Poha Chivda



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


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a Kadai on a medium flame and fry raisins till they bloat. Keep it aside in a plate;
  2. Add mustard seed. Once it has finished spluttering add cumin seeds, chillies and curry leaves;
  3. After a minute, add peanuts, cashew nuts and stir the mix;
  4. Then add coconut slices, turmeric powder and hing powder and stir the mixture;
  5. Now add the poha and stir it well.
  6. Continue stirring the poha mixture till all poha has become yellow and looks little crispy;
  7. 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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