Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kande Pohe

KANDE POHE!!! a common 10- minute-receipe of maharashtrians. It's a very popular Dish in Maharashtra. Maharashtrian people makes it for Breakfast or any time as a snack. A word 'Kande pohe' is used as a term for marriage talks. It also has a traditional symbol attached to it - in an arranged marriage when a boy goes with his family to the girl's house for the first time the dish which is generally served is "kande pohe!" So if one has to ask a boy how many girls did he meet one asks 'how many times u ate kande pohe?.....' Actually the reason is that this dish takes less time to be prepared,tasty to eat and satisfies the hunger completely. So here's KANDE POHE for course not just for suitable boys!!!.....

There is one famous song from marathi movie "Sanai Choughade"
"Aayushya he chulivarlya kadhaitale Kande Pohe………..."

……. Life is like kande pohe in kadai, that means tasty and colorful.

Medium thick Pohe (Beaten Rice) - 2cups
Chopped Onion - 1 large
Potato - 1 medium (optional)
Green Peas - 2 table spoon (optional)
Chopped Green Chillies - 3
Peanuts - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - 3-4
Chopped Coriander leaves- 2 Table spoon
Lemon - 1 large
Sugar - 1 tea spoon
Mustard seeds (Rai) - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1 tea spoon
Oil - 2 table spoon
Salt to taste
Grated dry coconut - 2 table spoon (for garnishing)

Take pohe (Beaten Rice) in a strainer (Roli), gently wash the pohe and drain all the water immediately and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Peel and slice potatoes into small pieces. Mean while heat oil in thick bottom kadai. Add musturd seeds and let them crackle. Add turmeric powder, chillies, cury leaves, peanuts and saute it for 2-3 minutes. Then add chopped onion saute it till it becomes transparent, add potatoes and green peas and cover it with lid. Once cooked add pohe, salt sugar mix it. Again cover it with lid, after 5 minutes switch off the flame. Squeeze the lemon juice and mix it. Serve hot with the garnishing of Coriander leaves and grated dry coconut. Put quarter piece of lemon in the dish. You can give mango pickle with pohe.

This is my entry for TONGUE TICKLER's FIC - January


Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple to make relish recipe. Where do u put up in Bangalore?

sunshinemom said...

Simple, delicious and ideal breakfast item!! Thank you once more:)

pr said...

Dear Tai

It's wondeful to see the dishes from our kitchen on internet. you are successful in making Maharashtrian dishes not global but at least 'netable'.

Anonymous said...

I used your recipe (except ground nuts). Also I washed my phoe few times since it was very dry. My family loved it. Thanks so much!

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