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Quick Poha Chivda Namkeen – 15 Mins Recipe

Tea-time is incomplete without namkeen, right? Sharing a simple Poha Chivda Namkeen Recipe that is a hit at my home. It’s quick and easy-to-make (just 15 mins), tastes delicious and is much healthier than the regular store-bought namkeens that are cooked in an inferior quality oil.  It tastes even better when cooked using ingredients from organic brands.

Poha Chivda Namkeen is made from assortment of ingredients that are readily available at home. It is a healthy, nutritious snack that can be stored in an air-tight container for around 10-15 days and can be consumed as an evening snack or with dishes like upma, etc.

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It can be served to kids as well. I give it to my kids as their mid-day snack or in the evenings when hunger pangs strike them and I donot have much time to cook something quickly. They relish it a lot. It’s one non-spicy, easy-to-eat nutritious snack that’s a hit among kids as well.

Check out the recipe below and don’t forget to pin this post for future reference.

Quick Poha Chivda Namkeen

Poha Chivda is a traditional Indian namkeen made of flattened rice and other spices. It is healthy, tasty and relished as a mid-day or a tea-time snack. d
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 Bowl


  • 3 cups poha
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut, chopped
  • 2 tbsp gram dal
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp hing / asafoetida
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar


  • In a wok, dry roast poha on medium flame till it turns crisp. Keep aside.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil. Now, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennels seeds, hing and curry leaves. Stir well.
  • Add peanuts and roast till they turn golden.
  • Add gram dal, dry coconut and cashews. Let them roast.
  • Add turmeric and mix well.
  • Now, add the roasted poha and mix gently.
  • . Switch off the flame and add salt and powdered sugar.
  • Mix everything well. Poha Chivda Namkeen is ready. Let it cool and store in an air-tight container
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This Post Has 41 Comments

  1. Swarnali

    Wow thanks for this amazing recipe and thanks for this video as it has been nicely elaborated in this video. My little one loved poha..

  2. Arti

    Looks delicious and easy

  3. jaya1966

    Seems to be a very promising recipe and quite healthy at the same time. Will surely try it out sometime.

  4. Chivda, or chira as we call it, is an all-time favourite snack. Love to munch it while sipping my chai

  5. nooranandchawla

    I love poha! This recipe is slightly different from what I make at home but I’d love to try it too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I ususally make this.Plus I sometimes add tried cornflakes or puffed rice also to it.

  7. Neha Sharma

    It’s been ages since I last made this poha chivda, this was our favorite snack during hostel days. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will try to make it some day.

  8. Nitisha Mathur

    Wow! that was an easy recipe. Definitely trying this one, Charu.

  9. Sweta

    I love poha and so does my family. Vl give it a try with your recipe

  10. shail

    I am definitely trying this recipe. So easy and best tk eat with tea or coffee or even for tiffin. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. aditi

    We also make chivda namkeen at home and it’s everybody’s favourite:)
    Thanks for another version.

  12. Atulmaharaj

    Perfect munchie with a hot cup of chai! I would like it khatta-meetha with loads of peanuts.

  13. Archana

    Poha Chivda Namkeen is my family’s favorite tea time snack, I always try to make it in different ways and store it, I am definitely going to try your yummilicious healthy recipe of poha namkeen next time.

  14. Shweta Suresh

    Hey, this looks easy enough. I think I might try this one out.

  15. bytetrails

    Read the recipe carefully, I am so gonna make it. Looks yum

  16. Haimanti

    Wow that is an easy recipe. What haven’t I thought about it before? I’m going to try it today! Thanks a lot 😊

  17. This recipe is wow. So simple and easy to make. Looks colorful too. Will try it for sure.

  18. Srishti Rajeev

    I usually fry the poha, wasn’t very sure about the roasting. Will be making this soon! The 15 minutes is catchy on the title.

  19. freemindtree

    It is a yummy munch on and my son loves it.. I will make it in this festive season.

  20. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    This is my all time favorite snack and I usually made it for my family as healthy snack. It tastes so good and healthy too. I didn’t add cashews, will try it as per your suggestion.

  21. writenlive

    Fantastic easy healthy recipe! I used to make this quite often but with minimal spices. I’ll use your seasonings 🙂

  22. Sushmita Malakar

    This is easier than I thought! I am definitely making this!

  23. rakhiparsai11984

    Even I love to make this recipe at home. My kids love dry snacks and this is so healthy also since we can just roast the poha.

  24. vartikasdiary

    I love chivda namkeen, at my mom’s place, we call it forni and its my all time favorite snack to much on. We also make it the samay and there is one which is sweet as we add sugar in it and its sans turmeric

  25. myworldwitheira

    This is a yummy recipe Charu. I too make poha chivda but in a different way. Will try this recipe too.

  26. preety85

    Nice recipe…I also made the same at home for evening snacks. The best part is you can store it and use for weeks.

  27. mominprocessnow

    Such an easy peasy delicious recipe, I have pinned it to make soon in my kitchen

  28. Parul Malhotra

    It’s easy and quick recipe. Looked delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Neha

    I just made it the other day! Me and my son love it, but the older kid not so much… She is done the moment groundnuts are over in her plate:D

  30. mummatalks

    My mom makes this often and she has recently made this for my kids during ganpati time when she stayed at my home. It’s really yum n easy to make.

  31. LifeCoachPreet

    I totally am going to try this recipe soon. My husband loves Poha Chivda and I am definitely going to surprise him with this recipe. Thanks for sharing your secret.

  32. Kavita Singh

    This festival season I am planning to make mithai and namkeens at home, I am sure this will come handy. Saving this, looks like an easy recipe to try 🙂

  33. I enjoy this dish, and thought it was only a breakfast dish! thanks for suggesting it as a snack and the easy to follow recipe.

  34. Tina Sequeira

    Hi Charu! This seems like a healthy, nutritious snack for children and adults.Thanks a ton! 🙂 #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

  35. Amritha Srinath

    What a delicious home-made perfect snack for everyone in the house. Loved the recipe Charu!

  36. soniadogra

    Just back from reading your paneer recipe. Loved both. So easy and quick to prepare.

  37. Poonam

    It’s a favourite in the house. Quick easy and tasty

  38. Leha

    This is a light and healthy snack, quite popular and the homemade ones are the best.

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