Poha is a healthy breakfast which is staple across the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
It was ruled by Holkar dynasty hence has similar cuisine.Generally Indori version is steamed while the Mumbai/Pune one with lot of onions,potatoes and peanuts.You can also add some veggies after washing these rice flakes in a strainer.You can see many versions like Kanda poha,Batata poha and Indori poha.These days oats poha is also common where we replace rice flakes with oats.
Benefits of Poha
It is a healthy vegan gluten-free kid friendly breakfast.Cooks in a jiffy hence works great for a quick breakfast.Bachelors can cook it too.It is simple and much healthier than eating junk outside.
Significance of Kande Pohe
The significance of this dish can be seen in Maharashtra.It is served as snack when the families of the to be bride and groom meet to confirm wedding relations.You may also remember the famous Marath movie Sanai Choughade. Well, we do not have to wait to get married to enjoy this humble dish.
Most college, office canteens as well as hostel mess serve it at least once a week,either as breakfast or snack.
You can also gulp it down with tea or coffee and even have it with yogurt if not eating it vegan.
Here is a recipe where we have added a lot of veggies to the basic recipe.
Have a look at the video and enjoy eating it with a tall glass of masala chai.
Click on the link below to watch the video of Shahi Poha