Poha Chivda /Poha chivda recipe

thin poha chivda recipe
Poha Chivda ,Crispy savoury yummy snack made during Diwali by Maharashtrians .Poha chivda is my favourite  snack which i love to munch on any time of the day .There are  different variety of  poha chivda .The one which is made  from thick poha is deep fried with lots of oil but this is kind of healthy version since we use very little oil just to temper and fry  nuts ,the poha is roasted until crisp .
This poha chivda has a very  long shelf life you can  store it for many weeks or until months if stored well in an airtight containers.

roasted poha chivda recipe,patal poha chivda recipe
1/2 kg flattened rice/thin poha
1/2 cup roasted gram/daalia
1/2 cup raw peanuts
2 tbsp raisins
15-20 cashew  halved
3 green chillies

2 sprigs Curry leaves
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp fennel/sauna
1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing
1 -2 tbsp sugar
Thinly sliced coconut 1 tbsp
2 tbsp oil


  • In a large kadhai/Pan dry roast poha on medium heat until crisp .
  • Roast poha in  batches
  • Transfer the poha in a plate or bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan add oil once the oil is hot switch the flame to medium and add peanuts and daliaa fry well on medium flame till light brown and crisp.
  • remove the peanuts and daliaa in a plate In the same oil add cashews and raisins and fry till golden brown ,remove in a plate .
  • Now add mustard seeds cumin seeds curry leaves ,green chillies and turmeric powder/haldi
  • Immediately add the poha and mix well
  • Add the fried cashews peanuts and raisins .
  • Add salt ,sugar,fennel seeds and mix well.
  • Let the chivda cool completely before storing in airtight container.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee or just munch on in any time of the day .

less oil poha chivda recipe

Fry the curry leaves and green  chillies till crisp or it will remain soggy and make the chivda soggy too.
Roast the poha over medium flame always and keep  stirring it so that it does not turn brown.
You may increase the green chillies according to your taste.
You can use powdered or granulated sugar,i have used granulated.
I did not add roasted coconut slices as i don't like,you can roast thinly sliced dry coconut before roasting peanuts .