Poha Chivda

Poha chivda

Say no to store-bought chivdas! Make this Poha chivda this Diwali and all you need is 10 minutes. Makes for a great after school snack as well!
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy, namkeen, roasted
Method Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 248kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 2 cups of thin poha beaten rice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of kadipatta leaves curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon roasted chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon roasted cashews optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Add poha to the microwave safe dish and roast it in the microwave on high for a minute. Mix well and heat the poha again for a minute. Set aside.
  • In a wok or kadhai, heat oil on medium heat.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they start to splutter add kadipatta leaves and green chilly.
  • Fry them for 20 seconds and then add roasted chana dal, peanuts, and cashews (if using).
  • Stir them in and add poha, turmeric powder, and salt. Fry them for another 5-6 minutes on medium to low heat till the mixture is well combined.
  • Let the mixture completely cool before storing in an airtight container.


NOTE: I have used roasted chana dal, peanut, and cashews. To roast them you can choose to use a little oil or do it without oil. Roast them on medium heat; check for doneness and let it cool completely before storing them in an airtight container


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg