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This breakfast features Maharashtra’s favourite choice Batata and Kande Pohe with Adrakwali Cutting Chai (Batata = Potato Kande = Onion Pohe = Flaked Rice), cutting chai is something specific to Mumbai & Pune which could be explained as Half cup tea 😊 .

This is a classic breakfast available across the city on every corner by street vendors as well. You can find people having this for breakfast almost everyday. In my website I have already posted the recipe for the Kande Pohe with a twist of extra punch of protein, but this recipe is for the simple streetstyle Pohe. It is way better to have it at home than having it outside when you can have a control on the quantity and quality of the oil.

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • Flattened Rice (Poha) – 100gms
  • 1 medium onion – sliced
  • 1 medium potato – diced into small cubes
  • 2 green chillies – chopped
  • 5 gms of mustard seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch of sugar (to enhance the taste)
  • Some curry leaves for tempering
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Nylon Sev (thin sev/farsan)
  • Grated Fresh Coconut
  • Lemon Wedges


  • In oil, temper mustard seeds.
  • Add diced Potato (this can be avoided for a carb controlled diet), onions, chilli and curry leaves. Cook this on low flame.
  • Meanwhile wash the Flaked Rice well for maybe few seconds and season this with salt and turmeric.
    •Once the potato and onions have cooked through, add the Pohe and little sugar (that’s how we love it at home with little sugar).
    •Cook this for 3 mins on low flame. In case you find the pohe look dry, drizzle some water and cook it under low flame.
    •Garnish this with fresh coriander, grated coconut, sev and lemon wedge. 🍲 🍚

Definitely have this with ginger tea/adrakwali chai to get the complete street feeling

Happy Cooking!

#100healthybreakfasts by Paulami

Kanda Poha (Streetstyle)


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