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

Poha Mixture Recipe

Poha Mixture is a savory Indian snack with flattened rice and peanuts.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Usha Rao


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


  • Heat oil in a wide pan or a wok and add mustard seeds, cumin, red chili and peanuts.
  • Roast for a minute or two until peanuts change color and are lightly roasted.
  • 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.
  • Throw in crushed garlic and fry until garlic turns light brown.
  • Add fried gram, salt, turmeric and toss for ½ a minute for fried grams to lightly roast.
  • Reduce the flame to low, add poha and toss for couple of minutes or longer until poha is crisp.
  • Turn off the heat and continue to toss for few more minutes.
  • Poha will become crispier from the heat of the pan.
  • Cool and store in an airtight container for days.


  • Fry green chilies and curry leaves until all the moisture dries up. Else Poha won’t stay crisp for days.
  • Peanut lovers can add another tablespoon of peanuts.
  • I always find it easier to add roasted peanuts just before adding poha than roasting peanuts in the tempering as mentioned in the recipe.
  • Coconut slices, raisins and cashews are some of the add ons for the mixture. However, I personally prefer peanuts and fried gram.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg