Upma Recipes

Kanda Poha /Aval Upma


Kanda Poha is a very regular & famous breakfast among Marathi people. This dish gives an authentic flavor when beaten rice flakes combined with lots of onion & green chilies. Garnishing with peanuts & little coconut enhance the dish a lot!!!!! I love this dish especially in the evening time with tea…..




  • Poha/ Avail/ Beaten Rice flakes – 3cups
  • Potato – 1no (chopped into small cubes)
  • Peanuts/ Kapalandi – 2tbsp
  • Onion – 2medium sized (chopped finely)
  • Green chilies – 6nos (sliced roundly)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (sliced finely)
  • Jeera seeds/ Cumin/ Jeeragam – 1tsp
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stems (chopped)
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Coconut – 2tsp (optional)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
  • Oil – 4tsp
  • Lime – 1/2
  • Salt as per taste


  • Take a vessel. Add peanuts & little water & boil in low flame for 10 mins. Drain the water & keep it aside.
  • In a large bowl, add rice flakes. Sprinkle water on rice flakes to make them soft.
  • Heat a kadai. Pour oil. Add the cooked peanuts & roast until the peanuts color turn golden. Remove it in a plate. In the same oil splutter cumin seeds.
  • Add sliced onion & sauté till onion turns transparent in color.
  • Then add the chopped green chilies, ginger & potato. Sauté for 5mins.
  • Add turmeric powder, sugar, hing & salt. Sauté well.
  • Add soften rice flakes & mix well in low flame. Sprinkle little water & lime juice to avoid dryness.
  • Add the roasted peanuts & coriander leaves & mix well.
  • Garnish with coconut.

Delicious Maharashtrian Kanda poha is ready to serve hot.

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