Kanda Poha Recipe Maharashtrian Style, How To Make Poha

Kanda Poha recipe which is similar to aloo poha is a popular maharashtrian snack recipe and a breakfast recipe made with poha or atukulu and  is an amazing and a quick snack recipe good to go during tea time in the evenings.

Some more similar maharashtrian snacks are Namak Pare recipe Shankarpali or sweet diamond cuts , Potato poha or batata poha

Other breakfast recipes collection or snacks recipes to try are listed below:

            Kanda Poha or one can call it as onion poha is a poha recipe made with chopped onions and onions are called as ‘kanda’ in marathi…


 Kanda can be used in various dishes and this particular dish from maharashtra tastes good if made with onions and poha…

The color of the dish is amazing and the snack recipe is so irresistible… The poha or pohe is basically a flattened rice or beaten rice and can be used in various forms of making food.

         To make kanda poha or aloo poha one needs to use a thick poha or medium thickness poha and the thin version is good for making chivda/chiwda.


Poha is called as ‘aval’ in tamil and ‘atukulu’ in telugu and ‘avalakki’ in tamil. The poha can be thick or thin and it is mostly used to make snack varieties.

This particular kanda poha recipe is made by washing the poha twice and mixing it with tempering of few ingredients which tastes awesome…


I would love to write down different versions of poha making recipes which is an absolute delight to everyone… It definitely works as a great tea time snack or a quick snack recipe for kids…

Below are the recipe details which guide into making this delicious and yet a simple poha recipe…

How To Make kanda Poha Below:

Kanda Poha Recipe Maharashtrian Style
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A quick snack or a breakfast recipe made with poha also called as avalakki/atukulu/aval.
Recipe type: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups poha/flattened rice/beaten rice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp peanuts/groundnuts
  • 1 tbsp very finely chopped green chillies
  • 8-10 fresh curry leaves
  • 3 medium size finely chopped onions/kanda
  • salt - to taste
  • a pinch of sugar(optional)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 medium size lemon extracted juice
  1. Firstly, take a strainer, into it add poha and wash poha twice and set it aside for about 5-10 minutes and let the water drain out completely.
  2. Excess washing and soaking makes the poha soggy therefore, do not do it.
Poha Making:
  1. Take a pan/wok, into it, add oil and heat it.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add peanuts and roast for few seconds.
  4. Add finely chopped green chillies and saute.
  5. Add curry leaves into it.
  6. Add chopped onions and saute for few seconds.
  7. Into it, add salt as per taste.
  8. Add few sugar crystals and stir well(optional).
  9. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  10. Add the washed poha into it.
  11. Mix the poha well with the cooked onion mixture.
  12. Add some freshly chopped coriander leaves into it.
  13. Finally add in some lemon extracted juice all over, mix and cook for few seconds.
  14. Switch off the flame.
  15. Serve as a tea time snack!!!
1.Never wash poha many times as it turns out soggy and can't be eaten.
2.After washing strain out the water completely from the poha.
3.Adding sugar is optional and in maharashtra sugar is added in traditional poha recipe.
4.Do not use the thin poha to make this recipe, instead pick up thick poha from the market to make kanda poha or batata poha.


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