Vegetable Poha / Poha Recipe / Kanda Poha

Poha or flattened rice is a light yet a filling breakfast or brunch that is easy and quick to prepare and taste delicious too. Poha is not only a great breakfast option but it is great to be eaten as evening snacks and also good to be carried in the tiffin box.

Poha is traditional and widely preferred breakfast recipe in Western states of India. Well, it is not only popular in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisines but also in many other regions of India and follows almost the same preparation method. Traditionally in the state of Maharasthra and Gujarat, poha is known as “kanda poha” and “Batata Poha” respectively. Kanda means onion and batata means potato.

The recipe I am sharing here today is a Vegetable Poha recipe. However this is not a traditional or authentic recipe of Poha which are prepared in Maharastra and Gujarat. This is my version of making poha and I have added vegetables and some few spices to make it more delectable and flavorful which are not used traditionally while making poha. Hence I have named my recipe as Vegetable Poha.

To make it more wholesome and nutritious I have added vegetables like green peas, carrots, french beans and roasted peanuts (I love the crunchiness of peanut in the poha) along with onions, green chillies, tomato, lemon juice, very few spices and garnished with coriander leaves. You can add potatoes and grated coconut or coconut flakes too to enhance the flavor and texture.

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So do give a try to this delectable, light, scrumptious and flavorful vegetable poha recipe and gain enough energy to kick start your day. I am sure it’s gonna be an instant hit in your household.

Well, if you make this vegetable poha, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations. Now let’s jump to the recipe.

Notes :

✔ Always use the thick or medium thick variety of poha. Thin poha gets mashed up so it is advisible to use thick variety of poha.

✔ Be very careful about the soaking time of the poha. Do not soak the poha for long time. Soak the poha only until it is just about softened.

✔ Drain the water nicely from the poha so that your poha doesn’t become soggy.

✔ Use a strainer/colander to drain the water.

✔ You can add raw peanut directly if you dont like to add roasted peanuts.

✔ You can garnish the poha with grated coconut or roasted coconut flakes. It added more flavor to the poha.

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2-3


Poha – 1 cup
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Onion – 1 chopped
Green chillies – 1 chopped
Tomato – 1 small chopped
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Green peas – 3 tbsps
French Beans – 5-6 chopped
Carrot – 1 small chopped
Roasted peanut – 3 tbsps crushed
Sugar a pinch (optional)
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil – 1-1½ tbsp

Instructions :

Soak the poha for 2-3 mins in water till it softens. Soaking time will vary depending on the variety of poha. Drain the water completely and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let it crackle.

Add the sugar, curry leaves, onions, green chillies and saute till onion turns soft.

Add tomatoes and saute for a min or two. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and udupi ruchi garam masala powder and saute for a min.

Add the chopped vegetables and saute for about 5 mins.

Add the soaked poha, roasted peanut, chopped coriander leaves and gently mix well. Cover the pan with lid for 2-3 mins and take off the heat.

Squeeze the lemon juice and serve hot.

Serve your vegetable poha with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!I

❤ Akum

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