Indian snacks are very tasty and healthy. When we talk about healthy Indian snacks, the list is endless. If you love Indian snacks or miss the homemade chiwda, prepared by your mom. Then don’t worry, because today’s special dish is poha chivda.
Chivda is a namkeen mixture prepared from thin flattened rice, nuts, peanuts, herbs, and spices. It is healthy because it contains nuts and herbs that are good for health, and flattened rice is fat-free. Chivda is very famous in the Maharashtrian state of India, and it was also originated from Maharashtra.
It is prepared during festivals and occasions. So, let’s make this tasty snack at home with this quick Poha chivda recipe.
Per bowl of chiwda contains 330 kcal
- Carbohydrates 197g
- Protein 23g
- Fat 111g
- 250 gm thin flattened rice
- 4 tbsp peanuts
- 2 tbsp dry coconut, desiccated
- 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
- 3 green chilies, cut into pieces
- 50-60 curry leaves
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp powdered citric acid
- 40-50 ml Oil
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- In a tempering pan, add oil and let it heat.
- Now add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and white sesame seeds. Let it crackle and turn off the flame.
- Then add turmeric powder and mix it. Keep aside for future use.
- In a flat pan, add thin flattened rice and dry roast them on low flame. Stir continuously lightly with a spatula. Note: To check if it is completely roasted, take some amount of it on your fist and crush it. If it crushes easily, it means it is roasted completely.
- Turn off the flame. Keep it aside for further use.
- Take a non-stick pan with a heavy bottom and heat some oil in it, add peanuts and fry them. Remove and keep aside.
- Then fry dry coconut, remove and keep aside.
- After that, add roasted peanut and fry it until brown. Transfer the golden brown peanut into a bowl and keep it aside.
- Then fry green chilies until color changes. Remove and keep it aside.
- Now add curry leaves and fry them. Then remove and save it for later use.
- After that, take a large flat utensil and add roasted flattened rice, fried peanuts, coconut, peanuts, green chilies, and curry leaves.
- Then add prepared tempering, and mix everything properly with a spatula. Mix it lightly; otherwise, it will crack.
- Now add powdered sugar, salt, and powdered citric acid. Mix well.
The Marathi chivda is ready to serve. You can store this light snack in an airtight container and munch it with your loved ones.