Poha Chivda


Poha Chivda



1. Thin poha / rice flakes – 2 cups

2. Peanuts – 1/4 cup +  2 tbsp

   Cashews – 2 tbsp, split

   Pottu kadala / split roast gram dal / dariya dal – 2 tbsp

3. Raisins – 1 – 2 tbsp

   Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs

4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Hing – 1- 2  pinches

    Salt – 1/4 tsp, powdered (You can use a mortar and pestle to powder the salt and sugar)

5. Sugar – 1 tsp or to taste, powdered

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Oil – 1.5 + 2 tsp

Poha Chivda



1. Heat 1.5 tsp oil in a wide non-stick pan at medium-low heat. Add the thin poha and roast for about 4 minutes or until crispy, stirring continuously. Transfer to a wide plate to cool.

2. Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan at medium heat. Add peanuts, cashews and roasted gram dal. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add raisins and curry leaves. Stir fry until curry leaves turn crisp. Add turmeric powder, hing and powdered salt. Mix well. Add roasted poha. Mix well and add powdered sugar and chilly powder. Mix well and switch off. Transfer to a wide plate to cool. Store in an airtight container for 1 – 2 weeks.

Poha Chivda

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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