Monday, February 19, 2007

Matar Batate Pohe

In Maharashtra Kande Pohe is an everyday breakfast umm...I would say actually an anytime snack yet mostly a breakfast dish. When guys go to meet future brides this dish is the standard welcome dish at the girl's home so mischievously they comment on the weekend "Kande Pohe khale" masking the fact they went to meet a girl!

Since it is so common not my favorite but I like this version called Matar Batate Pohe which is made at our home. Try it. Its yummy and filling.


1 cup beaten rice/ pohe
1 onion slivers
1/2 cup fresh green peas/Matar
1/2 cup boiled and diced potatoes/ batata
1 pinch asofoetida
2-3 green chillies
handful fresh coriander
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
hand full curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste

First of all soak the beaten rice in water for just 5 mins and drain on a mesh. Leave it there.

Then Heat the oil in a vessel. Splutter the mustard seeds add the asofoetida. Add in the chopped chillies, curry leaves and then add the onions. Fry the onions till translucent. Then add in the green peas and cook covered till soft. Add in the turmeric mix well follwed by boiled and diced potatoes. Finally add the soaked beaten rice. Mix thoroughly but with a light hand not to crush the beaten rice too much. Add the salt and sugar and cover and cook till you see steam over the pohe.

Garnish with lemon juice, coconut and coriander. Enjoy!!!


  1. I still remember Kande Pohe Khalele. Well that was exactly 18 years back. and nowadays I am eating Dadape Pohe. Simple and uncooked dish

    One of the recipe of Dadpe Pohe I know. Wash Pohe, Ramove excess water, add chopped onion, green chillies, grated coconut, coriander, few lemon drops, mix together, keep it pressed under heavy weight for a while before eating

  2. Ho Mom used to make it on Abhyanga snaan day at the time of Diwali. Thanks for bringing back memories.

  3. My favorite recipe ever! I too love matar in my pohe...great picture!


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