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Kanda Poha - A Quick and Easy Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Kanda Poha - A Quick and Easy Heart-Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Sneha Paul
This quick and easy kanda poha recipe is just perfect for breakfast. It is made with a few ingredients and requires less than 20 minutes to prepare. So come and celebrate World Heart Day with this healthy recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 cups poha or flattened rice thick
  • 15-20 almonds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water optional
  • Salt to taste


  • Rinse the poha once or twice until it becomes soft. It means that when you press it with your finger, it should easily break. Then drain the poha and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick wok over a medium flame. Add the almonds and cook them for a few minutes until they are fragrant. Then transfer them to a plate and keep them aside.
  • To the same wok, add mustard seeds and continue to cook until they start crackling.
  • Then add the curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add chopped onions and cook until they become translucent.
  • Lower the flame, add the rinsed poha, sugar and salt. Gently mix everything together. Cook for 2-3 minutes. If the poha looks dry, sprinkle water and carefully give it a good stir. This will make the poha soft and fluffy. But be careful, as too much water can make the poha mushy.
  • Turn the flame off. Drizzle lemon juice over the poha. Then add the fried almonds and pomegranate arils. Gently stir everything together.
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils and almonds. Serve immediately.
Keyword easy snacks, indian breakfast, poha recipe