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Peas Poha

Light snack of flat rice and peas

Recipe by Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

Pressed rice (chiwara) is very popular in North India for preparing various snacks and this is one of the popular recipes.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 cup Pressed Rice
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 2 tbsps. Ginger
  • 2 nos. Green Chilies
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsps. Coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp All spice powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 3 tbsps. Clarified Butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 nos. Cashews
  • 8 nos. Raisins


  1. Wash chiwara with water quickly and keep aside for half an hour.(Choose chiwara that is of medium body. Very light varieties are not good for this recipe)
  2. Heat butter in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  3. Turn the heat to medium and add ginger, chili ,coriander and, turmeric powder. Fry for a few seconds.
  4. Add peas and stir about 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat.
  5. Add chiwara, salt and garam masala and mix well, keep about 5 minutes on low heat.
  6. Add coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  7. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.



u have mentioned chiwra but it is actually called jada poha. chiwra is a type of readymade snack available at the stores.


should add chopped onions and curry leaves instad of ginger


if you will add some sugar and lemon juice in this recipe then it will taste much better.