This is my entry to Neha of http://easyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/, who is hosting an event called SWC Maharshtra.
Thanks for this event Neha!!
This is a typical Mahrashtrian snacks and an all time favorite in every Marathi household! On a Saturday morning I made Kanda Pohe for everyone and here is my post!
250 Gms Pohe (use the thick ones)
3 tbspn. Oil
3 to 4 finely chopped green chillies
1 medium size onion (kanda) finely chopped
5 to 6 curry leaves
1 tspn. Mustard seeds
¼ tspn. Hing
½ tspn. Turmeric powder
1 tspn. Sugar
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut for garnishing.
Lay pohe in a vessel with tiny holes in it, pour water on them slowly to thoroughly dampen them. Let the water drain from it. Keep aside. They become soft and tender in about 2 to 3 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, after they sputter, add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and onion. Stir for a while, after the onions become pink, add damp pohe. Mix properly. Add salt and sugar, mix again. It cooks within a minute. Switch the flame off. Squeeze half a lemon on it. Mix well again. They are ready!
Garnish with fresh coriander and coconut.(I did not have coconut so I used only coriander)
P.S. You may add potato (batata) to this recipe too and make kanda batata pohe! Add the potato after the onion is pink and cover it with a lid for the potatoes to cook. After they are soft, add pohe and continue with the same method.