Sunday, 27 October 2013

Chidwa/Poha Savory Snack/ Poha/Chidwa Namkeen/ Beaten Riice Savory Snack/ Tea Time Snack

Chidwa/Poha Savory Snack/
Poha/Chidwa Namkeen/
Beaten Riice Savory Snack/
Tea Time Snack
Hi Friends,
I am here with a savory Diwali recipe which i made so many times and concluded that If you like chidwa then making it simple is the best way to enjoy it. And i think adding peanuts in chidwa is the best combo we can have. You can play with other variations too. This is so easy to make but you need to be bit careful while dry frying/roasting chidwa. Otherwise its breeze to make this savory snack at home.
I make it at night as my brother and sister -in-law was suppose to come next day. I made two types of snacks. One was normal mixture with puffed rice including 2-3 kind of things and this one was simple. They like this one more as it was simple but bit spicy. Kids also liked it very much. Whole batch was finished on the spot. 
You can prepare it for parties or get together. You can prepare it 1-2 days before and store for later use. My sister took it to her office for tea time snack.  You can keep it for 5-6 days in airtight container. But i can bet that it will not last that much longer. 


Poha/Chidwa/Bbeaten Rice- 2 cups
Peanuts- 2 tbsp
Roasted Gram Daal-1 tbsp (optional, i added it at last)
Red Chilly Pdr- 1/2 tsp
Amchoor/Chaat masala-1 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Salt- as per your taste

Take your ingredients

I added few spices later so use these spices

Dry roast peanuts in a pan

when they be raosted well and become crispy 

remove them

 remove the skin 

now dry roast chidwa/poha on slow flame

see it fluffed up

it will take 2-3 minutes to make them crisp

 remove it in a plate

add peanuts

heat 2-3 tsp oil in a wide kadai/pan

add all spices at once and mix quickly 

add roasted poha+peanuts and mix quickly
so that spices coat the whole poha 

keep on stirring and mixing for 1 minute

remove in a plate and let it cool down



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  1. Dry roast poha/chidwa on low flame otherwise it will not be crispy and can get burn easily.
  2. You can add roasted gram daal or fried coconut pieces as per your liking but i wanted chidwa/poha taste dominating so didn't added much things in it.
  3. You can add mustered seeds and curry leaves while tempering.  i kept it simple.
  4. After preparing it let it cool down completely then store in an airtight container.





  1. Thanks for placing step by step pics of the poha.

  2. easy to prepare and simply superb