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Savory Beaten Rice
(Kaanda Poha)


Beaten rice flakes(also called poha in India) tempered with spices and cooked with sauteed onions (kaanda).

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Maharashtrian

4  cups beaten rice flakes - thick variety (jaada poha)
2  tablespoons oil
1  teaspoon(s) mustard seeds
1  teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
2  green chilli(es) slit or chopped fine
1  sprig curry leaves
2  big onions sliced fine
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
4  tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
salt to taste
chopped fresh coriander to garnish

  1. Wash the beaten rice in water thoroughly. Drain and Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Toss in the mustard and cumin seeds. Fry till they crackle. Add the green chillies and curry leaves. Add the onions and turmeric powder. Stir-fry on medium / low level for about 4  minutes or till the onions are pinkish. Add the chopped fresh coriander and stir-fry briefly till they wilt.
  3. Mix in the beaten rice and salt to taste. Mix in a few tablespoons of water into the beaten rice. Cover and cook on low level for about 4  minutes or till the water has been absorbed by the beaten rice softening it and the flavors are well blended. Do not overcook the beaten rice as it tends to harden. keep covered for a few minutes before serving.


  • Beaten rice is available in two varieties; thick and thin.

Serve hot garnished with: chopped fresh coriander

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