Poha Snack / Chivda

Atukula Snack / Poha Recipe / Spicy Rice Flakes

Atukula Snack / Poha Recipe / Spicy Rice Flakes

Atukula mixture / Chivda is one of the easiest snack that can be made. This is a traditional Maharastrian dish and takes no longer than 15 min. It’s a kids favorite snack as the Chivda has many fried crunchy nuts in it. Used have them a lot in good olden school going days. Mom learned it for us from our neighbor Maharastrian family who were so warm and sweet. The dish I am showing here today is with the thin poha / nylon atukulu. You can also use the regular poha / atukulu.  This can be stored in a air tight container for atleast a month.


500 gm Poha/Atukulu(Nylon)
10 Red Chillies(Can be altered in number as per taste)
100 gm Peanuts/Groundnuts/Palleelu
50 gm Putnalu/Roasted Dal/Buna Chana
1 tbsp Saunf/Fennel Seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds/Aavalu
2 Garlic cloves-mashed
Few Curry leaves
Salt to taste


Poha Snack / Chivda


My Method of Cooking:

1. Heat a pan, add Poha and fry them for few mins until they turn a bit crispy. Remove and collect in a plate.
2. Heat the same pan again with some oil in it. Add curry leaves, garlic, mustard seeds, saunf, Peanuts, Chillies and roasted dal.
3. Add a pinch of turmeric, salt and mix them well.
4. Collect the hot mixture in plate, let it cool and store it in a air tight container.



  1. i have prepared this snack. it seems good.

    1. Thanks Kalpana. Glad to know 🙂

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