Recipe- Here Is How To Make Poha Chivda Namkeen

By: Pinki Wed, 10 Feb 2021 3:46 PM

Recipe- Here is How To Make Poha Chivda Namkeen

Poha chivda is a popular and easy snack in India. It is specially popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is specially made on Diwali along with others savory items.

You can also use corn chivda instead of poha chivda for a variation. Cashews, raisins, almonds, roasted chana daal and peanuts can be added according to your own preference. You may also add some fried masala boondi in it. I love to add sugar in it but addition of sugar and turmeric is optional.

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1.5 cup Flattened Rice/Chivda
1 cup Corn chivda
3/4 cup Peanuts / moongphali
1/2 cup Roasted chana daal/ daaliya
1/2 cup Cashew nuts / Kaju
2 tbsp Raisins / Kishmish
1 tbsp Green chilies chopped
10 Curry leaves
1 tsp Chili powder/Lal mirch
2 tsp Castor sugar/pisi hui chini
Pinch Citric acid / tatri / Nimbu phool powdered
3/4 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
To taste Salt / Namak

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* Take a small bowl and mix all the spices in it and keep aside.(A)

* Heat enough oil in a deep and wide pan/kadhai .

* Keep all the ingredients near you before frying as all the frying should be done quickly,and keep a colander handy to collect all the fried ingredients in it.

* When the oil become hot add curry leaves and fry till they become crisp,drain on a colander.

* Now fry chopped green chilies till crisp and then drain.

* Fry the peanuts on medium heat till they become golden, then drain on the colander.

* Same way deep fry cashew nuts and chana daal in medium heat to a nice golden colour and then drain on the colander.

* Add raisins in hot oil, and as soon as they swell up, immediately take them out and drain.
* Overcooked raisins become chewy and hard.

* Add a handful of poha in hot oil, and when done it will come up and start floating over the oil then strain it with a fine metal sieve and add in the colander.

* Don’t over crowd the pan with poha, else it will not cook properly.

* No need to over cook it or make it golden. It remains white even after frying.

* In the same, fry the remaining poha and corn chivda.

* Keep collecting all the fried ingredients in the same colander.

* Now coarsely crush the fried curry leaves and mix with all the ingredients.

* When you finish frying all the ingredients, immediately add the spice mix (A) in the fried hot chivda and mix well.

* Let it cool down completely then store in a air tight container.

* Serving Suggestions – Serve with any hot or cold beverage.

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