Instant Chiwda | Kachcha Chiwda

Instant Chiwda

Chiwda is a popular namkeen Maharashtrian snack. It is a mixture of flattened rice and some simple spices. Making the traditional chiwda is a long process but this kachcha or instant chiwda can be made in such a less time.


This instant chiwda is one of my favourite snack as it is so easy to make and healthy too. It is a mixture of poha, peanuts, roasted chana dal and some spices.

Sharing here my step-by-step recipe of kachha chiwda. If you are a chiwda lover just like me, do try this out.

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Instant chiwda is an easy to make snacks option that you can make without any prior preparations. Here is how to make it.



  • 1 cup Poha/Flattened rice (Thin )
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Roasted chana dal
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar(optional)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion Finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander Finely chopped


  1. Heat a pan and dry roast poha till it becomes crispy. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a tadka pan or any small vessel. Fry peanuts in it.
  3. Take a bowl. Add roasted poha, fried peanuts, roasted chana dal, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, oil. Mix well.
  4. Add chopped onion and coriander. Mix well and serve.


You can make this chiwda and store it in an air-tight container. Add onion and coriander just before serving.

Spring onions can also be used instead of plain onions.

I also add some chopped spinach leaves to add it a healthy twist.