Microwave Quick Poha Chivda

Microwave Quick Poha Chivda

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Now since it is festival season, I had lot to prepare, so thought of making this quick microwave chivda to save time.

The outcome is really the same as you do with the traditional method plus you require less oil so it is healthier too.

So try out this quick microwave poha chiwda. I have prepared this out of thick beaten rice(Poha) but you can also use thin poha .

Microwave Quick Poha Chivda recipe - How to make Microwave Quick Poha Chivda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1 serving
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3 cups thick beaten rice (poha)
1 tbsp granulated white sugar or powdered sugar
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 to 3 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt

For The Tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 to 3 finely chopped green chillies
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)

  1. Heat oil in a microwave safe bowl for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies and microwave for 2 minutes or till the mustard seeds crackle.
  3. Add thr peanuts and microwave again for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  4. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder and microwave for a few seconds.
  5. Add poha and mix well. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. Check if it is crisp.
  6. Mix sugar and salt in a deep bowl, add the poha chivda and mix well.
  7. Store the chivda in the airtight container and use as required.


  1. Microwave time differs for different microwaves , so adjust your timing accordingly .