Chivda (low calorie)

Posted on June 25, 2009. Filed under: Snacks | Tags: , , , |

A delectable snack made with flaked rice seasoned with a right blend of spices. Use a thin variety of poha commonly known as “nylon poha”, to make a crispier snack. This chivda can be stored in an air-tight container for several days.
This guilt-free chivda is a good option for a mid-morning or an evening snack.

Preparation Time : 5 mins.
Cooking Time : 8 mins.

Serves 4.

1 cup poha (beaten rice flakes)
1 teaspoon raw peanuts (optional)
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
4 to 5 curry leaves
1 tablespoon roasted chana dal (daria)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon oil
salt to taste
1. Roast the poha and peanuts in a non-stick pan, stirring occasionally till the poha is crisp (approx. 3 to 4 minutes).
2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and roasted chana dal and stir.
3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well.
4. Add the roasted poha and peanuts, sugar and salt and mix well.
5. Cool and store in an air-tight container.

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