Oats and Poha Chivda

Oats and Poha Chivda

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Oats and Poha Chivda is made from dry roasting oats and poha. Then a tempering of Indian spices is made and added to the roasted poha and oats. Then khakhra and chana dal are added to give a crunch to Oats and Poha Chivda. It is sweeten with a little sugar.

Want a super health Indian travel dry snack, then opt for Oats and Poha Chivda as the shelf life is at-least 30 days.

What makes Oats and Poha Chivda healthy? Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol.

Poha is high in iron count (2.67 mg in a cup) plus helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too.

Our traditional Poha Chivda recipe is made of mainly poha. So we have innovated and made a healthy variation of Oats and Poha Chivda recipe.

Aside from Oats and Poha Chivda snack, check our quick evening snack recipes.

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Oats and Poha Chivda recipe - How to make Oats and Poha Chivda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For Oats and Poha Chivda
1 cup roasted quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup roasted beaten rice (poha)
2 tsp peanut oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 green chillies , lengthwise
6 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup roasted chana dal (daria)
1/2 cup whole wheat (gehun) khakra , broken into pieces
salt to taste
1 tsp powdered sugar
For oats and poha chivda

    For oats and poha chivda
  1. To make oats and poha chivda, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the oats, poha and chana dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the khakhra, salt and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Allow the oats and poha chivda to cool and store in an air-tight container.

Oats and Poha Chivda (Diabetic Snack) Video by Tarla Dalal

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  1. Oats Poha Chivda is a Indian dry snack. It is made with Oats, poha and also khakhra are added to give it an extra crunch. Further, you can also store it in a air tight container for days as it has long shelf life and you can also carry it along when travelling. If you like this Oats and Poha Chivda recipe, given below are the links to similar recipe :

Method to make Oats and Poha Chivda

  1. To prepare the Oats Chivda, take 1 cup of quick cooking rolled oats in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Dry roast on a medium flame for  3 to 4  minutes or till they turn light brown and crispy.
  3. Remove in a bowl/plate and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the beaten rice.Dry roast on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn crispy and aromatic. Make use of the thin variety and mix gently so as to not break the poha.
  5. Remove them in the same bowl/plate and keep aside.
  6. For the  Oats and Poha Chivda, heat the peanut oil in a broad non-stick pan. You can use regular oil if you wish to, but peanut oil is an healthy option. Peanut oil contains heart-friendly MUFA that lowers the levels of bad cholesterol in our body without lowering the levels of good cholesterol.
  7. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  8. Add green chillies. To make it spicier, add more chillies.
  9. Add curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds or till the kadi patta leaves crispy.
  10. Add the asafoetida.
  11. Add turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. To enhance the flavour, add chilli powder, amchoor powder or coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  12. Add the oats and poha. 
  13. Also, add chana dal. You can even add roasted sesame seeds, peanuts, cashew nuts, raisins, almonds or flax seeds to make the oats poha mixture more delectable and nutritious.
  14. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  15. Add the khakhra. This provides an extra crunch to the poha oats chivda.
  16. Add salt and sugar.
  17. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Our Oats Chivda is ready.
  18. Allow it to cool and store the healthy oats poha chivda in an air-tight container. Whole wheat roti chivda, Matki Poha Chivda, Sweet Oats Poha Chivda are some other oats chivda recipes that you can prepare and store in jars. Relish these jar snacks in the evening with a cup of tea

Oats and Poha Chivda – Healthy Jar Snack for Kids

  1. Oats and Poha Chivda – Healthy Jar Snack for Kids. An energy and protein filled jar snack for kids which is perfect of break time at school or as an after-school treat. Oats add in some fiber, which kids favourite junks foods are usually devoid of. Poha, on the other hand, adds in a dose of iron to enhance their hemoglobin levels which in turn helps to increase their concentration as iron helps in the transport of oxygen to all cells in the body. To make the taste of this Oats  Chivda appealing to kids, 1 teaspoon of sugar has been added. If you wish, you can avoid it. Try this mildly-spiced healthy jar snack for sure. This is a healthy substitute to any other deep-fried jar snack.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy230 cal
Protein7.7 g
Carbohydrates39.7 g
Fiber4.6 g
Fat4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.1 mg

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Oats and Poha Chivda
 on 27 Jun 16 07:09 AM

Hello, U have also mentioned whole wheat in the ingredients, but u have not used it at all
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chaitali, It was an error from our side, it is whole wheat khakhras ans not whole wheat Sorry for the error and thank you for informing us
27 Jun 16 01:59 PM
Oats and Poha Chivda
 on 30 Mar 14 04:34 PM

Healthy Chivda
 on 13 Nov 13 02:27 PM

Nice crunchy taste...it's quick to make...oats gives that much needed fibre and poha increases the iron content of the recipe...
Healthy Chivda
 on 07 Jan 12 10:40 AM

Great low calorie option..Much healthier than the fried versions.