Feeling damn hungry? Exhausted? Surprise guests to treat? Here it is…a quick fix recipe! This stunningly simple recipe makes for a perfect snack at all times. Tempting to attempt…Go ahead!

Dish Type: Quick Anytime Snack

Preparation Time: 10 min

Seasoning time: 2 min

Serves: 4 persons


Poha                            250 gms (paper thin variety)

Dry chutney powder   2 tbsp

Raw grated coconut    3 tbsp

Salt to taste                 2 tsp (approx.)

For seasoning

Oil                               1 tsp

Mustard seeds            1 tsp

Peanuts                       2 tsp

Bengal gram dhal       2 tsp

Black gram dhal          2 tsp

Roasted gram             2 tsp

Curry leaves                2 sprigs

Turmeric                     A pinch


Keep poha ready in a big mixing bowl.

To prepare seasoning, heat oil in a small kadai. Put mustard seeds. When they crackle, put peanuts, Bengal gram dhal, Black gram dhal, curry leaves, turmeric and lastly roasted gram in that order.

Pour this on to the poha.

Add salt, dry chutney powder and raw grated coconut.

Mix thoroughly. Let it stand for about 10 min.

Poha mixture is now ready.

Also view “Dry Chutney Powder (Type 1)” and “Dry Chutney Powder (Type 2)” in this blog.


Dry Chutney Powder is the most versatile condiment of South India. It is a spice powder prepared from a combination of roasted dhals, red chillies, dry grated coconut and salt.

Poha also known as Avalakki or flattened rice is available in different varieties. The difference is only in the size and thickness of flakes.