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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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
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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