February 14, 2016

Poha Chivda

Poha Chivda is a popular snack of Bangalore.  It is a healthy snack with a mixture of spices and nuts with sweet and spicy taste and easy to prepare.

Poha Chivda
Ingredients:

Thin poha - 6 cups
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Dry Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 6 to 8
Roasted gram (chutney dhal) - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - 6 strands
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 5sp
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 lemon
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Chaat masala - 1tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Sesame - 1 tbsp
Coriander Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Olive Oil - 1/4 cup

Method:
1.  Place the poha in the oven at 200 F for about two hours till crisp.
2.  Heat oil and roast peanuts, cashew nuts, dry coconuts pieces, roasted gram, raisins, green chillies till crisp, curry leaves separately.
3.  In the same oil add asafoetida, turmeric, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and when is sputters turn of the heat and add chilly powder, salt, sugar, lemon juice, coriander cumin powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala powder.
4.  Add this to the poha and mix.  Adjust seasoning to taste.

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