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Roasted Poha Chivda- A Healthy Evening Snack

Roasted Poha Chivda- A Healthy Evening Snack

A simple poha mixture known as poha chivda is a savoury namkeen snack created by stir-frying thin poha with a curry leaf tempering. The key to giving the namkeen snack fragrant qualities is the quick tempering.

What distinguishes thick poha from thin poha?

Poha is a completely flattened form of rice that comes in two different types of variants.
The two types of poha are thin and thick, respectively. In several recipes for snacks or namkeen, such as combination or chivda, thin poha is always utilised.
To prepare Maharashtrian poha, aloo poha, and many other recipes, thick poha is typically utilised.
Poha works well as a binding alternative to rice and bread crumbs in a variety of potato-based cutlet recipes.

About Chivda
A traditional treat frequently consumed around Diwali is chivda. These delicacies, sometimes referred to by other names like farsan and namkeen, can be made in a variety of inventive ways for every festival.
However, most chivda recipes call for a crisp base made of dry rice flakes (poha) or puffed rice, lentils, sev, potato sticks, and makhana (foxnuts), which is then cooked and mixed with a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and flavorful spices.

How is poha chivda or poha namkeen prepared?

The easiest and fastest snack that can be prepared and kept for several days is this poha mixture, which takes just 10 to 5 minutes to prepare. The thin poha is first roasted till it becomes crispy for the chivda dish, and then a separate tempering is made by adding oil, spices, peanuts, roasted chana dal, and curry leaves, followed by the addition and blending of the roasted poha. As opposed to deep-frying the chivda, this method results in a dish that is both delicious and simple. These snacks are well-liked by children and young people and are suitable for packing as kids' lunches at school. These home-made snacks are significantly superior to store-bought ones.

Variations to this recipe

Sesame seeds, cashews, sliced almonds, and various other ingredients are added to make it healthier in different regions using different methods.
Another approach involves deep-frying thick poha before tempering. Making poha namkeen with roasted poha is the best choice because deep frying uses a lot of oil and keeps the dish light.

Poha Chivda Recipe


1 cup thin poha/ thin flattened rice
1 tablespoon oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
2 dried red chillies
5 fresh curry leaves
3 slit green chillies
1 teaspoon peanuts/groundnuts
1 teaspoon roasted chana dal
1 teaspoon thinly sliced coconut
Salt to taste
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
½ tsp turmeric powder


Roasting the poha

The thin poha should be placed into a heated pan.
Lightly dry roast the poha.
Don't let it turn brown.
Just roast it for two minutes over a low flame until it becomes crispy.

Tempering for the chivda

Put the pan on flame, and add oil.
Add the cumin and mustard seeds and watch them pop up.
Crackle the curry leaves before adding them.
Slit the green chilies and add the dried red chilies.
The peanuts are then added and nicely roasted.
Add the roasted chana dal and the pieces of thinly cut coconut and roast for a short while.
Mix well after adding dry spices like salt, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder.
Mix well after adding it to the roasted poha.
Put the heat off.
Give it time to cool.
Use an airtight container for storage.
Relish as a fast evening snack.

To make the snack light and non-greasy, use less oil.
Can be kept sealed for a minimum of 10 to 15 days.
To add more tastes, you can also add other ingredients like sesame seeds, chopped almonds, and cashew nuts to the tempering.

Poha Namkeen Varieties Online

If you are looking for ready-made Indori Poha Chivda Namkeen and its other varieties, then visit the website www.indore.online. Here you will find delicious Poha Chivda namkeens that are made with fresh ingredients and are preservatives-free.

Poha Mix Sev which is a delicious mixture made by combining roasted poha, sev and other ingredients used in tempering. You can simply order this tastiest namkeen- Indori poha mix sev by clicking on the link- Buy JainM Foods Poha Mix Sev, 200g.

Diet Mix Chivda is a delicacy prepared by mixing thin roasted poha, and other ingredients, mainly peanuts, cashew nuts, roasted chana dal, and curry leaf tempering. You can simply order this Chivda namkeen- Indori Diet Mix Chivda by clicking on the link- Buy JainM Foods Diet Mix Chivda, 200g.

Indore Onilne offers a large collection of varieties of namkeens, some of which are Jiravan sev, Ujjaini sev, Ratlami Sev, Cornflakes mixture and Barik sev. So instead of searching “namkeen shop near me”, start searching for namkeens online, land on the Indore Online website, and order snacks online from the comfort of your home.