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Kanda batata poha recipe

Kanda batata poha recipe, cooked with lots of onions to make it mildly sweet and with potatoes to make it filling and tasty.  A popular Puneri (Maharashtra) breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup Poha/ flattened rice thick variety
  • 2 Onion
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 1 Potato Optional
  • teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt - As needed

To temper

  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Asafoetida generous pinch
  • 3 tablespoon Peanut roasted
  • 1 Curry leaves sprig


  • Wash poha thoroughly 2-3 times. Drain water and immediately mix turmeric, salt and keep aside.
  • Mean while you can do the chopping work.  I microwaved it to cook. You can choose your own option. If microwaving, cook covered without adding any water for a minute or two in high. Or you can add along onion and cook covered in pan itself. Adding potato is optional.
  • Heat a pan with oil and splutter mustard, add cumin seeds, peanuts. Give it a quick stir. Add asafoetida and curry leaves.  In goes onion, green chillies and fry till onion just transparent. Add sugar and give it a stir.
  • Add boiled potato with a sprinkle of salt and fry for a minute. Add poha and mix well.
  • Pat it gently to pack it and cook covered in medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Lastly add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well.



  • I always add turmeric to poha, for even colouring. This is the way my mom always follows for lemon and tamarind poha too. You can add it while frying onion too.
  • Add lots of onion, as it gives the flavour to the dish.
  • Do not skip asafoetida and cumin seeds .