Friday, November 29, 2013

Healthy Breakfast Recipe : Kanda Pohe | Batata Poha | Phanna Phovu | Seasoned Beaten Rice

Beaten Rice is called as Poha in Marathi. Kanda Poha or Batata Poha is a very famous Maharashrian breakfast dish. In Konkani, this dish is called as Phanna Phovu. Here is the recipe.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 2 cups Beaten/Flattened Rice Flakes/Poha/Avalakki, of medium thickness.
  • 1 large Potato, scrubbed and cut into thin cubs.
  • 1 large Onion cut lengthwise.
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 1 table spoon oil/ghee
  • Small piece of finely chopped ginger
  • 1 strand Curry leaves
  • 2 medium size finely chopped Green chilli
  • ½ table spoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ table spoon Urad daal
  • 2 strands finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup grated Coconut (Optional)
  • 1 table spoon  Sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • Little Lemon juice for taste (Optional)

  • Soak poha in water and squeeze out the water. Add little salt and turmeric powder, mix well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes, so that poha becomes soft.
  • Heat very little oil in a kadai. Add potatoes, fry till it becomes slightly brownish. Keep it aside.
  • In the kadai, heat fresh oil, add mustard seeds and urad daal.
  • When it starts spluttering add curry leaves and green chilli.
  • Now add Onion and fry till it turns slightly brownish.
  • Add fried potatoes, mix well.
  • Now add soaked poha, salt as per taste and sugar. Mix well.
  • Finally add grated coconut(optional) and coriander leaves and mix it.
  • Now get the kadai off the flame and keep it covered for 10 minutes. Add little lemon juice for the taste and mix well.

  • Serve hot.

 PS: We can as well use green peas to this dish. After frying onion we can add green peas, sprinkle little water and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Then add soaked poha.


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