Chivda (Roasted) Type 1

Popularly maharashtrians make 2 types of chivda for diwali. The roasted (भाजलेला) chivda is made round the year. During Diwali we deck it up a little more than usual. 
For the diet conscious check my lite version here
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500 gms Beaten rice (Poha- Thin)
250 gms ground nuts
1 cup sliced dry coconut
2 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp raisins
4 green chillies cut in small pieces
3-4 sprigs of curry leaves
2 tspn mustard seeds
2 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn asafoetida (you can add this liberally)
2 tspn turmeric powder
2 tbsp powdered sugar
salt to taste
Oil to deep fry the nuts
2 tspn Oil for tempering
1) In a deep frying pan, heat some oil and deep fry the following in batches, ground nuts, cashews, raisins.
2) Next deep fry the green chillies until they turn crispy and white in color.

3) Now, you have a choice, roast the poha in microwave (4 -5 batches for 500 gms in 10 inch dish). Micorwave on high for 4 min, stirring every 1 min. For the last minute watch stir every 15 sec. The final outcome should be crunchy.
 Else, you can roast them for 20-25 min on low flame stirring constantly using a spoonful of oil.
4) They should come out nice and crunchy.
5) In a large wok/ kadhai, heat 2 tspn of oil and add the curry leaves (loads) and fry them till they are crispy.

6) Next add the mustard seeds , let it crackle, add the asafoetida, then add cumin seeds and turmeric. Also add the sesame seeds when each of the above.

7) Next add the poha and stir gently.
8) Next add your fried goodies and stir well.
9) Let it roast for another 10 min.

This is ready to serve and store.  This stays well for a month just ensure that you pack it only when this is completely cooled off.


tempted to make it right away...lovely recipe:)
Vardhini said…
I recently made chivda and loved it .. looks yummy.

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Gayathri Kumar said…
Nice tea time snack..
Priya Suresh said…
Super tempting chivda..feel like munching some..
Srivalli said…
Nice one..make it for the diwali regularly..
layaa said…
Great flavourable chivda....yummy...HAPPY DIWALI TO U N UR FAMILY
Harini said…
Hey this is what I am planning to today :) It has been a while since I made this chivda!
Mélange ! said…
Real festival ambience with that Chivda..Lovely recipe..

Happy Deewali to you and family !
Unknown said…
I made it too...and i have been eating it all up!...:) yummy!
veena said…
This looks so crunchy!!!!!!love it:-)
sushma said…
Mouth watering recipe...
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Nice festival treat!
Padmajha said…
Yummy and crispy snack...This is one of my all time favorites..

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