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Aval Mixture / Poha Chivda

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When you crave for some snacks during your tea time, try this quick 10 minutes aval mixture. It satisfies your craving as it pairs well with hot tea or coffee. The ingredients used in this mixture are also readily available at every household. 

If you have corn flakes at home, you can fry it and add it to the mixture and make a corn mixture. Its all about your preference. With no further stories, off to the recipe…

Basic Information:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 3 cups, approximately


Aval / Flattened rice / Poha – 2 cups (Thin variety)

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 2 strings

Garlic cloves – 3 nos (crush it with skin) 

Dry red chillies – 2 nos

Asafoetida – 1 big pinch

Roasted channa dal / Dalia – 1/4 cup

Peanuts / Verkadalai / Ground nuts – 1/4 cups

Raisins – 2 tablespoons

Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoons

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – to taste

Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon


1) Heat oil in a wide pan. When it is hot, add garlic cloves, curry leaves, dry red chillies and asafoetida. Fry well till the curry leaves became crisp.

2) Add raisins, cashews, roasted Channa dal, peanuts. Fry till the nuts became slight golden brown and raisins became pulpy.

3) Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Make sure not to burn these masalas. If required reduce the flame at this stage to avoid burning.

4) Add aval and continue frying till the aval becomes crispy and opaque.

5) Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and store it in a airtight container.


1) Make sure not to burn any masalas. Otherwise, you won’t get proper colour for chivda.

2) You can fry all the ingredients separately and mix them later.

3) Adjust red chilli powder, salt and sugar as per your taste. Also, mix/shake the mixture well before serving or eating since salt and sugar always stays at the bottom of the stored container.

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Suja Manoj

Guilt free snack,so yum


homemade mixture looks fabulous lovely pictures


Healthy Snacks….lovely clicks..


Yummy and it

Hamaree Rasoi

Crispy and delicous poha. Lovely snack.


Nice tea time snack! Guilt free to munch! ๐Ÿ™‚


All time evening snack…good clicks


healthy and low calorie snack


simple yet great snack, would love to try this… ๐Ÿ™‚


crispy, delicious and healthy snack..

Spill the Spices

pepper bowl

looks very crispy and delicious!..lovely presentation!

Vimitha Durai

Healthy snack for tea

Sanoli Ghosh

Absolutely yummy snack with a cup of piping hot evening tea.

today's recipe:


Crisp clear and neat pictures with spic and span utensils. Though I had not been leaving comments in here I had been eyeing your posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

Did you notice I follow you in the Foodgawker entry line up almost always ๐Ÿ™‚

saw your soya cutlets and i decided to post this from my drafts ๐Ÿ™‚


neat presentation.. perfect snack for evening..


Great snack for some one like me….


Thanks All.

@Bharathy, Thanks a lot for the words. Keep visiting.

Priya Suresh

Give me that whole bowl, cant take my eyes from ur click, highly inviting.