Poha chivda or aval mixture – easy diwali snacks recipe

Poha chivda or aval mixture is a very popular and healthy snack made of thin beaten rice and flavoured with peanuts, roasted chana dal and mild spices. It can be prepared instantly and can be enjoyed as a tea time snack. Poha chivda is a also a very common snack prepared during Diwali festival. It is a low fat snack which can be easily prepared at home. It does not use too much oil and can be easily stored in an airtight container upto one month.


  • Thin Poha or beaten rice - 2 cups
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 1 to 2 (finely chopped)
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Whole raw peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted chana dal (daliya) - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Dry coconut - 1 tablespoon (sliced into small pieces)
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE POHA CHIVDA OR AVAL MIXTURE RECIPE Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on a low flame. Add thin poha and roast till it becomes crisp. Keep aside

Step 2

In the same pan, add another 1 tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it stops spluttering, add cumin seeds. Cook till it becomes light brown.

Step 3

Add green chillies, curry leaves, dry coconut pieces, roasted chana dal and peanuts. Stir fry on a low flame till they become light brown in colour

Step 4

Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add roasted poha and combine together and cook on a low heat for another 1 minute by stirring continously and mixing well. Switch off the flame.

Step 5

Add sugar and mix it well. Once cooled down completely, transfer poha chivda in an airtight container. It stays good for upto a month.

6 Responses to Poha chivda or aval mixture – easy diwali snacks recipe

  1. Smita says:

    The presentation of your blog is very beautiful.Loved the great step by step description of recipes too.


  2. Thanks Charu. I have been wanting to make chivda. will try this recipte

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