Poha Chivda(Dry snack mixture with flattened rice)


Poha(flattened rice)
Red chilli
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Ground nuts
Chilli powder
Roasted chana dal
Garlic pods

Optional ingredients:
Dry grapes
Corn flakes


  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the poha till light and crisp. Add pinch of turmeric when poha is hot and stir fry.
  • Remove the poha to a tray and let them cool.
  • Take little more oil, fry the below ingredients one by one(Do not fry together)
    • Groundnuts
    • Roasted chana dal
    • Curry leaves
    • Cashew
    • Badam
  • If you are adding cornflakes, deep fry the raw cornflakes and keep aside.
  • In the left over oil, add mustard seeds, cumin, slit red chillies, crushed garlic pods and fry.
  • Take all the fried ingredients in a large bowl, add salt, chilli powder and mix nicely.

  1. For a healthier version and less cooking time, roast the poha in a preheated oven for 3-5 mins before frying in oil.
  2. Make sure to fry ingredients separately as they tend to get burnt easily/under cooked.
  3. Use a tissue paper to absorb the oil from all fried ingredients.
  4. Do not add salt/turmeric/chilli powder when the ingredients are on flame as that would give a burnt black/brown colour.


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