Onion Poha Breakfast Recipe
An easy and quick Maharashtrian breakfast recipe, made of flattened rice. Usually, made with onions and potatoes and also known as Kanda Batata Poha. Whereas Kanda means onion and batata means potato. This is a light breakfast recipe for kids and a good option for tiffin box. This is the traditional breakfast recipe very popular in the Western India. While cooking just rinse the poha, don’t soak it in water. You can use boiled potatoes or directly raw and cook them in pan. For other breakfast recipes, do check out Methi Lachha Paratha, Pav Bhaji, Vermicelli Pulao and Mooli Gajar Paratha.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups Poha (Flattened Rice)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 potato, cut into small cubes
- 2 tablespoons, peanuts roasted
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- Asafoetida- a pinch
- 7-8 curry leaves
- 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 green chili, chopped
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Salt to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
- 2 tablespoon cooking oil
Method to make Onion Poha Breakfast Recipe
Step 1: Wash Poha and drain the water well. Keep aside and allow it to soften. Dry roast the potatoes and peanuts and set aside. Roast the potatoes till they are cooked well.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When they start to crackle, add chopped onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Add turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt. Add soaked poha and mix well.
Step 4: Cover the pan and cook the poha on low flame for 4-5 minutes. If needed, you can sprinkle some water.
Step 5: Pour lemon juice, roasted peanuts and potatoes and mix well. Sprinkle sugar and stir well.
Step 6: Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.