Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kanda Poha (Flattened Rice flakes snack)

I love Maharashtrian food mainly because I have been born and brought up there and it is comfort food for me right after my mom's South Indian fare. Needless to say at my mom's, our daily food was a fusion of both South Indian and Maharashtrian food.Poha and Varan are made just as often as Uppma and Rasam. So this Sunday morning, I decided to make and blog Kanda Poha.


4 cups Thick poha
1 small onion chopped
2 green chilies chopped
4-5 curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 pinches Hing
Salt to taste
optional : sugar
3 tsps Oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp chopped coriander
2 tsp chopped coconut


Wash the Poha in water and drain. Add salt and sugar and mix well. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
In the meantime, heat oil and season with mustard, cumin and hing.
Add the green chillies, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
Add the onion and saute till nice and golden.
Add the Poha and cover. Cook for a few minutes in medium.
Garnish with coriander and coconut.
Squeeze lemon and enjoy hot.