Oats and Poha Chivda (Diabetic Snack) by Tarla Dalal

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Nov. 25, 2013

Yet another variation of a favorite Indian snack! Use oats and poha to make this healthy chivda. Carry this snack in your bag to work or to the gym for an instant pick-me-up when you feel your blood sugar levels decreasing.


Oil 2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (rai / sarson)
Green chili 2 , slit lengthwise
Curry leaves 8 (6
Asafoetida 1 Pinch
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Quick cooking rolled oats 1 Cup (16 tbs) , roasted
Poha 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , roasted (beaten rice (1/2
Roasted chana dal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (daria dal)
Whole wheat khakhra 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , broken into pieces
Salt To Taste
Powdered sugar 1 Teaspoon (Optional)



1. In a non-stick pan, heat oil, add the mustard seeds, green chilies and curry leaves. Sauté on medium flame for 30 seconds.

2. Add asafoetida and turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds.

3. Stir in oats, poha and chana dal. Cook for 1 minute.

4. Add khakhra, salt and sugar. Stir and cook for another minute. Allow to cool and store in an air-tight container.


5. Serve with tea and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 371Calories from Fat 94

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 295 mg12.29%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet