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Instant Poha Mix, Ready To Eat Poha Mix

Instant Poha Mix - Ready to eat ,no cook poha recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Travel Food
Cuisine: Maharashtrian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: instant poha mix, poha Chivda, ready to eat poha
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 6 cup Poha / Pressed Rice medium thick variety
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts / Moongphali raw
  • 8 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tbsp Green chili/hari mirch chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger / Adrak finely chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya fienly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Cashew Nuts / Kaju chopped
  • 5 Dried Red Chilli, Whole broken into poeces
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 4 tsp Salt / Namak
  • 6 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • 1 tsp Nimbu phool/taatri/ Citric powder/Lime powder powder (optional)


  • heat a pan and add chopped green chilies ,ginger ,curry leaves and saute on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in the pan and add the peanuts and saute on slow flame till they start to change the colour .
  • Then add the cashew nuts ,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,broken dried red chilies,curry leaves ,asafoetida ,chopped fresh coriander and the roasted green chili ,curry leaves and ginger mix
  • Keep stirring on low flame till the peanuts are roasted well.
  • Now add turmeric and mix well.
  • Add the poha in the pan and keep roasting on low heat for about 15 minutes or till it become crisp.
  • Add salt,sugar and citric powder and mix and switch off the flame after a minute.
  • Let it cool down completely for few hours or over night.
  • Pack the ready poha mix in an air tight jar or in a zip lock bag,


  1. The quantity of peanuts can be adjusted according to your preference or can also avoid adding it.
  2. If you are making this poha mix to use at your home then can avoid adding citric powder/taatri and can use fresh lemon juice instead.Citric powder is added for sourness and is optional.
  3. Adding cashew nuts is optional.
  4. you can also add raisins in the tempering.
  5. Can add red chili powder instead of adding green chilies or skip both if making for small children.