Kanda Poha (Breakfast )

by savorwithrose@gmail.com

Hello everyone,

Kanda Pohe/ Poha is a vegetarian vegan dish filled with flavor and peanut protein. My mom makes the BEST Poha I have ever had and the fact that she’s my mom , gives me advantage in knowing her awesome recipe🙌🏽.

Here’s a quick recipe and video of how to make Kanda Poha.

Kanda means ( onion= very good for your hair and skin)

Poha (flattened rice )and plus no dairy just puffed rice which is starch free after washing it in water.

Once the kids are at school I love my quite mornings with some chai tea on the side and this spicy, tasty ,tangy and quite mouth- watering breakfast. You have to give it a try if you’re trying to cut out high carb foods in your diet. Poha is flattened rice without much starch in it and is great for digestion.

What are you eating for breakfast ? Comment below to let me know some of your favorites.

Note : Do not make this with THIN Poha but ONLY Thick Poha. It is readily available at any Indian grocers.#poha#marathi#breafast#easyrecipes#vegan#veganrecipes#glutenfree#delicious#simple


TIP: My favorite Indian grocers are in Montgomeryville and the website is


Kanda Poha (Breakfast )

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 1/2 cups of Thick Poha ( Please do not get the thin Poha as it gets mushy too quickly) Wash it in cold water twice but both the times drain the water quickly, this prevent it form being overly soft/mushy.
  • 1 small medium onion chopped
  • 2-3 serrano green chilies chopped ( or just one if you do not want it spicy)
  • 5-6 curry leaves( optional)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cups roasted peanuts
  • handful of cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of Grated frozen, fresh or dry coconut
  • Lemon wedges


  1. In a non-stick pan heat 3 tablespoons of oil.
  2. Add in the chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilies
  3. Add the cumin and mustard seeds, stir well until golden brown.
  4. Add turmeric powder and stir the mixture
  5. Add the washed , soaked Poha to the pan and salt as per taste (Do not over soak your poha in the water as it gets mushy too quickly)
  6. Add chopped cilantro and mix well with the Poha (if you feel the Poha is too dry sprinkle a tbsp. of water on top)
  7. Lastly add roasted peanuts and mix
  8. Serve it up with some crushed coconut flakes on top and a sprinkle of lemon juice.

    Below is a step by step video of how to make this delicious and easy breakfast. 


Self-rising flour works best in this recipe, but if you can’t find it, you can substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Be sure to not crowd the fryer or pan, only frying several florets at a time. Try beer-battering and deep-frying other vegetables, such as green beans, cauliflower florets or zucchini or yellow squash slices.

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