poha chiwda
Poha chiwda
Written by Jayashree
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In South India, poha or beaten rice is extensively used in preparing snacks. Commonly called as Avalakki in Karnataka,Poha chiwda is a tasty ready to eat snack for evenings or along with a cup of tea. It is used during fasting and makes a good snack for a back pack.

poha chiwda

poha chiwda


Different varieties of beaten rice are avilablein the market. From the very thin to the hard thick , here, the thin variety is used. Clean and keep it aside.

This Poha chivda , is commonly called as hurida avalakke in kannada. It is not deep fried .


  • poha or beaten rice (thin variety) 1/2 kg
  • ground nuts 1 cup
  • roasted gram 1 cup
  • curry leaves handful
  • cumin 2tsp
  • cumin powder 1tsp
  • chilli powder 1 1/2tsp
  • salt
  • sugar a pinch
  • oil 1 cup
  • asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp



  • Grind cumin and keep it aside.
  • If possible, keep the poha in the sun for sometime.
  • Take oil in a kadai, heat it and add the cumin .Along with it add the groundnuts. Let them cook for sometime.
  • Now add the roasted gram and stir. Add asafoetida and turmeric powder. Then add the cumin powder and stir. Add curry leaves,salt ,sugar and chilli powder. Stir altogether.
  • Now ,add the poha and mix well. On a low flame, heat it for sometime. Keep stirring lest it may not get burnt. The heating gives crispiness to the snack.
  • When cool, store in air tight containers.

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Poha Chiwda

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  1. Ritu Ahuja

    Looks delicious. Healthy and yummy breakfast. ūüôā

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Ritu

  2. Anu Nagaraja

    love your hurida avalakki! looks crispy , crunchy , flavorsome with peanuts, curry leaves and other spices ūüôā

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Anu, glad you liked it


    JAYASHREE I am becoming a huge fan of your delicious,wholesome, love filled dishes. This is one snack which I am ready to munch anytime. Loved it.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear PIYALI ,so good to know that it’s your favourite

  4. Deepa N

    Hi jayashree,
    Good morning dear.
    Very healthy recipe of poha.chiwda.
    Mom use to follow frying method with each ingredient added in this recipe and then mixing adding rocksalt, salt. And it use to get finished in no time.. Loved your preparation of this recipe. Very nice, big thumbs up..

    • jayashree

      Deepa, the thick variety is used for frying. This is one thing you will always find on my shelves. Thnks for taking time to read me here dear



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