Chivda or poha chivda is a Maharashtrian savory snack. It consists of fried or roasted puffed rice mildly spiced and flavored with curry leaves and coconut. The poha or aval is mixed with other pulses such as peanuts, cashews and gram to give a salty and crunchy snack that goes beautifully with evening tea.
A healthier version of the chivda, which is roasted instead of fried, is an excellent snack to munch on when you’re watching your weight. Here’s the recipe for the roasted (healthy) and fried chivda.