Poha Chivda

Quick Indian snack that is great with chai in which poha (flattened rice), dry fruits and spices come together for a lip smacking treat! Like a savory trail mix.
Poha chevdo in a bowl with peanuts, cashews and raisins.

Time to make: 15 minutes

Great for snacking or Diwali/Festivals

This namkeen / farsan / snack is quick to make and I find it to be tastier than the versions sold in stores. Give it a try and you won’t go back to the store bought poha namkeen! Roasted poha chivda is:

  • Ready in minutes
  • Roasted instead of fried so healthier!
  • Vegan and vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
Roasted poha chevdo

Ingredient Notes

  • Poha is parboiled and flattened rice. When roasted or fried it becomes crisp. I used thin poha for this snack.
  • Spices – you only need a few. Red chilli powder, turmeric, sugar and salt.
  • Citric acid – I think this is key and will give you a slightly tart and delicious flavor.
  • Curry leaves – Optional, but recommend for the flavor!

Roasting Poha

  1. In Microwave: Microwave 1 cup of poha at a time for 1 minute in a wide plate.
  2. On Stovetop: In a wide bottom pan, roast the poha on low flame for about 2 minutes. Gently mix in between.
  3. In Oven: you can also roast in oven. Heat oven to 350F and spread out poha in a sheet pan. Roast for about 12-15 minutes. Stirring gently twice.

You can also roast the nuts for about 15 minutes in the oven. Alternatively, pan fry in the oil required already for the recipe.

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Poha chevdo in a bowl with peanuts, cashews and raisins.

Roasted Poha Chevdo

Shilpa Joshi
Quick Indian snack that is great with chai in which poha (flattened rice), dry fruits and spices come together for a lip smacking treat! Like a savory trail mix.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 112 kcal

Equipment

  • pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups thin poha
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup cashew halves
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • tsp citric acid
  • cup dry coconut pieces optional
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp red chilli powder lal mirch
  • tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil

Instructions
 

Roast Poha

  • In Microwave: Microwave 1 cup of poha at a time for 1 minute
    On Stovetop: In a wide bottom pan, roast the poha on lowflame for about 2 minutes. Gently mix in between.
    Roasted poha in a microwave in two plates.

Make Chevdo

  • If cashews and peanuts are not roasted, you can pan fry them in the 3 tbsp of oil needed for this recipe. Fry peanuts  until they start to split and look brownish about a minute. Remove and put on paper towel. Cashews- fry until starts to look pinkish, just under a minute. Remove and place on paper towel.
    Cashews pan fried in oil.
  • Using same oil from step 1, add chopped green chillies and mix.  Add sesame seeds, once begin to lightly brown add chopped curry leaves.
    Thin poha in a pan with spices.
  • Add in poha. Mix well. Add in spices. Poha will become crisp.
    Roasted poha chivda in a pot on stove.
  • Add in peanuts, cashews, raisins and dried coconut pieces. Add sugar, salt, citric acid and mix. Enjoy! Let cool completely before storing in airtight container.
    Poha chevdo in a bowl with peanuts, cashews and raisins.

Notes

Let cool completely before storing in airtight container

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 148mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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