Poha, Jalebi & Warm glass of milk
I learnt to make this simple and savory recipe from my dad. Ha…you read it right from my dad. Some years back when my dad was was posted in ‘orange city’ of India, Nagpur ..he got this delectable opportunity to taste some flavorful recipes of that place. My dad used to say, people of Nagpur will have poha, jalebi and a glass of warm milk in breakfast. Hmm that’s an awesome way to begin the day isn’t it? He got very much addicted to that breakfast and he misses it back home. So on one fine day on full demand from my mom, me and my sis, the master chef wrapping the kitchen apron entered the kitchen to prepare this awesome kanda poha. It was so simple and with handy ingredients it took less than 10 minutes to prepare. It was a delectable treat to all of us, as it is fast to cook, good to eat.
Over the time this recipe is lost somewhere in my kitchen, but when some days back Valarmathi made Aval Upma, I remembered how fun filled days where those….when we (me, dad and sis) use to cook together and make mess of kitchen to give big surprise to mom. She used to be really surprised by seeing the kitchen and with a sweet smile use to say thank you so much but please don’t give me this type of surprises (HEHEHE). And we all use to help her again in arranging the things. Hmm so fun….Don’t forget to check out easy and spicy Poha Chivda.
Maharashtrian Kanda Poha
- 2 cups Poha | Beaten rice flakes
- ½ cup cubed mixed Vegetables (potatoes, carrots and green peas)
- 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 Green chili, deseeded and chopped
- ½ tbsp. Turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. Red chili powder
- ½ tbsp. Mustard seeds
- ½ tbsp. Cumin | Jeera
- 2 tbsp. Peanuts
- 1 dry Red chili
- 6-9 Curry leaves
- 1 tbsp fresh Lemon juice
How to make Maharashtrian Kanda Poha
Boil mixed vegetables till soft and tender. Drain the water and set aside.
Rinse beaten rice by placing in a colander, drain excess water and leave it to dry.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom cooking vessel, to this add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, curry leaves and dry red chili. When the curry leaves start to change color add peanuts and fry for a while.
Now add onion slices and chopped green chill and sauté till onions turn translucent.
Now add boiled mixed vegetables, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. When all the ingredients are mixed together add rice flakes, mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes on a low flame by covering with a lid.
Turn off the flame, add fresh lime juice and mix gently. Serve hot with sev and lemon wedges. (You can also add some fresh grated coconut on top).
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
This kanda poha is going to participate in Monthly Mingle #33 -Ravishing Rice Recipes hosted by Nags of Edible Garden, event by Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?.
rekhas kitchen says
wow Lubna nice and healthy recipe perfect breakfast so so so beautiful pic.s yum yum yummmmy
Lovely blog and great photo shoot… of poha …and ofcourse poha looks yummy too….
I love poha..i was in pune for 2 yrs and i used to have poha almost everyday for breakfast along with lime and coconut chutney..i loved it..brought back some good old memories…loved your clicks dear..they are awesome
Happy cook says
The picture looks so beautiful and poha looks so yumm, crunch delcious.
I should buy flatten rice, next time when i go to the asian store.
Your photography is excellent. Love each & every shot. Nice presentation.
If you don't mind which camera do you use..?
wow, how delectable is that .. gorgeous pics as usual, Lubna
Awesome clicks and presentation… poha /aval upma looks so yummm …looks great with some sev on top 🙂
Never thought of making pohas with all those veggies, looks too delicious and mouthwatering poha Lubna!
Looks yummy …nice picture
looking Lovely lubna…Handy and yummy one…
Wow yummy Poha Lubna! I love it and you have tempted me with your great shots!
poha indeed is an easy fast food!
I love it coz it's light on tummy 🙂 oh! and a lot of add ons like peanuts/veggies/coconut m akes it out of the world!!good post :)with much needed info
Lubna,the photos are really stunning..Liked each n every one…Yummy poha my comfort food too..
A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine says
Wowwww….We too make poha..yours look absolutely yummy..beautiful pictures.
My hubby likes to add sev to his pohas and upmas too. Pretty pictures, KF!
Absolutely delish and really easy to make…
Thats really so good and tempting.. Gorgeous clicks really so so good and lovely pictures.
Dosa,Idli aur poha,you have quite a tempting foods posted lubna.I'm enjoying your photography more than ever,keep it up girl.Also love that little story,I for one was always very messy too in the kitchen,probably the reason I was never allowed to cooked until I got married:)
Absolutely stunning!!Excellent click..
Nice picture…looks yum..my friend used to make this type of poha…very healthy and filling 🙂
perfect! awesome presentation ass usual!
Ramya Bala says
wow..this is soooooooooooo tempting..sure i am gonna try lubna…
Varsha Vipins says
Woah..those are some classy poha pics..which is that pic editor Lubna?n also I was smiling over your mom's reply..just like ma mom..:)
Looks yum…with veggies
A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine says
Poha is comfort and instant food, but i didn't know it can look so good until i saw these photographs. Such beautiful and refreshing photographs.
Home Cooked Oriya Food says
Wow what a recipe and what a click…
This looks delicious, I love that it's so colorful too!
Preeti Singh says
I love poha…Looks very tasty …nick pics
It's really one ravishing recipe. Looks great.
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Rekha, Pinky, Parita, Happy Cook, Anitha, Deesha, Padma, Priya, Sailaja, Pooja, Pooja, Suparna, Prathibha, A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine, Vani, Sireesha, Pavithra, Yasmeen, Priyameena, Gita, Kittymatti, Ramya Bala, Varsha, Priti, Home Cooked Oriya Food, Sara, Preeti singh and Simran.
Lovely dish. There is something waiting for u in my blog.
Wow Gorgeous clicks Lubna. With veggies and peanut it would be very tasty. Next time i will try this by adding veggies. Looks yummy. Beautiful pictures.
Arfi Binsted says
i thought i had had poha somehow sometime ago, but can't remember the name. this looks yummy though. thanks for welcoming me back 🙂
Aparna Prabhu says
Hey sweety…….. Poha with potatoes ne time Batato povu or kanda poha is my fav nd u have used veggies too good click
RAKS KITCHEN says
This is looking great,excellent photography!!! Keep rocking!
Wow the picture itself talks about the taste of this recipe!! Totally Awesome.
Lubna, the poha has been clicked soo well, that the moment eyes fall on it, mouth-watering begins! 😀 Tks for sharing your lovely version! Incidently yesterday I made mixture (roasting the flat poha,peanuts,dalia,cashew etc) a storeable snacking item …Pune recipe. 🙂
Tks for your lovely comment at mine. (beet post) Hv a great weekend!
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Ammu, Valarmathi, Arfi, Aparna, Raks, Ann and Purnima.
5 Star Foodie says
I've never had rice like this – sounds neat! Would love to try!
This in one of my fav breakfast! Lovely pics..
wat a click! looks absolutely delightful
Nazarina A says
This is a beautiful picture of my most favorite staple! I have missed you!I could just dive in!
your poha looks so divine !
What a flavorful rice dish, it looks fantastic! Love your photography too!
Looks fabulous! Yummy recipe…
tempting pics. Poha looks soo mouth-watering Lubna!!
Poha…never had it! Sound and look great, a combination of so many ingredients…would really like to try a bite of it! Great pictures as well.
I make this every now and then. This was my fav BF item on the menu during my hostel days.
What can I say that others have not 🙂
Cool blog and nice representation of the humble poha…Cheers !
wow the pictures look so wonderful & tempting ……. great presentation ….. will try this soon … bookmarked ………
lubna.. this rice sound amzing.. ive never had rice like this.. a must try for lunch. thanx for sharing.. lovely blog.. enjoyed a lot.. cheers!!
Lovely recipe of Poha.It is a favorite at my home.The pics were great.
childhood memories r the best,..poha looks yum,..
yeah, it is one of the easiest and most satisfying breakfasts. And your pictures are absolutely awesome!
oh wow, lubna u make me drool by ur pics..presentation is awesome!!very nice entry for the event:)
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you 5 star foofie, Srilakshmi, Munchcrunchandsuch, Nazarina, Pooja, Keristin, Anu Sriram, Uma, Juliana, TBC, Dips, Kalyani, Nora, Visha, Priyanka, Aquadaze and Chitra.
Thanks Lubna for visiting my blog and leading me to yours 🙂 The poha looks stunning. really really really awesome shots. Garnished with crunchy sev, poha looks so tempting!
Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, Lubna.
Nirupama Sriram says
Poha dishes are tasty as a wholesome meal or as a snack.
Akal's Saappadu says
nice anecdotes of your papa! I don't mind eating jelebis for breakfast either (inspite of the matter that I'm not a Nagpur-ian but from Pondy)hahahah
actually seeing the picture I thought it was mixture (going back to the label to verify if it is really poha……) but after reading the recipe, I imagined the taste of this simple goodness; appetizingly pictured, delicious treat!
Hari Chandana says
wowww…really very Delicious recipe…thanks for the sharing.. 🙂
Astra Libris says
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you led me, in turn, to your beautiful blog! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous – I'm so impressed by this beautiful recipe!
Deeba @Passionate About Baking says
I love poha, but you take it to another level…YUM!
wow!!!!!! lovely picture….mouth watering !!
Great clicks !! and this is really a healthy fast food 🙂 Love poha – so many variations from the different parts of India
Lubna i love this,it used eat so much of this when i was pregnant.I have one in my drafts,will post it soon….
Lovely snaps as always
I've never had poha before but this dish really looks delicious. The pictures are fantastic as well – makes me feel like grabbing a dish out of my computer screen.
nice work lubna… (as always:D)!!!! i just returned from my home town near nagpur and when saw these poha pics …made me drool for it again . yummy pics.
hey lubna..nice change in your blog..just love it 😀
It looks so delicious! Never tried poha before.
Lubna….collect your award from my blog!!
Kitchen Flavours says
Thank you Vidya, Farida, Nirupama, Akal, Hari, Astra, Deeba, Renu, Arch, Varunavi, Jo, Sonal and Selba.
Thank you ……Iam on my way Renu.
Sandhya Hariharan says
hi lubna.. first time here… loved ur site….
poha is done soo creatively…
Do sneek a peek in my blog when time permits..