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Thin poha chivda recipe

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salt— according to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar — powdered
1 tsp raisins
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1/2 cup groundnuts
1/4 cup dry coconut flakes
1 tsp mustard seeds
10-15 curry leaves
4 green chilis
350 g thin poha
vegetable oil — for frying

Nutritional information

297.2 g
33.6 g
15.8 g
15.5 g
263 mg
0 mg

Thin poha chivda recipe

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    Chiwda is a popular savory delicacy across India. Made during festivals and especially during Diwali, the bright and crispy chiwda makes for a great savory snack to balance out the many sweet dishes prepared during the celebrations. In fact, at least one type of chiwda is a mandate savory delicacy, as it is easy to make and comes out popping flavors from the various nuts, coconut flakes and even the raisins. Texturally perfect, this chiwda makes a great tea-time snack too. Store them well in an air-tight container and you can retain the crispness for a few days as well.

    Health Benefits

    Poha is actually a gluten-free food and is a great source of minerals and vitamins as well. It helps stabilize blood sugar too. Poha has very few calories and comprises about 23% fat and 76.9% carbs making it an ideal food for weight watchers.

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    How to make Thin poha chivda recipe

    • Roast the poha in a big wok until they turn crunchy. This should take about 5 minutes. Do not over roast them. Remove from the heat and place the roasted poha on a plate.
    • Add 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry the coconut flakes until they turn a little brown. Ensure that these do not turn black.
    • Heat ¼ cup oil in a separate wok and add the mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle and add the green chilies and curry leaves.
    • Add in groundnuts and roast for 2 minutes. Add the raisins and cashew nuts as well. Continue roasting for 3 more minutes. Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt, and sugar.
    • Add the poha and the roasted coconut flakes. Mix them well and remove from the heat. Empty the contents into a large bowl and mix properly. Allow it to cool before storing in a tightly sealed container.


    Poha is an extremely popular snack across India. In fact, you know what they call it “naalu mani palaharam” in Malayalam meaning 4’o clock snack! Its popularity across India is mention worth and you can see quite a few varieties of chiwda including the muesli chiwda, sago chiwda and many more, with one addition to the list of many with each passing day.

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