Ramadan Special, Snacks

Poha Chivda Recipe (Fried sweet n sour flattened rice)

Poha Chivda is a very common festive season namkeen (snack). This namkeen or snack can be enjoyed with a cup of tea with family and friends. For this recipe I have used thick poha, you can also opt for thin poha. It is one of my favourite crispy and easy to prepare savoury snack. It is crispy, spicy, tangy and sweet snack.

Poha Chivda
Poha Chivda

All you need for this recipe, poha, peanuts, few spices, coconut, green chillies and curry leaves. To make it more rich in taste, add fried dry fruits of your choice. This recipe takes only 20-25 minutes of your time.

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Servings: 3

Duration: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients for Poha Chivda

Poha / Flattened rice1.5 cups
Peanuts1/2 cup
Green chilli (finely chopped)3 (large)
Curry leaves10-12
Coconut (dry) (chopped in small pieces)1-2 tsp
Salt1/2 tsp or as per taste
Sugar (powdered)1 tsp
Black peppercorn (crushed)1/2 tsp or as per taste
Citric acid (powdered)2 pinches
Oilfor deep frying

Method for Poha Chivda

  • Heat oil in a deep wok or kadhai on a low flame.

  • In the meanwhile, wash and chop green chilli.Cut dry coconut in small pieces.

  • Start deep-frying poha in small batches on low heat, fry till poha are crispy. Strain poha and keep them in a mixing bowl.

  • Like poha, next deep fry peanuts till they are crispy and golden red in color. Strain peanuts and add them in mixing bowl along with poha.

  • In the mixing bowl add, powdered sugar, salt, crushed black pepper corn and citric acid powder. Mix well.

  • After poha and peanuts, deep fry green chillies, curry leaves and coconut flakes. Strain extra oil and add them in mixing bowl.

  • Lastly, add green chillies, curry leaves and coconut flakes with poha and peanuts mix. Mix well properly.

  • Serve hot and crispy !

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