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Chivda


Chivda is a delicious and crispy any time snack made from crunchy beaten rice flakes (Poha).Chivda is a kind of ‘namkeen’. There are many kinds of ‘chivda’. Among Maharashtrians , the no-deep frying version is more popular. My Amma prepares this frequently as its my favorite one. The thin variety of poha(also called as ‘paper avalakki’/ Patala Poha) is used for this. I have tasted many varieties , but I always loved my Ammas version as it is more flavorful.

Ingredients:-

2 lbs Patala Poha (Thin beaten rice)
1 cup Groundnuts
1 cup Roasted chana dal (Daliya)
10 green chilies minced
2 Red chilies
6 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp Cumin seeds
Several sprigs of Curry Leaves
½ tsp Hing
2 tbsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Dhania Powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp powdered sugar



Method:-

1) Traditionally the beaten flakes are sun dried in order to crisp them.
2) We can achieve a similar effect by roasting them in the microwave. I usually divide the poha into small batches and roast in the microwave for about 2 mins each batch. Roast them twice for an extra and long lasting crunch. OR Roast poha on medium heat until crisp.
3) Place the poha in a shallow microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Keep aside.
4) Heat oil in a big pan (enough to fit all ingredients) add mustard and cumin seeds and let them crackle.
5) Add the green chilies, red chilly pieces, roasted chana dal and the peanuts, fry on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
6) Drop in the curry leaves, asafetida (Hing) , turmeric powder ,Dhania Powder and salt and fry well.
7) Stir in the beaten rice and toss till it is well coated with the oil and spices.
8) After the ingredients are well mixed, turn off heat, take the pan off the stove and add sugar. Mix well to incorporate.
9) Delicious crisp chivda is ready.
10) Let it cool completely and store Chivda in an airtight container.
11) Keeps well upto 2 months.

21 Comments:

  1. Hari Chandana said...
    looks delicious and perfect Sireesha... lovely click.. :)
    Shama Nagarajan said...
    nice yummy crunchy snack
    Usha said...
    Looks inviting and yum !
    Sailaja said...
    lovely tea time snack...
    Gita said...
    Hi Sireesha...nice picture...this is an ideal evening snack...healthy and filling :)
    Curry Leaf said...
    Lovely and much loved namkeen.Looks perfect and inviting Sireesha
    Pooja said...
    Looks so delicious!
    Priya said...
    Prefect and crispy snacks looks great Sireesha!
    RAKS KITCHEN said...
    This could be a perfect tea time snack for me,looks nice:)
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    That's an perfect snack...looks yum....
    DEESHA said...
    chivda looks awesome
    Priti said...
    My all time fav...looks so gud
    Doloncookbook said...
    This is perfect for evening snack .. I have one pending draft on chivda . We bengalis call it Chire bhaja ... But mine one is little different ....Looks nice ...
    Parita said...
    i love this chivda especially made by my mom..yum yum!
    sangi said...
    healthy&crispy snack...
    Preety said...
    love to munch on these anytime of the day..perfect snack
    Lakshmi Venkatesh said...
    Delicious Snack
    sowmya said...
    would love this with tea..good one..
    Ammu said...
    Looks delicious and perfect snack for evening time.
    vidhas said...
    Perfect snack for the evening , pictures are inviting.
    Sabera said...
    Sireesha, I like your recipe so much, I've used it as a reference link in my recent blog post. See here: http://onelifetoeat.com/2010/03/09/channa-dal-split-chickpeas-indian-style/

    Look forward to more such recipes!

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