Nowadays, healthy living has become a trend. Almost everyone is gradually switching to nutritious foods from unhealthy ones. If you are a fitness enthusiast and looking for a healthy snacking option, you have reached the right place. We have a perfect dish for you to munch on without impacting your overall health or weight. We are talking about Chivda, which is a namkeen that can become your instant favourite. Unlike other snacks or namkeens, you do not need to deep fry anything to make this lip-smacking Poha Chivda. It can not only keep you satiated between meals but also be good for your body. Let’s get straight to its recipe.


  1. Poha: 4 cups
  2.  Peanuts: ¼ cup
  3.  Cashews: ¼ cup
  4.  Dried coconut: ¼ cup (thinly sliced)
  5.  Raisins: 2 tbsp 
  6.  Jaggery: 2 tbsp (grated)
  7.  Curry leaves: 3 stalks 
  8.  Green chillies: 2
  9.  Chana dal: 4 tbsp
  10.  Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
  11.  Turmeric: ½ tsp
  12.  Asafoetida: ¼ tsp
  13.  Oil: 4 tbsp
  14.  Salt: as per taste


  1. Take a large pan and add 1 tbsp oil. Heat it for a few seconds on medium flame and then add 2 cups of poha to it. 
  2. Roast the poha in batches.
  3. Keep stirring in between until the poha turns crispy and flaky.
  4. Roast for just a few more minutes. Then, turn off the flame.
  5. Now spread the poha on a plate and let it cool down. 
  6. Take the same pan and heat 2 tbsp oil.
  7. Now, add chana dal, cashews and peanuts.
  8. Roast them until they turn golden brown.
  9. Transfer them to a plate.
  10. Add curry leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric, dried coconut slices, jaggery, and salt to the leftover oil.
  11. Mix them well till the jaggery melts completely.
  12. Now mix this tampering to the roasted poha. 
  13. Also, add roasted peanuts, cashews, and chana dal. Give them a nice and final mix before serving.