Thursday, November 13, 2008

CHIVDA

DAY13 OF RM#2
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Chivda is a North-Indian snack that is usually made in bulk to be eaten over several
days which are often enjoyed at tea-time.My mom never made these as we were more
addicted to the Haldiram's snack than to my mom's chivda.Moreover she's not that
good in making them:).One of my friend who happens to be a North-Indian helped
me in learning how to make it.I usually have a jar in my pantry for our hungry-
evening or for any unexpected guests.But they usually get to the bottom by the time
when a guest arrives...OOps... Can't help it!!

INGREDIENTS:
Thin poha--------------------3 cups
Peanuts----------------------1/4 cup
Raisins-----------------------2 tbp
Cashews---------------------10 broken
Dried Coconut---------------5 flakes broken
Dalia--------------------------3 tbp
Fennel seeds/Somp---------1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves----------------10
Turmeric---------------------1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder------------1/2 tsp
Salt----------------------------to taste
Sugar--------------------------1 tsp
Oil-----------------------------4tbp
DIRECTIONS:
1.Sift poha few times using a big colander to discard the powder.
2.Heat oil in a large kadai.Fry cashews,raisins,peanuts,dalia,curry leaves,coconut flakes seperately one after the another till nice light brown.(As cashews,raisins,coconut tend to fry quickly).
3.Transfer them and add fennel seeds,turmeric,chilli powder,salt,sugar to the same oil and fry for 2-3 mins.
4.Add poha and reduce heat to med-low and stir till the poha gets coated with turmeric,chilli .In case u see few white ones add little more turmeric,drops of oil and mix.
5.The end result should be a nice light yellowish and crispy poha after 5-8 mins.See that all the salt and sugar is completely melted.Else slightly sprinkle with water.
6.Add in the fried mixture(In step2) and mix nicely withut breaking them.
7.Cool down.Store in air-tight container and serve whenever hungry!!!!
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24 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said...

cool recepi and perfect snak too. love to eat them.
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Bhawana said...

Chivda looks delicious :). soo colorful.

Curry Leaf said...

Perfect snack.True we cannot help but have it :D

n33ma said...

Awesome Chivda.

karuna said...

nice and easy recipe u posted here. this is an all time fav of my husbands . must try it out.

Cham said...

Good for munching around ....

Happy cook said...

I love this snack. This looks so yumm. I would love to have them now.

anudivya said...

Sounds like a great snack! Well done.

Purva Desai said...

Chivda looks perfect.....cripsy and filled with dry fruits...
even I make this chivda in bulk and store it...

Besides a lovely surprise is waiting for you, collect it from my blog...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey that looks yummy.. i am gonna make it today or tomorrow..

Priya said...

Chivda looks prefect, goes awesome with hot coffee..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This reminds me of my Mom she makes this for snacks and sends them even to my hostel... I have something for you at http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com/2008/11/in-past-month-my-other-blogger-friends.html

Yasmeen said...

I love to munch chivda for snacks,fresh homemade is even better:)

Laavanya said...

Oh so it's not deep fried? Cool!

kamala said...

Grt snack Raaji..Love to munch it now

Usha said...

I love this snack and make it often...liked your version of it, will give it a try...cool pics as always :-)

Madhu said...

With addition for nuts, this makes for healthy snack, love to eat this any time.

Roopa said...

mmm my favorite healthy snack:)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Looks superb. I have always wanted to try it. now i think i will try it out with confidence.

UjjU said...

Hello Raaji,

Thanks for the wonderful comments you've given. I'm from Bangalore, though my mother tongue is Telugu & I've a Maharashtrian name! Confusin? Nyway, congrats to you too for the award.

You've a nice e-cookbook here. Will keep visiting it frequently.

Regards,
UjjU

Uj said...

Chivda looks really yummy.. wish could make them but we do not get Thin poha here :(

G.Pavani said...

ooh...nice recipe ...looks healthy n tasty

Sireesha said...

Its my favorite snack looks perfect and very delicious...

Divya Vikram said...

We always have haldirams stocked up to have along with tea.. This sounds a great way to make it at home.