Pohay is a healthy breakfast.Vegan and gluten-free poha is light and tasty too.You can see many versions like Kanda pohe,Batata poha and Indori poha/Ujjaini pohey.It is called as atkulu or aval upma.These days oats powa is also common where we replace rice flakes with oats.There are two varieties of flattened rice- thick or medium and thin. While thin is used in chiwda or roasted teatime snack,thick is used in breakfast
In which state POHA is famous?
It is staple across the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
It was ruled by Holkar dynasty hence has similar cuisine.
Ujjaini or Indori version is steamed and served with onions 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.
Benefits of breakfast Poha recipe
It is a healthy vegan gluten-free kid friendly breakfast.Can be included in KETO diet and great even for people with hypothyroidism.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 Marathi 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.
How to make poha?
Scroll below to read the kanda batata poha recipe