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Chivda Recipe, Poha Chiwda | Crispy – Spicy Avalakki

Chooda / Chiwda/ Chivda

Chivda Recipe

Chooda / Spicy poha/Chivda( Roasted masala avalakki/Poha) mix is a easy to make, delicious evening coffee or tea time snack. This recipe calls for thin poha / teLu avalakki. This is also popularly known as Chiwda/Chivda
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  1. Keep the thin avalakki in a thick bottom large pan on a very low heat.
  2. On the other stove, keep 3 tbsp oil on a medium heat.
  3. Once the oil is hot enough, add hing, mustard seeds, hurigadale and peanuts. Fry it until it becomes a light golden brown color.
  4. Now add turmeric, red chillies (broken into pieces) and curry leaves. Fry it until the curry leaves become crunchy.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add this to the avalakki/poha, and mix well.
  7. Keep this on low heat for another 2 to 3 minutes (avalakki/poha will become warm and crunchy).
  8. Turn off the heat. Let it sit for another few minutes and Chivda is ready to eat.
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