Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chiwda - Tea Time snack

This is very famous snack in central part of India like Maharashtra, Gujarat.. The method of preparation could vary; this is my recipe. In my household this is made during Diwali time too :-0

I don't wait for Diwali to make this as we love this with tea!

It is very easy yet super delicious ..

Here is what we need 

  • 2 cups thin poha
  • handful of peanuts
  • handful of soft chana daal
  • 4-5 green chilies
  • 1/2 sp amchur or dry mango powder
  • 3 sp mustard seeds
  • 1 sp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • handful thinly sliced dry coconut ( I don't like this so I avoid)
  • 4 sp oil
  • 1 sp turmeric powder
  • 2 sp sugar
  • salt per taste

Microwave poha for 1 and half minute to make it crispy. Time will vary so try some and check if its good enuf for you. I like to hear the crunch of poha.

Chop green chilies in fine circles. chop curry leaves.

In a pan, heat oil, once hot add mustard seeds, as they splutter put cumin, green chilies, give it a good mix. Add curry leaves. Put peanuts and let them brown. Then add chana daal. Add turmeric powder. Add poha.

Mix it well. Switch off the stove. Add amchur powder, sugar and salt.

Keep it open in the pan till it cools down a bit. Dig in :-)

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