Kanda Batata Poha
Kanda batata poha is easy to make recipe of flattened rice with onions and potatoes.
- thick variety (flattened or parched rice)
¼ to ½
1 or 2
- chopped into small cubes (batata or aloo)
- finely chopped (kanda)
8 to 9
2 to 3
chopped coriander leaves
2 to 2.5
sugar as required
- i usually add up to 1 teaspoon of sugar
salt as required
Pick the poha first. Rinse them 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 flakes absorb enough water and they become soft.
The poha flakes must become soft but remain intact, whole and separate. If they do not become soft, sprinkle few drops of water on them 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 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 with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.
Serve kanda batata poha hot
with chopped lemon pieces. The lemon juice has to be squeezed on to the poha before eating it.
, 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.
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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