A bowl poha mixture is a savory Indian snack with flattened rice and peanuts.

Poha Mixture

Poha Mixture is a savory Indian snack with flattened rice and peanuts.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Diwali Snack, Elevenses Food, Quick & Easy Recipe, Teatime Snack, Under 10 Minutes Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • 1 Dry Red Chili
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 5-8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 small Green Chili chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed Garlic
  • 1 ½ tbsp Roasted Gram ~ Putnalu
  • tsp Salt
  • Dash of Turmeric Powder
  • 2 cups Thin Poha


  1. Heat oil in a wide pan or a wok and add mustard seeds, cumin, red chili and peanuts.
  2. Roast for a minute or two until peanuts change color and are lightly roasted.
  3. Add curry leaves, green chilies and let the chilies roast until the moisture from the chilies dries up. This is crucial else poha will not stay crisp for too long.

  4. Throw in crushed garlic and fry until garlic turns light brown.
  5. Add fried gram, salt, turmeric and toss for ½ a minute for fried grams to lightly roast.
  6. Reduce the flame to low, add poha and toss for couple of minutes or longer until poha is crisp.

  7. Turn off the heat and continue to toss for few more minutes.
  8. Poha will become crispier from the heat of the pan.
  9. Cool and store in an airtight container for days.

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