Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kande Pohe





Kande pohe is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe which literally translates to onion rice flakes. Ever since I remember, my mom used to make aval in this style only and I simply love it. It is one of my favourites. But, what did I have in store, after my marriage? Yes you guessed it right; it was one of the very few dishes which my hubby disliked. Not that he won’t touch it if I prepare it, but he never relishes it. He always feels it is too dry. So I prepare it on days he is eating out or when he is touring.

Traditionally, fennel seeds are not added in pohe, but once while making, I experimented by adding it and I simply loved its flavour. So adding fennel is purely your choice, but do try it once. Also the highlight of this recipe is definitely the squeeze of lemon juice, but since I don’t like it that way, I usually remove some for myself and then add the lemon juice for others J You could add potatoes and green peas as well while preparing this recipe.



What you’ll need
  1. Poha/Aval/Flattened Rice Flakes – 2 cups
  2. Onion – 3 medium sized
  3. Green Chillies – 2
  4. Peanuts – 2 handfuls
  5. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  6. Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
  7. Juice of ½ a lemon
  8. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  9. Sugar – 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Curry Leaves – few sprigs
  12. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped
  13. Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp

Method
  1. Chop the onions and green chillies.
  2. Take the rice flakes in a sieve, and wash it well. Allow to drain.
  3. Heat a Kadai with oil. Temper with cumin and fennel seeds. Also add the curry leaves.
  4. Next add the peanuts and fry till the outer skin gets brown.
  5. Add in the green chillies and onions and turmeric powder. Fry well till the onions start browning.
  6. Now add the drained rice flakes, sugar and salt to taste. Mix well on medium heat till everything gets thoroughly mixed.
  7. Remove from heat. Add a dash of lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot.



Note: 

If using Thick variety Aval, wash and soak in water for 5 minutes. Keep the level of water just at the level of the Aval.
You can add cubed potatoes and fresh or frozen green peas too.
Adding fennel is completely optional, but it does give a wonderful flavor.
You could also add a tbsp of fresh scraped coconut as garnish, but I usually skip this.



25 comments:

Mélange said...

Kande pohe is an absolutely energetic breakfast I agree too Kaveri..And it looks perfect.On your addition of fennel,I guess that would have been fabulous.For the people like me who love the flavor can understand !

Sanoli Ghosh said...
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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Delicious and yummy kande pohe, my all season's favorite.

Today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/09/asparagus-stir-fry-award.html

Nagashree said...

I am a poha lover and eat it in various forms. Your kanda poha looks delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said...

A very simple and easy breakfast which i love to eat and make too. Nicely presented

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

My fav breakfast..love it.

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Deeksha said...

Kanda Poha looks absolutely yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Addition of fennel seeds sounds nice in this..My son's fav breakfast...

Priti S said...

Fav bfast ...just made yday ...looks so yum

Reva said...

Yummy dish.. my favourite..
Reva

Priya said...

Never get bored of this kande pohe, makes me drool.

PT said...

delectable and delicious..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

delicious pohe... never tried... ll soon try it...
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Roshni said...

awesome kaveri.. i think u have once told me about your husband not liking poha.. same as mine... too dry.. but i still can't understand how someone can't like this..

Sudha Sabarish said...

Easy and healthy breakfast.Use to frequently as my hubby loves a lot.

divya said...

Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

Julie said...

Delicious & yummy pohe...I too love this snack,got in my drafts too..will post soon:)
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Looks Yum!
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious and yummy bf,luks very tempting...

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious Kaveri, I love kande pohe very much. Each poha looks separately. Thanks for linking with Favorite recipes event: Breakfast recipes

Shabbu said...

yummy and healthy recipe..
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Hema said...

Looks so good and beautiful clicks..

Remya said...

Hi Kaveri, I found your blog while blog hopping and loved all the recipes in here. Have even bookmarked a few authentic dishes to try out. :) Do stop by at my space when you get the time. :)

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SouthIndianHome said...

Nice clicks Kaveri. Poha looks yummy

Archana said...

Looks yum. Love this breakfast anyday. Must try adding the groundnuts.
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