Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kande Pohe

In Maharashtra, Kanda pohe is very famous and easy to make snack. For any sudden guest or at morning breakfast or evening snack with garam garam(hot) chaha(tea) is great dish, Hmm just mouthwatering. Also in arrange marriage, whenever boy's family comes to girl's house there a tradition of making "Kanda Pohe".

And one more thing, Can you imagine that one can compose a rocking and solid song inspired by kanda pohe tradition. Yes, Avadhoot Gupte have done that. Kanda pohe song describe kanda pohe tradition and life of a woman. This is Very beautiful song from "Sanai chowghade" marathi movie sung by Sunidhi Chouhan and 
sung by Avadhoot Gupte.Have a look.

Time: 20 minutesServe: 2

1 cup flatten rice (poha) (rice flakes)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-6 green chillies, chopped or slitted
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp curry leaves
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
2 onions(chopped finely/thin slice)
1 small potato(peeled chopped into small cubes)- optional
1 tsp lime juice
2-3 tsp coriander leaves (to Garnish)
salt to taste


1. Wash the Rice Flakes ( poha ) until clean. Drain the water and sprinkle a handful of water and keep aside. After 15 minutes loosen the poha gently, and break lumps with hands.

2. Heat oil in a Non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds , and let it splutter.

3. Now add curry leaves, green chilies and crushed peanuts stir for few seconds, then add chopped onions. Let onion cook till tender, add potatoes . Stir for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add poha, salt and lime juice as per taste. Mix well and Cover and cook for few minutes on low flame.

5. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with coriander.

6. Serve hot.
1. Potatoes can be replace with green peas.
2. Kanda pohe served with curd and additional lemon and freshly brewed coffee or tea or Cold drink.

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