Friday, 26 June 2015

Chivda Recipe

Chivda is most famous tea time snack in India in fact more famous in Maharashtra. It is prepared in large quantity by my mum during the festival season like Diwali/Dasara. When I was small and used to stay in hostel for studies, I remember my mom used to prepare laddoo and chivda and pack for me. Even now she gives whenever I return from my native :). I used to think preparing it  is a very big task since the quantity she would prepare would be large! but don't think so that its too difficult. We can prepare in small quantities with easily available set of ingredients. There are different forms of Murmure (flattened rice in marathi) available in the market like kanda pohe type, or the typical Maharashtrian ones which are little puffy. I am using the thin flattened rice that is usually used for preparing Kanda Pohe. We will see below steps on how it can be prepared.

Flattened rice -1 cup
Oil - 2 table spoon
cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon
mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
salt - to taste
sugar - half tea spoon (optional)
coriander seeds - 1 tea spoon
groundnut - 1/4th cup
Curry leaves - 1-2 strand
Citric acid - pinch of (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Green shilli - 2-3 roughly chopped
Puthane Dal / Roasted gram - 1/4 cup

1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, when heated add itmes to temper like cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves. 
2. When it splutters add chopped green chilli, roasted gram, peanuts, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.
3. Add flattened rice, salt, sugar , pinch of citric acid and mix well. Saute for few minutes.
4. After its done allow this to cool down and store it in airtight container.
5. A perfect tea time snack is ready to be served.

  • You can use red chilli powder in place of green chilli.
  • Adding citric acid adds little bit of sour taste, You can skip if you do not want.
  • Adding sugar is also optional.

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