Poha Chivda

Chivda or Chiwda made with poha / beaten rice flakes is a very popular savory tea time snack in India. ... Every Indian household has some staple so called “pantry snacks” stocked up at all time.

This Recipe is free from :




☒tree nuts








Ingredients - 


  1. Poha thin - 2 cups

  2. Vegetable oil -  ¼ cup

  3. Dry coconut slices - thin - ¼ cup

  4. Dalia -  Split roasted chickpeas - ¼ cup

  5. Mustard seeds - 1 TSP

  6. Hing / Asafoetida powder - ¼ TSP

  7. Green Chilies - roughly chopped - 4-5

  8. Curry leaves - 10-15

  9. Coriander - Cumin seeds powder - 1 TBSP

  10. Turmeric powder - 1 TSP

  11. Raisins - 1 TBSP

  12. Sugar -  1 TSP

  13. Salt to taste.


Method - 

  1. Dry roast the poha on  medium to low flame till they are nice crispy. Make sure that they do not change colour or get burnt.

  2. In a pan add vegetable oil, deep fry the coconut slices till they turn golden brown. Don't over do otherwise they get a burnt flavor. Add the fried coconut slices to poha.

  3. In the same oil fry the dalia , till they turn golden brown. Add them to poha too.

  4. In the same oil , add mustard seeds. Once they splutter add hing powder. Add green chillies and saute them till they turn crisp. Add curry leaves and saute them well.

  5. Add the coriander cumin seeds powder. Mix well and saute nicely till it releases aroma. 

  6. Add turmeric powder and switch off the gas. Mix well.

  7. In the poha add raisins, salt and sugar Mix well.

  8. Add the tempering to poha and mix well. Make sure all the poha flakes are well coated with tempering.