The mornings and evenings have started to get colder. I even find myself turning on the heater and throwing on a sweater from time to time. Normally, I don’t have tea or coffee in the morning, but when the weather is brisk, I do love a cup of hot and spicy chai and a hearty breakfast (particularly on Sundays). I alternate between pancakes/waffles/french toast and an Indian breakfast.
This past Sunday, I made a very traditional Indian Maharashtrian dish called kanda poha or flattened rice with sautéed onions. Hubby dear, being from Mumbai, grew up on this dish and relishes it! This past weekend I made my version of the recipe below and served it with a side of ketchup, wedges of lime, and a cup of steaming hot ginger chai. Warmed us right up from the inside out!
Kanda Pohe (or Poha) Recipe: Potato Kanda Poha
*Feel free to mix up what you put in the poha mixture. In this version, I included roasted peanuts, finely chopped sweet potato, curry leaves, and topped it off with fresh chopped cilantro. The sweet potato adds a nicely mild sweetness to the dish. You can also add shredded coconut as well.