Tata Sampann Recipes: Healthy Snacks - Kanda Poha

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

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Kanda Poha is quintessential breakfast dish in Maharashtra and many other states in the country. This simple dish which made using flattened rice, commonly known as poha, is quick and healthy which makes it perfect for busy mornings. There are many kanda poha recipes and versions of poha, but nothing can change the fact that this is a classic dish that is here to stay on your breakfast menu.

Kanda Poha takes barely any preparation. It can be easily prepared even by the most novice cooks. The beauty of the breakfast dish is that Kanda poha requires very few ingredients and it can be customized to include creative ingredients easily. It is extremely healthy as well.

Poha is a wholesome meal. Flattened rice is a good source of carbohydrates, packed with iron, rich in fibre, a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins and is also gluten free. Adding lemon juice to the poha enhances the iron absorption from poha. Onions, which are an important part of this dish, are a good source of antioxidants and possess antibacterial property. They are low in calories yet high in nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.

Let’s take a look at quick and easy recipe for Kanda Poha from the popular YouTube channel, Gharcha Swaad. Try Tata Sampann Poha while you make this dish as it is high in fibre and is a source of protein. 3 Step quality process to ensure no powder residue or broken grains


  • 2 – Onions finely chopped
  • 300 gm Tata Sampann Thick Poha
  • 1 small potato, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas,
  • 1 tsp rai or sarson
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds,
  • 1 tsp Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
  • 6/7 finely chopped green chillies,
  • 3 tbsp fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


1. Take the poha in a colander. Wash it with water. Make sure you don’t use excessive amount of water. Watch the video to know more.

2. In a pan, take some oil. Heat this oil on a slow flame.

3. Add rai (sarson), jeera, curry leaves, hing, onions and some coriander. Sauté this on a medium flame.

4. Add the potatoes and peas to the tadka along with the turmeric. Let it cook.

5. Add salt and sugar to this. Mix this well. Cover and cook this on a slow flame.

6. Once the potatoes are cooked, add the lemon juice.

7. Followed by the poha. Mix this well to ensure it is well incorporated.

8. Sprinkle grated coconut. Cover the pan and let it cook for two minutes.

9. Garnish with some coriander and grated coconut.

10. Serve the Kanda Poha while it is warm.

Did you like this classic Kanda Poha recipe? Let us know in the comments below.


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