Kanda batata poha recipe

Kanda batata poha recipe – a variation of making poha (beaten rice or flatten rice) recipe as a snack or breakfast.

Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

As you know that poha is easily digestible, healthy and nutritious. Thus I do make it very often.

This kanda batata poha is perfect as a breakfast or snack or brunch. I like to enjoy it with a cup of coffee while hubby loves it with a cup of tea.

I have seen many stalls serves it with topping of spicy thin sev. Here I have not used it because this is my go to weekend brunch recipe and I wanted to keep it healthy. So I avoided fried sev.

Why don’t you give it a try this poha recipe for next weekend or any weekday snack? If try it do share you feedback in comments below.

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How to make kanda batata poha recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add peanuts and fry till they are golden brown.  If you like crunchy peanuts then remove it to bowl, proceed with next step and garnish at the end. I like crunchy yet soft peanuts, so I kept them in, moisture from onion and potatoes will make them soft.

2) Then add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then saute green chilies and curry leaves for a minute.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

3) Add turmeric powder and hing.

4) Immediately add chopped onions, sprinkle some salt to speed up the process.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

5) Cook till onions get translucent and soft.

6) Mix in cubed potatoes, cover the pan and cook.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

7) While potatoes are cooking, wash the poha under running cold water. Do not rub too much with your hands otherwise they will get break. Soak them or sprinkle some water as per your poha kind. See notes below.

8) Drain it well.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

9) And check the potatoes, they should be soft and tender now.

10) Add soaked and drained poha, sugar. remaining salt and lemon juice.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

11) Mix very gently without breaking much, cover it and let it get heated through for 2-3 minutes.

12) Lastly garnish with cilantro and coconut.
Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe
Serving suggestion: Serve kanda batata poha as a breakfast or snack.

Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe

Kanda Batata Poha Recipe | Onion potato poha recipe
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Kanda batata poha recipe (Onion potato poha recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 ½ cups Thick poha (beaten rice) Check notes
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1-2 Green chilies chopped finely
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • a pinch Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1/3 cup Onion chopped
  • ½ cup Potatoes cubed
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Desiccated coconut

Instructions

Making kanda batata poha recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add peanuts and fry till they are golden brown. If you like crunchy peanuts then remove it to bowl, proceed with next step and garnish as the end. I like crunchy yet soft peanuts, so I kept them in, moisture from onion and potatoes will make them soft.
  3. Then add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  4. Then saute green chilies and curry leaves for a minute.
  5. Add turmeric powder and hing.
  6. Immediately add chopped onions, sprinkle some salt. Cook till onions get translucent and soft.
  7. Mix in cubed potatoes, cover the pan and cook them till they soft and knife tender.
  8. While potatoes are cooking, wash the poha under running cold water. Do not rub too much with your hands otherwise they will get break. Soak them or sprinkle some water as per your poha kind. Drain it well.
  9. And check the potatoes now, they should be soft and tender now.
  10. Add soaked and drained poha, sugar, remaining salt and lemon juice.
  11. Mix very gently without breaking much, cover it and let it get heated through for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Lastly garnish with cilantro and coconut.
  13. Turn off the stove

Notes

**Poha:

  • use thick poha variety, thin poha is for crispy poha chivda.
  • Every brand has different quality of poha. So always try and you will get to know your brand and type of poha. E.g. some poha requires 2 minutes soaking, some requires 5 minutes soaking. While some does not require any soaking at all, for those kind only wash and keep them moist for few minutes and it will be ready to use.

 

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