Pohyacha Chivda- Desi Answer to Trail mix.

pohachivda/rice flakes trail mix
Hello Dearies!!! Its blast from the past today!! Chivda is a staple at my home most times. This is easy to make and so popular with most of my guests that if you have chivda and someone calls for in for tea, then no other snack is needed in such unprepared times.  I am keeping things short today as I am in a rush to get my day time job duties finished. Kindly excuse me for my no-show here, but I promise you that I will be back with some very new recipes and  surprises for you in the next couple of months.

You will need;
3 lbs Thin Rice Flakes
1 cup Peanuts Roasted
1/2 cup Cashews
1cup Raisins or Dried Cranberries
1 Cup Daliya/Toasted gram lentils
1/2 Almonds roasted-Optional
Green Chilies-- 5-6
Curry leaves about a handful
Salt Sugar, Corriander and Jeera powder and 1 Tbspn Amchur or dry mango powder- approx 1-2 tspn each.

2 Tbspn Bedekar Chivda Masala- Optional But highly recommended.

1/2 to 3/4 cup oil -
**Use your judgement. Use more if the Poha absorbs all oil in the tempering.( At times  the poha absorbs the oil, at such times you might need to make the tempering again.)
1 tbspn Mustard seeds, 
1 tbspn Cumin Seeds/Jeera, 
1 tspn Aesafodita/Hing 
1 tspn Haldi/Turmeric 

In  a wok, dry roast the rice flakes till they get roasted .. meaning if you crush a few flakes, they should form powder... this is a good sign that they are roasted well..

Now remove these roasted flakes in a tray.. let it cool...
in the same wok, heat the oil, add the mustard seeds, jeera, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, peanuts, daliya, almonds and cashews.. fry for 5 mins then add raisins/cranberries, salt and sugar... again fry for one minute.. 

lastly add the Roasted thin flakes and stir well.... add the coriander and Cumin powder, Dry mango powder, chivda masala and stir well....Njoiii this Chivda

To make chivda bhel, add in chopped onions and tomatoes, dash of lemon juice and shev on top.

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Jagruti said...

And one nice friend of yours is here to help you out :) Chivda is my fav too.....perfect snack for everyone..thnx for sending this to me :)

Manasi said...

I love chivda, it is my any-time is chivda time snack!
i like to eat it with a dollop of yogurt! yum!

I sometimes stick the poha in the oven ( on 200f) when I cannot toast them on the stove top, saves a lot of effort!

Teena Mary said...

Perfect healthy snack!!

divya said...

Just mouthwatering...looks yummy & delicious!

Lavanya T R said...

Nice snack
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This goes so perfectly well with tea. Low on calories and high on taste!