Sukha Chivda

There’s a joke – “You will never go hungry whilst traveling with a gujarati” (They always have a dedicated suitcase for food ;))and more often than not you will find this delicious gujarati take on the Poha in that “Dedicated Suitcase”. Stored properly in an airtight container this dry snack will take care of your snack worries for at least  15-20 days.

                                  Prep Time: 10 min                  Cooking Time: 25 min 

400 gms thin poha
1 tea cup peanuts
1 tea cup roasted channa dal (daliya)
150 gms potato sali (dry) (dry potato strips for making chips)
16 green chillies (slit from the middle)
30 curry leaves
3 tbsp sesame seed
2 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp mustard seed
3 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp powder sugar
5 tbsp oil + oil to fry dry sali


  1. Heat the poha in the microwave for 30 sec to 1 minute. Remove it once or twice in between and toss it OR heat it in the sunlight
  2. Roast the peanuts and dalia in a microwave for a minute
  3. Fry the potato sali
  4. Heat the oil and add the cumin seed, mustard seed, sesame seed, curry leaves and green chillies
  5. When the chillies becomes crisp add the peanuts and dalia and heat it for while
  6. Add the sali, chilli powder & turmeric powder and mix it well
  7. Add the poha and mix well (Stir it with a light hand otherwise the poha can break)
  8. Leave it on the heat until the poha becomes crispy (Keep stirring it all the while) 
  9. Let it cool then add the powdered sugar and mix well


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