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Makai poha chivda

Makai poha chivda or cornflakes mixture is an easy to prepare savory snack that is tasty and addictive that tastes amazing with a cup of tea.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snack, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Fusion, Indian, Kerala, South indian, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • deep fryer


  • 4 cups makai poha
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2-3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered sugar ( optional)

For deep frying

  • 2 cups cooking oil


  • Set the deep fryer to heat up to 180 degrees.
  • Once the oil is ready fry 1/4 cup of makai poha at a time.
  • When the poha puffs up and crisps, remove and drain the excess oil.
  • Add the fried makai poha into a mixing bowl and sprinkle some salt and red chilli powder on it.
  • Fry the rest of the batches of poha and repeat the same.
  • Fry the peanuts and cashewnuts till crisp.
    peanut frying.
  • Drain and add to the mixing bowl, sprinkle, salt, chillipowder and asafoetida on it.
  • Fry the curry leaves and set them aside to cool.
    curry leaves frying
  • Once cool, crush them and add to the mixture.
  • Add the powdered sugar and toss the whole mix together.
  • The chivda is ready to eat.
    Cornflakes mixture , makai poha chivda
Keyword chips and dips, jar snack
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