September 17, 2014

roasted poha chivda recipe - avalakki chivda recipe - beaten rice chivda - how to make poha chivda

Roasted poha chivda recipe - Poha or pohe or beaten rice chivda is the first thing that comes in my mind when I am thinking to make some easy and crispy evening teatime savoury snacks. This chivda is very easy to prepare and can be stored for about a couple of weeks to serve as evening teatime snack. Even you can make this chivda without adding peanuts and putanis. If you like a more crunchy stuff, you can add fried cashews and dry coconuts along with putanis and ground nuts. To make this chivda, crispy poha is required. Therefore, roast the poha till crispy. Once you roast the poha perfectly without burning it, your half work is done. The basic method is similar to murmura chivda . Earlier, I had posted few savoury snacks recipes. Check out  kharasevmethi nippattu and tikhat shankarpali recipes, which are great teatime snacks. Try this crispy and delectable poha or avalakki chivda to serve as an evening teatime snacks. 

making poha chiwda

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes

5 cups beaten rice / poha /avalakki
1 cup peanuts / shenga
1/2 cup roasted gram dal / putani
1 ½  tsp salt
2 tsp sugar powder

For the tempering
1/4 cup oil
1 tbsp mustard seeds
3 sprig curry leaves
1 green chilly, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
1 tsp chilli powder

Poha chivda recipe with step by step pictures

Hand pick the poha and clean it. Heat a pan and roast the poha on low flame until crispy. Roast them in 2- 3 batches. Transfer it  to a large plate.
roasted poha for poha chiwda

In the same pan heat the oil and fry the ground nuts until golden brown and crispy.
frying peanuts for poha chiwda

In the same oil fry the putanis until crispy and golden colour.
frying putanis for for poha chiwda

Transfer the putanis and ground nuts to a large plate and set aside.
fried peanuts and putanis for poha chiwda

In the same oil, add the mustard seeds. When they start spluttering, add the green chilies, curry leaves and fry for a minute or till they turn crispy.
tempering for poha chiwda

Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and saute for few seconds.
chilli powder added in the tempering

Add the roasted poha to the  above prepared tempering.
roasted poha added

Mix well using two spatulas. Remove from the heat and sprinkle sugar powder, mix gently.
roasted poha mixed

Add the fried peanuts and putanis. Mix gently.
fried putanis and peanuts added to poha

Store in an airtight container. Serve with tea or coffee.
fried putanis and peanuts mixed

poha chiwda ready to serve


  1. Perfect crunchy tea time snack

  2. wow thats really tempting!

  3. chiwda looks very nice and perfect snack..

  4. Tempting chewda.. we don't get the flat rice (poha ) here.craving for it.

  5. My favorite snack, yummy!


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