Kanda Poha Nutri Bowl | Poha Breakfast Nutri Bowl

Kanda Poha recipe or Onion Poha recipe is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe. Kanda means onion and hence the name Kanda Poha or Kanda Pohe. Poha recipe or Aval recipe is easy and gets ready in minutes but to make it a complete meal, you have to add some more nutrition to the bowl. I don’t call it a Krishna Bowl or a Buddha Bowl, I call it a Nutri Breakfast Bowl.

Did someone say breakfast like a king? Yes! Make yourself a breakfast bowl which offers more than our regular breakfast of kanda poha, upma and the likes. Offers more nutrition, more fiber, more energy! Poha (flattened rice) breakfast bowl was put together keeping precisely this in mind!

This is a power packed breakfast which is delicious, healthy and pretty to look at! The right combination of spicy, tangy and sweet all in one! It can be made as per your wish! Fill your bowl with what you like along side the humble kanda poha and you have a one meal bowl which will keep you full for a long time!

Kanda poha breakfast bowl recipe is a part of a 4 unique recipe series of Poha. See the recipe video.  You may also want to check other innovative and equally good breakfast recipes with Poha, Jacket Potato Poha, Indori Misal PohaPoha Energy Wheels

Kanda Poha Nutri Bowl | Poha Breakfast Nutri Bowl

Kanda Poha recipe or Onion Poha recipe is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe. To make it a complete meal more nutrition is added to the bowl.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nandita


For Poha

  • 1 cup Poha or Flattened Rice or Beaten Rice medium thick
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green chili
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • Curry leaves few
  • 1/4 cup Peas steamed
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot medium
  • 5 Fresh coconut slices
  • 2 tbsp Fresh coconut chutney
  • Fresh coriander for garnish
  • Lemon slices for garnish

For Peanut Usal

  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh coriander finely chopped


  1. Wash Poha in water two to three times. Drain well.
  2. Add salt, lemon juice and sugar. Mix and keep side.
  3. In a pan, add oil and once it's hot add cumin seeds.
  4. Once the seeds splutter, add green chili and onions. Fry well until translucent.
  5. Add curry leaves, peas (steamed) and turmeric powder. If using fresh peas, then cover and cook for a couple of minutes until the peas are soft.
  6. Mix well and then add the seasoned poha.
  7. Mix well and add fresh coriander. Cover and cook at this point on low heat until the poha is soft and aromatic.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix peanuts (roasted or raw), tomatoes, onions, salt, lemon juice, red chili powder and fresh coriander. Raw peanut usal is ready.
  9. To assemble the breakfast bowl, add poha in one half of the bowl.
  10. Add the raw peanut usal, coconut slices, fresh coriander.
  11. With the help of a peeler peel thin long slices of the carrot. Roll these slices individually and add to the bowl.
  12. Serve some coconut chutney (or green chutney) on the top.
  13. Garnish with lemon wedges, roasted green chili from the poha and serve hot.

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