Roasted Chivda

Roasted Chivda Recipe

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This crunchy savory snack is quick and easy to make and even healthy too. Chivda is flattened rice (poha) flavored with spices. It is a popular snack in Western parts of India. If you love gorging on those ready-to-eat mixtures and snacks available in the market, its time to junk those high-calorie options with loads of preservatives, for this low-calorie chivda, which is very easy-to-make and can be stored for many days. This chivda is surely a delectable option for a mid-morning or an evening snack. Store this in an airtight container and this chivda stays fresh and crunchy for 2 to 3 weeks.
Serves  Preparation Time  Cooking Time
4 People 5 Minutes  8 Minutes


  • 1 cup beaten rice(poha)
  • 1 tsp raw peanuts(optional)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds(rai /sarson)
  • 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves(kadi patta)
  • 1 tbsp roasted bengal gram(chana dal)
  • a pinch of asafoetida(hing)
  • a pinch of turmeric powder(haldi)
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar(optional)
  • 1 tsp oil Salt to taste


Step 1

In a non-stick pan, roast the beaten rice(poha) and peanuts.

Step 2

Stir occasionally till the poha is crisp (approx. 3 to 4 minutes).

Step 3

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds.

Step 4

Once they begin to splutter, add green chilies, curry leaves and roasted Bengal gram and stir.

Step 5

Add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add the roasted beaten rice and peanuts.

Step 7

Add sugar(optional) and salt and mix well.

Step 8

Cool and store in an air-tight container.

Nutritional Information

Amt 22 gm Energy 83 kcal
Protein 1.8 gm Cho 15.2 gm
Fat 1.7 gm Vit A 16.4 mcg
Vit C 0.0 mg Calcium 5.2 mg
Iron 3.2 mg F. Acid 5.9 mcg
Fibre 0.2 gm


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