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delicious kanda batata poha served in a white bowl with toppings
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Kanda Batata Poha

( Parched rice with onions and potatoes served with a hint of lemon)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 persons


  • 2 cups Parched rice 2 c preferably the thin variety
  • ¾ c Finely chopped onions
  • ¾ c Peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 6 Green chilies sliced thinly
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 4 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Hing a small pinch
  • ¾ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice

To Serve

  • ¼ c Finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoon Sev optional
  • 3 tablespoon Pomegranate pearls
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves


  • Wash the parched rice under running water and set aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add the peanuts and saute till golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a kitchen towel.
  • In the same pan, pop the mustard and add the coriander seeds, fennel seeds, hing, turmeric, curry leaves and green chilies.
  • Saute till green chilies turn white.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Add the potatoes next and saute till fork tender.
  • Now, add the salt and sugar and mix well.
  • Sprinkle about 2 tablespoon water, mix well and cook covered on low flame till potatoes are fork tender. This takes about 4 to 5 mins.
  • Make sure, you open the lid every now and then and keep stirring to avoid the potatoes burning or sticking to the bottom
  • Add the parched rice now and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water and add the peanuts to this. Mix again.
  • Cook further for 30 secs.
  • Switch off flame and add lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve hot topped with onions, pomegranate pearls and sev.


Please note that the calorie values mentioned here are suggested out of courtesy and as a rough guideline.
I m not a nutrition expert to provide exact and accurate information with respect to nutrition values.

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