritional information

26.82 g
92 g
75.41 g
2203 mg
264 mg

Kanda Poha Recipe

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium



Kanda poha is a traditional Western Indian breakfast dish that is made using beaten rice. The recipe is relatively simple and designed to be suitable for any occasion. While you can eat it plainly and still enjoy it, it is commonly served topped with fresh coconut or a combination of farsan or mixture. Kanda poha is a poha variation prepared using onions and beaten rice. It is a great introduction to the world of poha which is wide and diverse.

Health Benefits

Kanda poha has many different ingredients, which can make it difficult to determine its exact health profile. One of its many ingredients, however, is turmeric – a very powerful spice. Turmeric is a major component of Ayurvedic medicine due to its many health benefits. The main active ingredient in turmeric is known as curcumin. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. Since inflammation is the root cause of a lot of chronic diseases it pays to consume a compound that prevents it.

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How to make Kanda Poha Recipe

  1. Add 1 tsp sugar and ¾ tsp salt on soaked poha and mix gently.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large kadai.
  3. Roast 2 tbsp peanuts on low flame until they turn crunchy.
    1. Keep aside.
  4. Splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, pinch hing, and few curry leaves in the same oil.
  5. Add the onions and chilis and sauté until onions shrink slightly without browning.
  6. Add ¼ tsp turmeric and sauté well.
  7. Combine the soaked poha and gently stir until everything is combined well.
  8. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the flavors are absorbed well.
  9. Add 2 tbsp coconut, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 2 tbsp coriander.
    1. Mix gently.
  10. Enjoy your kanda poha topped with some sev.


Poha is a favorite tea shop meal in north India.

Mansi Singh

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