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Chivda is a snack which is made of roasted poha along with groundnuts, cashews, dry coconut, etc. It is one of the item prepared on the occassion of Diwali.


250 gms Thin Poha

125 gms Groundnuts

50 gms Dry coconut (grated or cut in thin strips)

8-10 cashews

Handful of khara boondi (optional)

Salt to taste

1 tbsp sugar

To temper

5 tbsp oil

2 tbsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp sesame seeds (til)

1/2 tsp hing

25-30 curry leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2-3 green chilies


Roast poha batch by batch on low flame.When thin pohas will curl a bit it is done.Transfer it to another pan & let it cool. After it cools it should have a crunchy taste.

Dry roast groundnuts, coconut, cashew separately & keep aside.

Now take oil in pan.When the oil is hot, put each ingredient in the given order mustard seeds, sesame seeds, hing, green chilies, curry leaves, cashews, groundnuts, coconut, turmeric, salt & sugar. Mix it well & then lower the flame.

Add the roasted pohas & mix it gently. Add  khara boondi if available. Turn off the heat & allow the chivda to cool. Once cooled can be stored in airtight container for month long.

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