Chivda / Poha Chivda / Patal Pohyacha Chivda / Spicy Chivda


Poha Chivda is a very popular snack in Karnataka and Maharashtra..
It’s easy to prepare,very tasty and has a great shelf life.. So I normally stock them up in big container.. If you get unplanned guests at home during Diwali then this will be your savior:-)

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time:  20 minutes
Complexity : Easy



  • Thin chivda, poha – 500 gm
  • Oil – 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves – 12
  • Red pepper dried broken in few pieces – 2
  • Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Roasted chana -2 tbsp
  • Coconut dried sliced -2 tbsp
  • Cashews – 2tbsp
  • Turmeric (haldi) – 1tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Chivda masala – 2 tbsp [ i used bedekar chivda masala ] or u can skip ready made masala with (cumin powder, coriander powder,black pepper powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar, powderd -1 tsp


    1. Heat oil, add fried gram dal and fry till golden brown.Use a strainer to drain excess oil. Keep it aside.
    2. Just like above fry, cashew, ground nuts, coconut dried sliced, independently and keep them aside.
    3. In same pan of hot oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves,
    4. Add salt, red chili powder, child masala,Quickly mix
    5. Add fried cashew, ground nuts, coconut dried sliced, gram dal from step 1-4 above
    6. Add poha, mix well
    7. Keep the flame on sim and gently mix the mixture so that poha is nicely coated with all the spices and becomes crispy, Adjust the seasoning if required . Switch off.Let it cool a bit . Add sugar and mix. Chivda is ready.
    8. Store in airtight container once it cools.Stays crisp for upto a month if handled well.

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