Poha Chiwda

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Poha Chiwda


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 250 gms paper poha or flat rice flakes

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tsp jeera

  • 1 tsp saunf

  • 2 cups puffed rice or kurmura

  • 1 tbsp roasted chana

  • 1 tbsp peanuts

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1-2 tsp powder sugar

  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 15 nos curry leaves

  • 2 nos chopped green chillies

  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder


  • This is typical Maharashtrian Poha Chiwda , fondly called * Kachha Pohya cha chiwada , loved by all Maharashtrians . These days it's getting popular in other states n community too , because of it's unique khatta meetha and teekha taste ( tangy sweet n spicy) ... which is cooked in very less oil as it's not deep fried but just sauteed in oil and a perfect tadka of number of ingredients and spices . My mom prepares world's best poha chiwda .. i always fillow her Recipes..but i don't get her taste in this chiwda. This chiwda stays well for a month and if accompanying with finely chopped onion, green chillies and fresh coriander ...it tastes just heavenly. Do try my Recipe for this amazing chiwda .
  • First of all sun dry Poha and Kurmura to remove any moisture from it
  • Heat oil , add mustard seeds and immediately add peanuts and roasted chana
  • Saute on low heat until golden
  • Now add chopped green chillies and curry leaves
  • One by one add , saunf, jeera, asafoetida , sesame seeds and all spices
  • Now add sun dried poha , salt and powder sugar to taste
  • Mix well everything properly on low heat
  • Now add Kurmura and amchur powder , mix well and switch off heat
  • Let it cool completely and then store in air tight container
  • Enjoy endlessly with family and friends