Kande Pohe /Aval Upma is a popular Maharashtrian snack recipe where in 'kande' refers to onion and 'poha' refers to beaten rice /aval.My kids love to call this aval upma,perfect enough to break the monotony of regular breakfast menu and also serves best as an evening snack for kids.I usually serve it with chutneys,makes a perfect combo.A popular one to many of us but still there are many who are unaware of the recipe,so sharing the authentic one with all.Enjoy making the healthy snack for your dear ones !!!
poha/ aval/beaten rice 2 cups
mustard seeds 1/2-3/4 tsp
peanuts 2-3 tbsp
onion 1/2 chopped
green chillies 1-2 chopped fine
curry leaves few
asafoetida a large pinch
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
oil 2-3 tsp or 1 tbsp
lemon pieces 2-3
dessicated/shredded coconut 2 tbsp
coriander leaves few sprigs chopped
thin nylon sev 1 tbsp(optional)
-Clean ,wash and soak the poha for a minute, drain the water using a colander.Keep aside covered to retain the moisture.
-Heat the oil in a wok,splutter mustard seeds.
-Add the peanuts and fry them till lightly browned in the same oil.
-Add the curry leaves followed by chopped onion.
-Saute until translucent followed by green chillies.
-Add the turmeric powder,asafoetida & toss it well
-Add the drained poha /beaten rice to it.Add in salt.Combine well.
-Cover and cook for 5-6 mins on medium flame.
-Remove lid and garnish with chopped coriander leaves & shredded coconut.Keep covered until you serve.
-Serve with coconut chutney/mint chutney or a wedge of lemon or JLT !!
* You can add cumin seeds too to flavor it up along with mustard seeds.
* Adding green chillies is totally upto you depending on the spice required.