Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Poha Chiwda | Aval Chivda | Easy Snack Recipes | Diwali Snacks

Poha Chivda or Poha Chivda is nothing but an Indian version of hot and sweet trial mix. It makes for a perfect tea time snack and the mild spiciness and the just right sweetness makes it a perfect pairing for your coffee or tea. You may share it with your partner over your tea table or if you are like me, put the kid to sleep, pull out your favorite cooking book and snuggle onto your couch with your personal cup of black tea and personal plate of chivda. I however prefer the latter.

I made this sometime back just before Diwali when I had little above half a cup of red poha and out of ideas on what to make with it. A phone call to the mother came to rescue and I got into business once the kid was up and playing on his own (which seldom happens). BTW, he is a BIG-TIME attention seeker and can never be by himself and his mom has to be his playmate 24/7. But that is what makes me happy these days. Watching him play, watching him grow, watching him do anything ~ I just can't get enough of it.

Prep Time: 10 mins; Cooking time: 20 mins; Serves - 2

~*What U Need*~
Poha/Aval - 3/4 cup
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Roasted chana dhal - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 1/4 cps
Black raisins - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Brown sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - to tast
Oil for deep frying

How I Made it:
Measure all your ingredients and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai. When it is hot, add the poha and fry it. It should become crisp and will start floating in the oil. Drain and place in a kitchen towel. Similarly fry the peanuts, cashews, raisins, dhal and curry leaves and drain excess oil. Once it is warm to touch, take a large bowl, add all the fried items sprinkle hing, red chilli powder, salt and brown sugar and mix gently till evenly coated. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.
Serve as a tea time snack.

** My Notes:
** The oil should be very hot. When you drop the poha, it should fry and immediately come up.
** I used the red variety poha but you can use whatever you like.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. crunchy munchy mixture...lovely clicks

  2. crispy snack, love to munch them now :)

  3. Love this snack intend to try sometime, thanks for sharing

  4. WE love crispies like this .Very easy and good tea time snack .

  5. perfect snack to much in the eve with a cup of tea or coffee

  6. looks so gorgeous and tempting..

  7. Poha chivda looks tempting, cool and healthier too :)

  8. crunchy one perfect for tis climate..

  9. looks so tempting.. I can finish the whole bowl in no time

  10. Super dear.my mil used to do all the time.
    Shobas Delight.

  11. Crispy and addictive snack...Looks tempting..
    Love the new header Vimitha..looks nice

  12. My aunt used to make this chiwda and I used to absolutely love it. Now I know where to look for a recipe when I want to make it myself :-)


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