Poha Chivda



  • 6 cups flat rice flakes (poha)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • ¼ tsp asafetida (hing)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1 fist of curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp roasted and peeled whole peanuts
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • ½ cup of thin coconut slices (dried)
  • 1 tsp sugar granules (not very fine sugar)


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a kadai on a medium flame and add mustard seed. Once it has finished spluttering add cumin seeds, chillies and curry leaves;
  2. After a minute, add peanuts, cashew nuts and stir the mix;
  3. Then add coconut slices, tumeric powder and hing powder and stir the mixture;
  4. Now add the poha and stir it well.
  5. Continue stirring the poha mixture till all poha has become yellow and looks little crispy;
  6. Remove from fire and add sugar*.


  • You can more sugar as per your taste, if you prefer sweeter chivda
  • Do not fry the poha too much otherwise it will get burned.

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