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by Jeyashri suresh

Poha chivda | aval mixture with video

Poha Chivda is a low fat snack made with aval | poha , a less oil and not a deep fried mixture. Though i already posted South Indian Mixture recipe, i have a few request from readers for a healthy diwali recipe which they can make for their parents | in laws, this poha chivda immediately came to my mind. So if you want to try something healthy this time, make this poha mixture | aval mixture. I learnt this recipe from my friend Janani, long back when we met for a evening tea .
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Aval mixture | poha chivda

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Poha| aval  1 cup 
     Green chili  2
     Raw peanuts  4 tblsp
     Roasted gram dal | pottukadalai  4 tblsp
     Sugar  1 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Mustard seeds  few
     Dry coconut (kopra)   1 tblsp
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Oil   1 tblsp
                                               Video of How to make Poha chivda 

     Method with step wise pictures: 

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  • In a pan,  roast the poha , with 1 tsp of oil ( use medium thin poha) till it turns golden brown.
  • Be careful not to make it burnt.
  • Keep it aside. In the same pan add oil and add mustard seeds and slit the green chillies and add to it.
  • Powder the sugar in a mortar and pestle.
  • Add the roasted gram, peanuts and powdered sugar and salt to this.
  • When the peanuts,and dal turns golden brown switch off the flame and mix it to the roasted poha.
  • Mix this nicely.
  • Store this in a airtight container . Enjoy with hot tea | coffee.

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  1. You can add a few tablespoons of roasted cashew nuts also.
  2. Few curry leaves can be added while adding the mustard seeds.

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suhaina aji November 7, 2012 - 7:11 am

aval mixture looks yumm Jeyashri..love the beautiful clicks. ur blog is overflowing with wonderful mouthwatering diwali recipes. keep rocking.

Nivedhanams Sowmya November 7, 2012 - 7:18 am

aval mixture looks so tempting and delicious!!! wow so many festive recipes just in time for Deepavali!!

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Aruna Manikandan November 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

simple and tempting mixture 🙂

prathibha Garre November 7, 2012 - 8:42 am

Nice mixture,I like this very much

Priya Satheesh November 7, 2012 - 8:46 am

wow...Interesting mixture...Sounds very tasty..

Sayantani November 7, 2012 - 8:59 am

looks wonderful and I also just made mine.

PT November 7, 2012 - 10:03 am

simple and crispy.. like it always..

Sharmilee! :) November 7, 2012 - 10:28 am

I love any type of mixture and this looks yum....perfect for teatime!

Roshu November 7, 2012 - 10:48 am

Yummy aval mixture dear!!!!

Kaveri Venkatesh November 7, 2012 - 11:16 am

Love this chivda...I have a microwave version of this in my space...Looks lovely

Chitra November 7, 2012 - 12:50 pm

EAsy and yummy recipe 🙂

Priti S November 7, 2012 - 12:55 pm

It's family fav...I make this every week ...we call it Chiwda

Shabitha Karthikeyan November 7, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Super yummy looking mixture. Looks too good !!

Premalatha Aravindhan November 7, 2012 - 1:36 pm

wow very tempting snack,perfectly made...

divya November 7, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Lip smacking ...lovely clicks too

Anu November 7, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Nice one Jeyashree, oil consuming too.

Vrinda November 7, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Yummy for tea time,made almost same recipe yday,used jaggeri instead of sugar...

Sushma Madhuchandra November 7, 2012 - 8:42 pm

aval mixture looks so tempting!

sowmya(creative saga) November 8, 2012 - 7:32 am

Awesome with some tea...love this..

Meenal Ramanathan November 8, 2012 - 11:15 am

should we wash the poha b4 frying it

admin November 8, 2012 - 1:04 pm

No need to wash the poha, just take out the impurities or any stones with hand or using the traditional Muraam(in Tamil)

Meenal Ramanathan November 8, 2012 - 1:28 pm

ok thanx for ur quick reply.i will try it out tommorrow and give my comments

admin November 8, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Sure 🙂

Priya November 8, 2012 - 11:21 am

Thats a super quick and guilt free snack.

Happy Cook / Finla November 8, 2012 - 1:33 pm

I would love to make this i have everything ehre but no pottu kadal and i have been looking in the indian store but they don't want it here.
Looks so good.

Meenal Ramanathan November 8, 2012 - 2:30 pm

i have a doubht in ur thatai receipe.should we dry roast rice flour and pottukadalai.can we add oil,or ghee instead of butter while mixing

admin November 9, 2012 - 2:17 am

No need to roast the rice flour and you can add add oil instead of butter but always add hot oil. Ghee i am not sure

M D November 9, 2012 - 3:14 am

Chiwda looks so delicious!

Veena Theagarajan November 10, 2012 - 9:48 am

looks great.. perfect low fat snack Jey

Kalpana Sareesh November 11, 2012 - 6:08 pm

will try this tomm.. all ingredients in place..

admin November 13, 2012 - 2:41 am

Oh is it! Do not where u must have gone wrong. May be that part must have been thick .
Happy diwali to u all


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