Fried Poha Chivda Recipe - Flatten Rice Spicy Mixture

Fried Poha Chivda is an easy to make snack recipe which can make for a great accompaniment with your evening tea, or eaten as it is to curb those sudden hunger pangs. This is also a travel friendly dish, which can be taken along sans any hassles.

Aparna Parinam
Fried Poha Chivda Recipe - Flatten Rice Spicy Mixture
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 Fried Poha Chivda is a crunchy mixture made in almost all Indian households. A mixture of deep fried poha, peanuts and curry leaves is seasoned with salt and red chilli powder. Crunchy masalewala chivda is a light snack that is great to serve to your guests along with some tea.  

Savour this Fried Poha Chivda Recipe any time to satiate your hunger pangs with a cup of hot Masala tea.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other snack recipes such as

  1. Mixed Vegetable Samosa Recipe
  2. Healthy Snack Bowl Recipe
  3. Makki Ki Baked Mathri Recipe

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


3 Servings


  • 2 cups Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Gram Dal (Pottukadalai)
  • 1/2 cup Boondi , masala, optional
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , to be adjusted based on one’s preference
  • 10 to 12 Curry leaves
  • Dry coconut (kopra) , pieces (optional)
  • Salt , to taste 

How to make Fried Poha Chivda Recipe - Flatten Rice Spicy Mixture

  1. To begin making the Fried Poha Chivda recipe, heat oil in a kadai. on medium flame and deep fry poha in oil and drain on thick absorbent paper.

  2. Next deep fry the groundnuts in the same kadai and add to the poha. Deep fry the putana dal and add to 

  3. Deep fry the curry leaves quickly and add to the mixture. Let the oil drain. Transfer this mixture to another absorbent paper (thick tissue paper) Now, add chilli powder and salt. Mix well.

  4. Let it cool. Store in air tight container. Savour this Poha Chiwda any time to satiate your 'need crunchy snack-hunger pangs’ with a cup of hot Masala tea.