Poha Chivda

Poha or rice flakes is a great evening snack for tea time.It is ideal when you are watching your weight.It is full of flavor yet it goes low on calories.Simple recipe yet has a great taste.

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You can make ‘poha chivda’ before you leave for a long train journey.Nowadays,one is never to certain on how outside food is prepared. You may as well pack this mixture for kids when they leave for their hostels.

It has a great mix of proteins (in peanuts and chana),fibre (in desiccated coconut) and carbohydrates(in rice flakes).

Who says dieters cannot have a great snack at tea, without feeling guilty!

We make this recipe during Upwas/fasting in South India.Also known in Tamil Nadu(Aval Upma),Andhra Pradesh (Atukulu) and Karnataka(Avalakki).

Poha Chivda
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 ½ cup thin poha
  2. ½ cup roasted peanuts
  3. ½ cup roasted channa
  4. ¼ cup dry coconut slices lightly roasted
  5. 2-3 green chillies cut into halves
  6. ¼ tsp chilli powder
  7. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  8. 10-12 curry leaves
  9. ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  10. A generous pinch of asafoetida
  11. 1 ½ tbsp oil for tempering
  12. 1 tsp sugar
  13. Salt to taste
  1. Take a big pan and heat it.
  2. Add dry poha in it and roast it till it become slightly golden and crisp.
  3. Keep it aside in a bowl.
  4. Mix roasted peanuts, roasted channa and coconut in it.
  5. Now, heat oil for tempering and add mustard seeds to it. When seeds start to crackle add curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and add this to poha mixture.
  6. Add sugar and mix well.
  1. Store in an air-tight container.
  2. In case you do not have roasted peanuts or bengal gram ,heat some oil in a pan and roast the ingredients for 2-3 mins.
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