Bhajke Poha Chiwda
Poha Chivda or Bhajke Poha Chiwda is a healthy mixture of dries beaten, flattened or pressed rice, authentic Indian spices and roasted dry fruits like cashews, almonds, raisins & pistachios, common and popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh. Poha Chiwda is a low-fat healthy snack which is a quick and instant fix to your anytime hunger pangs. Prepared by many families during festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Eid, Chiwda namkeen takes different forms depending on the region and time of the year.
Bombay is famous for its diverse collection of street foods, hitting every note on the tastebuds. From Vada Pav, to Kulfi, you can find your favourite food here. From all the tasty and delicious street foods and snacks, Bhajke Poha Chiwda is one of the healthiest alternatives among the universe of namkeen and snacks. Mumbai’s Bhajke Poha Chiwda is a variation on the normal Poha Chiwda, where the pressed rice flakes are sun dried, roasted (or fried), and spiced with spicy masala mix & shavings of ginger.
This Maharashtrian snack is a spicier and tastier version of Diet Chiwda. Adding smaller bits of coconut or kopra chips, with roasted gram and curry leaves takes the taste to a whole new level. Roasted peanuts add wholesomeness and gives the mixture a crunchy twist. Eaten as a faral during Diwali, Bhajke Poha Chiwda is loved by kids, adults, & guests alike in the festive ambience. Bhajke Chiwda used to be my favourite namkeen to take in the tiffin box to school, and to this day it is my go-to snack during tea time with my family, or drinks with friends.