Making delicious and healthy Poha Namkeen is a quick recipe as it gets ready in just 10 minutes. And the best thing is that it is roasted.

So, next time you have guests, by the time you prepare tea/coffee, your snack item will also be ready.

Poha Namkeen


Call it Poha Namkeen or Chiwda Namkeen or diet mixture or by any other name. One thing remains common that this crispy-crunchy-light weight-zero calorie mixture is loved by all. Have it with tea, without tea or for any time munching it always tickle our taste buds. You just can’t stop easily after having even little. Weight watchers love it as it has zero calories…

It is a common breakfast item and is equally preferred for the late afternoon snack or anytime munching.

No matter how much I make it, it gets finished in a jiffy. Everybody loves it. Especially if you start eating it while watching TV then all you get back is the empty container.


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Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen

Poha Namkeen


Q) Which Poha is used in this recipe?

Poha comes in 2 varieties, thick and thin. Though thick one is ideal for frying. For roasting, you can use either thick or thin. It’s just that thicker one takes a little more time in getting roasted.

Q) How can I make it without an air fryer?

You can always make it in kadhai especially if making it in bulk. I have made it in a kadhai (wok) too. That too was simple except that it took some time plus flipping it off and on.

Q) How to roast Poha in air fryer?


Q) What is the benefit of making it in an air fryer?


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Poha Namkeen


  • 100 g Poha
  • 25 g Peanuts
  • 25 g Roasted Chana
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Leaves Dried
  • 2 pc Papad roasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chaat Masala


  • Preheat the air fryer for 2 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Take Poha in a bowl or parchment paper or aluminium foil and keep it in the basket of the air fryer. Keep the paper or foil in such a way that the basket is not fully covered and there is space for the hot air to move freely. See the pic above for reference.
  • Air fry Poha for 4 to 5 minutes depending upon how crunchy you like.
  • Once done, take out the Poha in a bowl.
  • Now, add peanuts in the Air Fryer No need for any foil or paper now. This is because peanuts can easily stay on the basket.
  • Air fry for just 2 minutes. They get roasted very fast so take care.
  • In the bowl, mix everything that is roasted Poha, roasted peanuts, crushed papad and roasted chana. You can add cornflakes and coconut pieces if desired.
  • Sprinkle salt and chat masala.
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and whole red chillies.
  • Put this oil on Poha mixture.
  • Toss nicely using 2 spoons or with light hands.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  1. The time of roasting Poha may vary slightly depending upon the air fryer. So, keep a watch on it and adjust time accordingly.
  2. Adjust the quantity of all the ingredients as per your preference.
  3. You can make it in a kadhai (wok) as well if wishing to make it in bulk. The process remains exactly the same.



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