Instant Chiwda Recipe | Kachcha Chiwda

Learn how to make instant chiwda with detailed step-by-step recipe. Easy, quick, and yummy – chiwda recipe.

Instant Chiwda, also known as Kachha Chiwda, is a popular Indian snack that originated in the state of Maharashtra. It’s a mixture of flattened rice, nuts, and spices that are mixed together to create a crunchy and flavorful snack. Instant Chiwda is a popular snack in India and is often served during as a tea-time snack, or as a midday snack.

Making the traditional chiwda is a long process but this kachcha or instant chiwda can be made in such a less time. The snack is easy to make and can be customized to suit different tastes by adding different spices, nuts, or ingredients like roasted corn or sev. Instant Chiwda is also a popular snack to take on road trips or as a snack to pack for school or work.

Overall, Instant Chiwda is a beloved snack in India that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Its popularity is due to its delicious taste, versatility, and ease of preparation.

instant chiwda

This 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 instant chiwda recipe. 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.

Instant Chiwda | Kachcha Chiwda

Happinesss Is Homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Servings 2 people


  • 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


  • Heat a pan and dry roast poha till it becomes crispy. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a tadka pan or any small vessel. Fry peanuts in it.
  • Take a bowl. Add roasted poha, fried peanuts, roasted chana dal, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, oil. Mix well.
  • 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.
You can make it more nutritious by adding finely chopped tender spinach leaves.
Keyword chiwda, Easy, instant, peanuts, poha

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