Poha/Pauwa/pohe/(चिउरा) and chivdee recipe( Maharashtrian poha)


A very popular dish of nepal and India is a delight to make and for me it is a quick fix.It is made in various style and is know by a variety of names such as

Poha or Pauwa in Hindi, Pohe in Marathi, Chindé in Bengali, Chira in Assamese, Phovu in Konkani, Chudaa in Oriya and parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Atukulu in Telugu, Bajeel or Bajil in Tulu, Chudwey in Urdu(Dakkani), Aval in Malayalam and Tamil, Avalakki in Kannada, Pavva in Gujarati, and Chiura (चिउरा) in Nepali, Bhojpuri and Chhattisgarhi.
Ingredients(for 2-3 people)
Time in preperation and cooking -20 min
2 cups poha(Flat beaten rice flakes)
1 large chopped onion
1 medium chopped tomatoes
1 potatoes  cut into small strips/chopped or sliced too(optional)
1/4tsp turmeric (Haldi)
1/2tsp mustard seeds (rie)
4-5 curry leaves
1 chopped green chilli
1tbsp oil(any)
Roasted peanuts5-6 (according to taste)
Salt according to taste
1tbsp lemon juice(if you like the lemon flavour)

Step1-Gently wash the poha with water in a sieve /colander and drain it well.Let it stay for 7-8 minutes so that poha absorbs the water.Sprinkle little salt all over the pohas and gently mix them so they don’t break.
Step2-Take a non stick pan and add oil in it.When hot add mustard seeds,curry leaves and green chillies in it.Saute it for 2-3 minutes.
Step3-Add chopped onions and peanuts and fry them well.
Step4-Add tomatoes and stir the mixture for 3-4 minutes.
Step5-Add haldi , salt and fry well.(Be careful in adding salt as we have used it poha too)
Step6-Add poha and mix it nicely and cover for 2 minutes.
Step7-Add lemon juice over the poha.
Serve hot
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