Kanda Batata Poha (Flattened Rice with Potatoes and Onions)


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cups thick Poha
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, boiled and diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds

Method –

  1. Add water to Poha in a bowl till it submerges completely
  2. Rinse thoroughly for 30 seconds
  3. Leave it for 2 minutes till it softens
  4. Drain all the water and fluff it up with a fork to avoid lumps
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add peanuts
  6. Stir fry on medium low heat till it turns brown and remove from the pan. Set aside
  7. In the same oil, add mustard seeds
  8. When they splutter, add curry leaves and chopped onions
  9. Mix well and cook till the onions turn light pink
  10. Add green chillies, turmeric powder, potatoes and salt
  11. Mix well
  12. Add the fried peanuts, Poha, lemon juice and coriander leaves
  13. Mix well
  14. Switch off the flame, cover with lid and serve after 2 minutes


  1. Sowmya says:

    One of my favourite. Looks delicious

    Liked by 1 person

    1. NanC2806 says:

      Thank you Soumya 🙏🏼

      Liked by 1 person

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