Monday, April 26, 2010

Kanda Pauva/Kanda Pohe

Yet another breakfast recipe tempered with simple spices, kanda pauva (as called in Gujarati) or kanda pohe (as called in Marathi & Hindi) gives a very nice filling sensation and its easy on stomach too. Usually this dish is made for lazy sunday's breakfast at my in-laws place back in Baroda. This dish is soo easy its really hard to screw up. :)

Wash 2 cups Pohe/pauva/beaten or flattened rice flakes (easily available at Indian stores) in a seive and make sure to drain them immediately. Keep aside.

In a heavy bottom pan heat 2 tbs of vegetable oil, add
1/2 tsp rai/mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds

when they crackle add
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
2 dry red chillies
3 slit green chillies
1 tbs grated ginger

saute for 20 seconds and add
1 large sliced onion
saute for 40 seconds and add in the set aside pauva/pohe
1 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
3 tsp sugar
juice of one medium sized lime
salt to taste
mix well. Sprinkle a little water and let pohe cook for about 2-3 more minutes on medium heat.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve it along with a glass of juice of your choice or hot tea or coffee

Use sev to garnish kanda pauva, this will add nice crunch to the dish.
You can also sprinkle daadham/pomegranate to have a nice tropical taste.
Squeeze lill more lime for that extra kick of sour taste and ofcourse a lill bit more Vitamin C won't harm you anyway. :)


  1. feels like eating it right away.. hehe..

  2. Hi Mokita,
    Your blog is chockful of interesting recipes.
    I'll be back to explore some more.


  3. What a lovely sounding dish. I'm enjoying reading about ingredients that I have never used before! :)

  4. Dear Lorraine,
    feels good that you're enjoying reading my blog.

    Tuty you are most welcome and its my pleasure. :)

    Silvi dear, hope you could have succeeded in eating right away. :). Take care.