Chivda Recipe | Poha Chivda | Chiwda | Diwali Snacks Recipes

Chivda Recipe | Poha Chivda | Chiwda | Diwali Snacks Recipes

Chivda, Poha chivda or poha namkeen is easy mixture made with thin poha variety is popular snack for Diwali and also for tea time. The one snack I make the most is chivda as DH loves this and normally I always make fresh since it like it when it's hot. Only for Diwali I make in large batch and store, and poha chivda also stays good for almost a month so it makes a great healthy snack for time time or snack for Diwali If you look for healthy snack for diwali then you should try this.

There are few ways of making chivda and this is one of the best method I think it's easy and takes less oil and can be done in jiffy. If I am making Chivda for tea time then when I prepare both together and it's done. I have been doing this for long time, every diwali this is must recipe on the menu. This recipe is very easy and we can adjust to suit our needs read the notes to know more.  You can check more Diwali Snacks Recipes Here.


I took picture couple of times but was never able to post it, but finally I manage to share with you all this super easy mixture which we can prepare in advance and it stays good for long time too, if you have party or potluck then this makes a wonderful snack too, I always keep this during any get-together. Lot of you request for some easy snack so this sure is very easy and I hope you guys like it. And this chivda I made with Besan Ladoo :)


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Chivda | Poha Chivda Recipe

Easy, healthy mixture or chivda with poha, nuts and spices, snack for diwali, festival.
Author: Category: Snacks Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:
Yields:8 Cups


  • 6 Cups - Thin Poha (Chivda Poha)
  • 4 tbsp - Oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing/Asafoetida
  • 4 Sprigs - Curry Leaves
  • 8-10 - Green Chilies
  • 1/2 Cup - Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup - Fried Gram (Chutney Dalia)
  • 1/3 Cup - Halved Cashewnuts
  • 1/4 Cup - Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup - Thin Sliced Dry Coconut (Kopra)
  • 1 tsp - Red Chili Powder
  • 3/4 tsp - Tumeric Powder
  • To Taste - Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Black Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Lemon Salt (Citric Acid Crystals)
  • 2 tsp - Sugar


  1. Wash pat dry curry leavs, green chili and slit them. Cut dry coconut (kopra) into thin strips.
  2. Heat oil in big kadai or wok add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add curry leaves, green chilies allow to saute.
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  4. Add peanuts and roast for 2-3 mins in medium flame or until skin starts to come off. Now add fried gram (dalia), cashewnuts, dry coconut slices fry for 3-4 mins or until coconut pieces becomes light brown.
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  6. Add raisins, mix well and fry for a min. Now add salt, black salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, hing (asafoetida) mix well to combine all, keep mixing for 1-2 mins. Add sugar, citric acid mix well.
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  8. Now add poha and mix gently to combine everything, roast poha in low flame until it becomes crips, keep stirring. Once poha becomes crips off flame and allow to chivda to cool completely before storing.
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After cooling completely store in airtight container, stays good for 3-4 weeks.

  • You can modify this recipe to suit your needs, increase or decrease ingredients to suit your taste.
  • You can add almonds, skip roasted gram dal (Pottu kadalai/Chutney dal)
  • You can also fry thin poha and add in this also you can add sev, kara sev, murukku etc too
  • Make sure to roast poha in low flame.
  • You can roast poha and deep fry other ingreidents, prepare tadka and then mix all too.
  • You can also add 1/2 tsp chaat masala.

Easy, crunchy, healthy Chivda or Chiwda enjoy with tea or coffee.


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