Thursday, October 15, 2009

Patal pohyacha chivda (Thin Poha Chivda)

I think chivda is a weak point of every Maharashtrian and kannadigas. Crispy beaten rice flavored with peanut and spices makes a delicious any time snack. North Karnataka people usually eat it with second tea in the morning. (Chaha-Avalakki). We generally make this chivda many times in the year, but On Diwali it tastes more delicious than any other time. Our Diwali faral is not get completed without Chivda. There are many types of it but this time I prepared a non oily version of it.

Thin Poha - 1/2 Kg.
Peanut - 1 cup
Dalya (Roasted Gram Dal) - 1 cup
Sliced dry coconut - 1 cup
Chopped Green chilies - 10-12
Curry leaves - 8-10
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon
Poppy seeds - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoon
Asafetida - 1/2 teaspoon
Powder sugar - 1 teaspoon
Aamchur (Dry mango powder) - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste.


There are three methods to make Poha crispy.
  • Keep in sunlight for 3-4 hours.
  • Fry it on very low flame till it becomes crispy. Keep it on low flame otherwise Poha will shrink immediately.
  • Place the poha in a shallow microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

Keep the crispy Poha aside. Now heat oil in a big kadai. Add mustard seeds, when it start spluttering add asafetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and green chilies. Let curry leaves and chilies get crispy. Then add peanuts, sesame seeds, and Fry on medium flame for about 2 minutes till the peanuts are aromatic. Then add sliced coconut and fry it till it turns brown. Now add roasted gram dal. Switch off the flame. Now add salt, sugar and aamchur powder and mix well. Let this get cool for some time then add crispy Poha and mix it neatly.
Crispy chivda is ready.


  • You can add churmure (puffed rice) with Poha.
  • You can add red dry chilies instead of green chilies.
  • You can add cashew in the chivda.
  • Instead of aamchur powder, you can add citric acid.
  • Some people add deep fried onion (thin slice) or deep fried garlic in the chivda.
  • If you add coriander powder or badishep powder, it tastes nice.

Crispy treat for Diwali 2009 contest hosted by Priya

And Purva's Diwali Dhamaka


Pari said...

Chivda Chhaan Disto ahe.

Nandini said...

Looks delicious! Happy Diwali wishes to you and your family!

Vrinda said...

Nice recipe,this is my fav evening snack...easy and healthy...

chakhlere said...

wowwwwww!! This is my favorite chivda.
You made me crave pls send me that plate!!

Sireesha said...

Wish u & ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..Hope it brings u lots of happiness and luck..Have a great time and enjoy :)

Pari said...

Hi again. I have an award waiting for you at my blog. Kindly pick it.

Purva Desai said...

Wishing U and Ur Family Happy Diwali
Healthy and tasty farad......thank you for the lovely entry for the event


Appa said...

Nice recipe. Came out pretty good.


Anandhi said...

Nice looking for this recipe...thks

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