|"Kanda Batata Poha"|
"Kanda Batata Poha" is a traditional breakfast dish from the Indian state of Maharashtra.
As the name suggests its made from "Poha" or "Flattened rice", "Kanda" which means "Onion" and "Batata" which means "Potato" in Marathi.
Poha is an extremely simple and easy dish, prepared with minimal spices yet very flavorful and nutritious. In fact its one of the most frequently made dish in our home, be it for breakfast, packed lunch to office or just as a tea time snack in the evening.
Poha / Flattened riice - 1 1/2 cups
Onion, chopped - 1 medium
Potato, pealed and diced - 1 medium
Peanuts - 1/4th cups
Green chillies, chopped - 2-3
Curry leaves - 8-10
Green coriander, chopped - 4-5 tablespoon
Juice of one lemon
Mustard seeds - 3/4th teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Oil - 2 tablespoon.
Wash Poha under running water, drain any excess water and let it stand for 10 - 15 minutes.
Heat about 1/2 table spoon of oil in a kadhai, just enough to grease and roast the peanuts until well done and the outer skin splits. Drain and keep aside
Enjoy hot along with a cup of tea.
There are a couple of variety of poha available in the market these days thick ones as well as thin ones. I have used the thick ones as the thin ones turn mushy after washing.
Never soak the poha or it will become mushy.
You must be wondering why have I added the onion after adding the potatoes, its because the potato would take more time to cook and i would fry the onion and then add the potato there are chances of the onion getting burnt.
Do adjust the quantiy of lemon juice as per personal taste.