Easy Diwali Snack Recipe - CHIVDA

For Diwali Faral | Diwali Snacks Recipes first comes to my mind is Crispy and spicy guilt free Maharashtraian style Patal Pohe Chivda/Chiwda. It is very easy and quick to prepare just fry all the ingredients and mix it up with the spices.There are many varieties in poha/Flattened Rice, use the very thin i.e. Nylon Poha to get the ultimate crisp. Store it in air tight container and enjoy as evening snack.

  • Poha / Avil /Flattened Rice  – 3 cups 
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal / Bengal gram split - 2 tbsp
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Sesame seeds/ Til - 1 tsp
  • Dry Coconut (shredded or cut in thin pieces)
  • Curry leaves - 5 to 6
  • Jeera /Cumin Seeds Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain/bishop's weed/carom seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder /Haldi - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing / Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder (1 ½ tsp) (depends on taste)
  • Oil – ½ cup
  • Sugar - 2  tsp
  • Salt to taste
Time Required: 20 mins


Step 01) Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add peanuts and chana dal /bengal gram split, fry till golden brown.

Step 02) Then drop in sesame seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida, dried shredded coconut, curry leaves and red chili powder fry them nicely and then add Poha/avil (Flattened Rice). 

Step 03) Next sprinkle cumin, coriander, ajwain/carom seeds powders, sugar and salt mix flattened rice with oil and spices by tossing and stirring it occasionally, till the poha is crisp. Make sure poha is well coated with oil and spices.

Remove from heat. Cool and store in an air-tight container. And enjoy as evening snack.


You can also add green chilies instead of red chili powder.

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