Kande Pohe

Wiki definition: “Pohay or Pohe is an Indian fast food prepared in Maharashtra and some Northern States”.

My definition: the best thing to eat while watching snow, do not forget to accompany it with cup of masala chai. 

Very easy to make but very difficult to perfect. I have been trying for at least a decade to get that perfection, the perfection that I have tasted in my mom’s pohay. There must be 15000 ways of making pohe. This is just one of them. 



  • 1 cup pohe, medium thick (you will get this at any indian store)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped (use scissors)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Soak pohe in a cup of water for 5 seconds and then drain. Add sugar, salt and turmeric and set it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add chillies and follow with onions.
  3. Add pohe and turn it for a while, till all of it is yellow. Add lemon juice and cook for a minute more.
  4. You can finish it with chopped coriander/ sev/ sliced boiled egg.

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  1. […] time on day 1, I waited for the snow with tea and pohe. At lunch time it was some flurries floating around and by the time I was working on my scooby […]

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