What to cook for breakfast everyday is still a question here, sometimes I plan sometimes I get stuck. Kanda poha is very easy to make but hubby and M are not much fond of it so I make it very rarely. But I wanted this recipe in my blog so finally its here.
Here is what we need:
- 2 cups (abt 150grams/5.5oz) thick Poha (flattened rice)
- 1 large Onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- ½ tsp Asafoetida powder
- 1 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp Turmeric
- 1-2 Green chilies, or as per taste, thinly sliced
- few sprigs of Curry leaves
- 2 tbsp Cilantro/coriander leaves finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
Add the poha in a colander and rinse it under running water(tap water).
Meanwhile lets prepare for the seasoning, heat a pan add oil when oil has heated add mustard seeds as they splutter add curry leaves, green chillies, onions and fry the onions till translucent.
When done add turmeric and give it a stir.
By this time the poha might have turned soft, If poha takes long time to soften then remove the seasoning from the stove.
Once the poha has softened add it to the seasoning while the pan is on the stove.
Add salt to taste and mix well.
Cover and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
Stir after a minute and add coriander leaves and lemon juice and switch off the stove.
And keep it covered for about 2 minutes.
Serve Kanda Poha hot with tea or coffee.
When we press between the fingers it gets mashed, we get to know that poha is done
Below is a picture where I made a variation of Kanda Poha with tomatoes and peanuts.
And after frying onions add tomatoes and remaining procedure is same.
This pic is taken from my Iphone.