Poha Chivda

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This is an  easy and quick recipe for a tasty, crunchy snack. It is made by roasting poha, frying peanuts, dry fruits etc and assembling them with a tempering of green chillies, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Poha Chivda is also a part of Diwali faraal (snacks) Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

4 cups Thin Poha (Flattened rice)                             
½ cup Peanuts                                                                  
1/3 cup Roasted chana dal                                          
¼ cup Cashews                                                
3 tbspRaisins                                                                 
a few slices  of Dry coconut slices                                             
¼ cup Curry leaves
2 to 3 Green chillies                                                       
1 tsp Turmeric powder                                 
½  tsp Asafoetida (hing)                                
2 tsp Powdered sugar
1 tsp Dry mango powder (Amchoor)                                       
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying the nuts and tempering

Method:

  • Heat a wide pan.
  • Add 4 cups of thin poha and dry roast on low flame.
  • Saute the poha gently to avoid the poha from breaking.
  • Remove the roasted poha from the pan and keep it aside.
  • Deep fry the peanuts, roasted chana dal, cashews, raisins, dry coconut slices one by one and keep it aside.  
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wide pan .  
  • Add mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and saute.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, amchoor and powdered sugar. Mix well.
  • Now, add all the fried ingredients and mix well.
  • Then, add the roasted poha and give a gentle mix.
  •  Poha chivda is ready.

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