This is a Maharashtrian style quick and tasty dry snack made from thin poha (flattened rice), dry fruits, peanuts, and spices. A healthy vegan snack that tastes too good as an evening snack. This version of poha chivda is made mostly during Diwali festival as a savory dry snack.
This chivda is mildly spiced. It has the crisp texture from the roasted poha along with the nuttiness from the peanuts and cashews. Preparing chivda during Diwali is one easy task as the recipe is simple and a quick one.
Just gather all the ingredients. Then roast the poha, fry the dry fruits, temper the masala and assemble. The chivda is ready in less than 20 to 25 minutes. This chivda is made from thin poha and not thick poha.
- Firstly use a heavy thick bottomed pan or kadai with handles and roast on a low flame.
- Instead of stirring, the poha should be tossed and shaken in the pan by shaking the pan. If stirred too much the thin, delicate, papery poha break.
- Do not roast on a high flame as then the poha will get burnt or browned and break.
Enjoy this chivda as a tea time snack. This is healthy as you know what has gone into the chivda and can control the ingredients accordingly.