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Poha Chiwda (Traditional Indian Snack)



  • Poha/Beaten rice- 2 cups (preferably thin and roasted)
  • Jeera/Cumin 1tsp
  • Rai/Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal 1/4 tsp
  • Chana Dal 1/4 tsp
  • Bengal gram roasted 2 tbsp
  • Peanuts 1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves 1 – 2 sprigs
  • Chaat masala 1 tsp
  • Immunity boosting powder 1 tsp (recipe)
  • Pink salt to taste
  • Cold pressed coconut Oil 1 – 2 tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal and chana dal.
  2. When they start spluttering, add peanuts and bengal gram.
  3. Now add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves, chaat masala and Immunity powder.
  4. Add poha now and fry well in medium heat until poha is well roasted (around 10 mins in medium flame is good enough).
  5. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
  6. Store in airtight containers.


  • Can add makhana for extra crunch.
  • Nuts and seeds can be added too.

Download PDF: Poha Chiwda


Luke Coutinho

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