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Poha Recipe- Kanda Poha & Kanda Batata Poha

Poha is a delicious, healthy and easy Indian breakfast recipe from the state of Maharashtra. Pohe is a simple and quick dish made of flattened rice, potatoes, simple spices, onions, grated coconut, peanuts and herbs like coriander leaves or cilantro leaves, curry leaves.
There are so many variations with this recipe like kanda poha, kanda batata poha, dahi poha etc. These are very simple and quick to make, makes for a wonderful breakfast or snack with chai. Vegan recipe.
In this post I am sharing how to make poha recipe in 20 minutes in two different ways. If you are looking for a simple yet easy to make nourishing breakfast, these pohe variations are your best bet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: poha recipe
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2.5 cups poha
  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal
  • 2 teaspoons channa dal
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12 curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped


  • Measure 2.5 cups poha and clean it by looking for mud or grits. Once Cleaned add it to a colander and rinse it very well with running water once or twice. Let the excess water drain thoroughly in the colander itself. This step will soften the pohe. We should not soak pohe like tice.
  • Once water is drained add 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder. Mix well with fingers.
  • In the meanwhile chop 1 medium onion, cube 2 boiled and peeled and potatoes. You can also use raw potatoes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 slit green chillies, few curry leaves and saute for a minute in medium heat.
  • Now add 1 cup chopped onions and saute until they turn a bit soft. Do not let them brown.
  • Add potatoes and saute. If using boiled potatoes, saute for 2-3 minutes. If you are using uncooked potatoes, add 2 tablespoons water, cover and cook for 6-7 minutes or until they turn soft.
  • Next add the strained poha. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes. You can cover the pan and simmer for 3-4 minutes in low heat until the poha is cooked completely.
  • Once everything is well combined, add chopped coriander leaves, grated coconut and mix well. Remove from flame. Add lemon juice and mix. Taste test and add more salt or lemon juice. Serve kanda batata poha or aloo poha hot as breakfast or evening snack.


1. Do not miss sugar as it enhances the taste very well.
2. You ca add broken cashews along with/instead of peanuts
3. Add finely chopped cilantro leaves for garnishing if needed


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg