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Kandha Poha

Kandha Poha is a soft poha with sweet caramelized onions and the crispy soft potatoes with a hint of lemon topped with fresh chopped tomatoes and cilantro.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: ramyaanagu


  • Medium Poha - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Potato- 1-2 boiled
  • Sweet Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Peanuts - 2 tbs optional
  • Cumin/Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbs
  • Green chilis- 1-2 nos ( slit into 2
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbs
  • Fresh cilantro few stands
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbs


  • Soak the poha in enough water so it is completely immersed in water. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes for it to puff up.
  • In a pan heat the oil. Once its hot add cumin and the slit chilis. When the cumin starts to splutter add the turmeric to the it. ( if you are adding peanuts this is when you would add it.)
  • Now add the cut onions and fry until it turns translucent. At this point add the grated ginger.
  • Add the chopped potato and cook till soft. Then add in the peas to the mixture and stair for 5-7 minutes.
  • When peas looks slightly withered add the sugar. Then add in the soaked poha to the pan and mix well. Let the mixture cook in low flame for about 5 minutes.
  • When done add the lemon juice and mix
  • Garnish with cilantro and chopped tomato. Sprinkle sev and serve.