kanda batata poha recipe | onion potato poha

kanda batata poha recipe - easy to make recipe of poha or flattened rice with onions and potatoes.
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kanda batata poha recipe with step by step photos – kanda batata poha is one of the staple breakfast recipe from maharashtra made with onions (kanda), potato (batata) and flattened rice. poha is an easy, quick and healthy option for breakfast or brunch or as a snack .

potato onion poha

there are many recipes for making poha and each family has their own way of making poha. but in most variations, either we add potatoes or onions or both. i have already shared the other variations of poha recipes like:

in this onion potato poha recipe like the way we usually do at home… i have sauteed the potatoes in oil but you can also boil them and then add to the poha.

usually, i love to add roasted peanuts and top the poha with grated coconut… which adds a lot of flavor and makes it more healthy… and a cup of hot tea with it and i have my satisfied morning breakfast meal.

the best thing which i like about poha is that it is light on stomach and easy to digest and yet nutritious.

if you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check:

kanda batata poha

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:indian,maharashtrian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
4.89 from 35 votes
maharashtrian poha recipe, kanda batata poha recipe
kanda batata poha recipe - easy to make recipe of poha or flattened rice with onions and potatoes.

INGREDIENTS FOR kanda batata poha

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1.5 cups poha - thick variety (flattened or parched rice)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - chopped (hari mirch)
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts (mungphali)
  • 1 medium potato - chopped into small cubes (aloo or batata)
  • 1 medium onion - finely chopped (pyaaz or kanda)
  • ¾ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 8 to 9 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon oil
  • sugar as required - i usually add up to 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE kanda batata poha

preparation for kanda batata poha

  • pick the poha first. rinse the poha in clean running water in a strainer.
  • make sure that you do not rinse it too much or else it breaks and gets mushy. while rinsing, the poha absorbs enough water and it becomes soft.
  • the poha must become soft but remain intact, whole and separate.
  • if the poha does not become soft, sprinkle few drops of water on the poha in the strainer till they get softened.
  • sprinkle the turmeric powder, sugar and salt in the poha.
  • gently mix.
  • roast the peanuts in a small pan till they become crunchy and keep aside.
  • also peel the potatoes and chop them into small cubes.

making kanda batata poha

  • in a kadai, heat oil. saute the potatoes in medium hot oil till light golden and crisp. keep aside.
  • in the same kadai, add the mustard seeds to the hot oil. when they splutter, add the cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds sizzle, add the onions. saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.
  • now add the curry leaves, green chili and roasted peanuts. saute for a minute.
  • add the fried potatoes and then the poha. mix gently with the rest of the mixture.
  • saute the entire poha mixture for 2-3 minutes on a low flame, stirring gently in between. taste the poha and if required add more salt and sugar.
  • switch off the flame and cover the pan tightly with a lid for the poha to get steamed for a few minutes.
  • remove the lid and garnish the poha with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.

serving kanda batata poha

  • serve kanda batata poha hot with chopped lemon pieces. the lemon juice has to be squeezed on to the poha before eating it.
  • alternatively, you could also do this method. once the poha is done, sprinkle approx 1 to 2 tsp lime juice on the kanda batata poha. 
  • mix it with the poha and then garnish it with coconut and cilantro leaves.

RECIPE TIPS

adding sugar is optional. you can skip it completely if you don't prefer a slightly sweet taste in the kanda batata poha.
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preparation to make kanda batata poha

1. pick the poha first. rinse the poha in clean running water in a strainer or colander. make sure that you do not rinse it too much or else it breaks and gets mushy. while rinsing, the poha absorbs enough water and it becomes soft. the poha must become soft but remain intact, whole and separate. if the poha does not become soft, sprinkle few drops of water on the poha in the strainer till they get softened.

poha for kanda batata poha recipe

2. sprinkle the turmeric powder, sugar and salt in the poha.

salt for kanda batata poha recipe

3. gently mix with your hands.

making poha recipe

4. roast the peanuts in a small pan till they become crunchy. keep aside.

peanuts for kanda batata poha recipe

5. also peel the potatoes and chop them into small cubes. in a kadai or pan, heat oil. saute the potatoes in medium hot oil.

saute potatoes for poha recipe

6. saute the potatoes till light golden and crisp.

sauting potatoes for making poha recipe

7. once the potatoes become light golden and crisp then remove them and keep aside with the roasted peanuts.

potatoes and peanuts for poha recipe

making kanda batata poha

8. in the same kadai, add the mustard seeds/rai to the hot oil.

mustard seeds for making poha recipe

9. when they splutter, add the cumin seeds/jeera.

add cumin seeds - making onion potato poha recipe

10. when the cumin seeds sizzle, add the onions. saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.

sauting onions for kanda batata poha recipe

11. now add the curry leaves, green chili and roasted peanuts. saute for a minute.

add peanuts - making onion potato poha recipe

12. add the poha.

add potatoes - making onion potato poha recipe

13. mix gently with the rest of the mixture.

preparing kanda batata poha recipe

14. add the potatoes. saute the entire poha mixture for 2-3 minutes on a low flame, stirring gently in between. taste the poha and if required add more salt and sugar. switch off the flame and cover the pan tightly with a lid for the poha to get steamed for a few minutes.

cooking kanda batata poha recipe

15. remove the lid and garnish the poha with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.

coriander leaves to make onion potato poha recipe

16. mix gently.

kanda batata poha recipe, onion potato poha recipe

17. serve kanda batata poha hot with chopped lemon pieces. the lemon juice has to be squeezed on to the poha before eating it. alternatively, you could also do this method. once the poha is done, sprinkle approx 1 to 2 tsp lime juice on the kanda batata poha. mix it with the poha and then garnish it with coconut and cilantro leaves.

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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104 comments/reviews

  1. I have tried few of Ur recipes always turned out excellent, step by step instructions with picture are very helpful. Your doing a gr8 job.
    Love from Abu dhabi😃

  2. I am defeating my wife in cooking step by step by using your step by step guides.
    As my wife is out of town I am making poha every alternate day and taking it as breakfast, lunch and dinner as it’s easy to cook and it’s my favorite. Your method has added more flavors and taste to it.
    You have a superb collection.
    Thanks and good luck to you.

  3. I have to make batata poha in my college and I can’t evencook!! I hope this recipe works for me…thank u so muchhh

  4. That was very nice poha that I made with this recipe. just a humble suggestion. batata poha is a gujarati dish.

  5. I would definitely b trying ur style of cooking poha too… I actually searched for ur recipe coz I always hav a complaint that poha turns a lil dry if eaten aft some hours.. like in tiffin. . So was searching out for the same… will try ur style and check how it remains.. as I do not add the spices before putting it in pan… mayb that wud help… or if anything else can be done pls suggest

    • after some hours poha does turn dry. what i would suggest is to add the hot poha in a the tiffin and then close the lid. due to the steam condensation the poha would remain soft for some hours. you can try this recipe too.

  6. The recipe explained by you is so nice and simple that even a person does not know cooking will be tempted to take up cooking and prepare kanda batata poha by himself/ herself and tell all that he/ she knows cooking and will also tell all that cooking is very simple. It helped me too.

    Its a great job by you. Keep it up. Thanks.

  7. Neat recipe!
    I usually boil the potato in the microwave. May be I was being too paranoid. Will give this a try 🙂

    Cheers!

  8. 21st Oct 2015: Felt like making a quick dish of poha today, kanda bata poha is a tasty dish I like, followed your steps and the dish was ready in no time. Family enjoyed having…Thanks for sharing the recipie ! ! !

  9. Hey Dassana,the Kanda batata poha was awesome.! You have become my go-to for veg recipes.!! When I want to make something, I just go vegrecipesofIndia and search of the dish in ur recipes than go anywhr else.
    You are just amazing.! Thankyou so much.
    Keep cooking and be beautiful 🙂

  10. I’m so thankful to you for posting such wonderful recipes. The recipes are superb because you have a unique way of explaining the step by step method of cooking. No other website is so helpful. All the best and keep it up.
    Thanking you so much.
    Regards
    Shhifa.

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