Kanda Poha recipe which is similar to aloo poha is a popular maharashtrian snack recipe and a breakfast recipe made with poha or atukulu and  is an amazing and a quick snack recipe good to go during tea time in the evenings.

Some more similar maharashtrian snacks are namak pare Potato poha or batata poha, kanda bhaji.

         This onion poha or one can call it as onion poha is a poha recipe made with chopped onions and onions are called as ‘kanda’ in marathi…

kanda poha recipe

 Kanda can be used in various dishes and this particular dish from maharashtra tastes good if made with onions and poha…

The color of the dish is amazing and the snack recipe is so irresistible… The poha or pohe is basically a flattened rice or beaten rice and can be used in various forms of making food.

         To make kanda poha or aloo poha one needs to use a thick poha or medium thickness poha and the thin version is good for making chivda/chiwda.


Poha is called as ‘aval’ in tamil and ‘atukulu’ in telugu and ‘avalakki’ in tamil. The poha can be thick or thin and it is mostly used to make snack varieties.

This particular kanda poha recipe is made by washing the poha twice and mixing it with tempering of few ingredients which tastes awesome…


I would love to write down different versions of poha making recipes which is an absolute delight to everyone… It definitely works as a great tea time snack or a quick snack recipe for kids…

Below are the recipe details which guide into making this delicious and yet a simple poha recipe…


  • Take a pan/wok, into it, add oil and heat it.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • Add peanuts and roast for few seconds.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies and saute.
  • Add curry leaves into it.
  • Add chopped onions and saute for few seconds.
  • Into it, add salt as per taste.
  • Add few sugar crystals and stir well(optional).
  • Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add the washed poha into it.
  • Mix the poha well with the cooked onion mixture.
  • Add some freshly chopped coriander leaves into it.
  • Finally add in some lemon extracted juice all over, mix and cook for few seconds.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve as a tea time snack!!!

How To Make kanda Poha Below:


Kanda Poha Recipe Maharashtrian Style


A quick snack or a breakfast recipe made with poha also called as avalakki/atukulu/aval.

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