Poha Chivda

Poha Chivda

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Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable snack! An assortment of ingredients ranging from poha and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves gives this Poha Chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. While it is perfect to have on a cold, rainy day, with a cup of chaai, this versatile snack is also light enough to enjoy on a hot summer’s day with a glass of juice, or to take along to school or office in a snack box! You can prepare a batch of this chivda and store it in an airtight container for a week to relish it as and when you wish to.

Poha Chivda recipe - How to make Poha Chivda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3.25 cups.
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  1. Heat a deep non-stick pan and dry roast the thin beaten rice on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously or till crisp. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Once the seeds crackle add the peanuts, roasted chana dal and cashewnuts, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the roasted thin beaten rice, chilli powder, powdered sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside to cool completely.
  6. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy330 cal
Protein5.7 g
Carbohydrates49.2 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat12.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A132.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B32.6 mg
Vitamin C2.5 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium19.2 mg
Iron11.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15.2 mg
Potassium130.9 mg
Zinc0.3 mg
Poha Chivda by Tarla Dalal


Poha Chivda
 on 04 Aug 19 12:30 PM

Tried this recipe.super simple and quick.turned out very good.a huge hit at home.
Tarla Dalal
04 Aug 19 12:57 PM
   Winnie, thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking with Tarla Dalal. Would love to hear from you again.
Poha Chivda
 on 06 Nov 18 11:30 PM

Hi, I tried and the result was just perfect. Very happy ! Thanks...
Tarla Dalal
07 Nov 18 09:03 AM
   Hi, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Poha Chivda
 on 16 Oct 17 12:39 PM

Very easy recipe but made a mistake of mixing Jada poha and patal poha.... hence did not become crispy...is there any way to modify/rectify
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 17 02:45 PM
   Hi, We are very sorry but it cannot be rectified now...
Poha Chivda
 on 05 Aug 16 04:22 PM

The combination of poha and oats is amazing and tastes excellent.