Kande Pohe (Poha)

Kande Pohe
Kande Pohe, Batate Pohe is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast made of thick Pohe or Flattened Rice. In Konkani, this Poha recipe is well known as Phane Phovu.

Thick Pohe/Flattened Rice - 2 cups
Onions - 2 medium
Peanuts/Groundnuts - 1/4 cup
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves/Kadipata - a sprig
Green Chillies - 5
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to make Kande Pohe:
  • Wash pohe in water 2 - 3 times. Washing will remove rice husk if any. Drain all the water after a minute. Soaking time depends on the thickness of the pohe. Keep it aside in a sieve/strainer/colander for 10 - 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves. After mustard seeds splutter, add peanuts. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add medium chopped onions, lengthwise slit green chilies. Saute till onions turn soft. If you like Batate Pohe, add diced potato along with onions.
  • Check pohe for softness. If needed, sprinkle few drops of water. Add salt, sugar to the soaked pohe and mix it well with hands.
Phanne Phovu
  • After onions turn soft, add pohe, chopped cilantro and turmeric. Stir at low flame for about 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are mixed well.
Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot Kande Pohe with lemon wedges.