Poha Chivda Recipe For Diwali 2019: Easy Namkeen Dish For Deepavali That's Easy to Make At Home and Very Yummy (Watch Video)
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Diwali 2019 is here and are you already imagining about the lovely food that you'd be eating in the next few days? Diwali is one festival which sees several traditional snacks also called as Diwali Faral, made during the festival. And Diwali faral seems incomplete without the Poha Chivda. Chakli, laddoos, namkeen and mithai are the other traditional Diwali snack recipes which are made every year. But Poha Chivda is made during in a large quantity, some having it as breakfast every day too. So today, we give you the recipe of making a yummy Poha Chivda at home. Diwali 2019 Namkeen Recipes: From Namak Pare to Chakli, Here’s How to Make Quick Party Snacks for Deepavali Celebration (Watch Video Tutorials).

Chiwda or Chivda is a mixture mainly of flaked rice, lentils, peanuts, curry leaves, fried coconut pieces. The name Chiwda is more popular in Maharashtra, it is otherwise called as Namkeen or Bombay mix. Another variety which also includes gathiya in Gujarat is referred to as farsan. But during the festival of Diwali, Chivda made with flaked rice (poha) is more common and prefered. A Diwali celebration would be incomplete without having Chiwda in the traditional Diwali faral. We thus give you a recipe for how to make Chiwda at home. Diwali 2019 Recipes: How to Make Chakli, Besan Ladoo for Faral This Festive Season at Home (Watch Videos).


  • 350 gm thin poha
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup groundnuts
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar — powdered
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 4 green chilis
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil — for frying


  • First, roast the poha in a big kadhai until they turn crunchy. This should take about 5 minutes. Do not over roast them.
  • In a separate pan, add 1 tsp oil and fry the coconut flakes until they turn a little brown. Don't make it black as it will taste bitter.
  • In a big kadhai, heat ¼ cup oil and add the mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle and add the green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Add in groundnuts and roast for 2 minutes.
  • Add the raisins and cashew nuts as well. Continue roasting for some time.
  • Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Add the poha and the roasted coconut flakes. Mix them well and remove from the heat.
  • Chiwda is ready. Let it cool and store in a dry place.

Watch Video Recipe of How to Make Chiwda At Home For Diwali:

Making a Poha Chiwda can get a little time-consuming but its all worth it because we all wait an entire year to gorge on this traditional snack item. There are several shops where you can readily buy Poha Chiwda but it is best when you make it and enjoy the making process too. We wish you have a very Happy Diwali binging on the delicious sweets and snacks.