Sunday, 11 November 2012


'Chivda' is a light tea time snack which is crunchy and delicious made from beaten rice flakes (poha) and puffed rice (murmure). This chivda  is a not deep fried and very popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat region.

1 kg beaten rice flakes (poha or paper avalakki)
1/2 kg puffed rice (murmura)
1 cup peanuts
Mustard seeds 1 tbs
1/2 cup cashewnuts (chopped)
2 tbs sesame seeds
2 tbs phutane
3 green chillies (chopped)
1 tbs turmeric powder
2 tbs kadipatta leaves
2 tbs red chilli powder
salt as per taste
sugar 2 tbs
1 tsb hing
Oil for frying the spices

  1. Dry roast the poha till it is crispy. Keep stirring it from time to time. After poha is crisp remove it on a flat plate and keep it for cooling. Dry roast the murmure and roast till it is crispy. Keep it aside for cooling and mix it with the poha.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add peanuts and fry it till it is light brown. Add cashewnuts and fry for a minute. Add futane, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, green chillies, kadipatta leaves and fry all this till it is light brown in colour. Put off the gas and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder. Add the poha and murmure. Later on add salt and sugar. Mix well. Allow it to cool down completely. Store in a air tight container.

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