SharePoha chivda is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones. This poha chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to make.
  • Thin poha (thin/dry flattened rice)-2cups
  • Unsalted peanuts without skin-1/2cup
  • Cashew nuts-2tbsp
  • Raisins-3tbsp
  • Thin slices of dry coconut-10
  • Skinned split roasted Black gram(bhuna chana)-1/2cup
  • White sesame seeds-1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coarsely powdered sugar-1tbsp
  • Asafetida-a pinch
  • Dried whole red chilies-2
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2tsp
  • Green chilies chopped-6
  • Curry leaves-8
  • Cooking oil-1/4cup


 Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Fry the peanuts, coconut slices, cashews until golden; drain and keep aside.

Fry the curry leaves and green chilies until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

 In remaining oil add asafetida, dried red chilies and turmeric powder; immediately add dry poha and stir continuously for 5-6 minutes on medium flame until poha flakes are crisp and light pink. Take out in a bowl.

 Mix all the ingredients together to crispy poha when it is still hot. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. 
Serve as teatime snack.


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    Priya said...

    Crispy chivda looks prefect to munch anytime..yumm!

  1. ... on April 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
  2. Swapna Sree said...

    looks cripsy..this is my fav mixture...
    first time here..u hav a lovely space with yummy recipes....glad to follow you..
    do visit my blog when u hav free time...

  3. ... on April 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
  4. said...

    Poha chivda looks delicious and crunch.Homemade beats any shop bought.
    My 1st visit here.You have a nice space.Following your blog.

  5. ... on April 15, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
  6. Fathima said...

    that is a wonderful snack 'n healthy too!

  7. ... on April 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
  8. Premalatha Aravindhan said...

    Wow very colourfull and wounderfull dish...Awesome!

  9. ... on April 18, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
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