So what is Chivda?

Chivda is a crunchy, salty Indian snack mix based on flattened rice...

There are many different takes on what to added to the flattened rice..Some recipes call for thick flattened rice, some for thin. Some recipes omit the rice entirely and base it on cornflakes...

One from the Gujarat area might include Sugar, nuts, dried fruits, and fried potato straws, as well as spices such as turmeric, coriander, cumin and asafoetida. Another version uses mustard seed, curry seed, dried chiles, peanuts, and curry leaves.



You will need :-
  • 200 g Sprouted Green Moong Beans
  • 100 g Moth ( Matki ) Brown Beans
  • 100 g Cornflakes Chivda (Raw)..please dont use CORNFLAKES CEREAL....you can buy this cornflakes in any Indian store
  • 75 g Peanuts Unsalted
  • 75 g Cashewnuts
  • 100 g Almonds
  • 50 g Sultanas
  • 100 g  Thin Sev (Spicy Noodles)...you can make at home or buy from store ( I made at home )
  • Few springs curry leaves washed
  • 5-6 green Chillies ( Chopped )
  • 3-4 tbsp caster sugar (adjust your liking)
  • 1 tsp crushed citric acid ( LIMBU NA PHOOL)
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala, Red chilly powder and CHAAT MASALA ( according to your taste)
  • Oil to deep fry


Mehod:-
First Heat oil in a deep fry pan on medium heat. When the oil is ready to fry add beans in round Sieve and fry them until they are crunchy...(make sure you keep stirring to cook evenly) about 3-4 minutes. Now fry cornflakes same way..but cornflakes will puff immediately. Drain the oil from cornflakes with the help of a sieve and put it over tissue paper ..Fry all cornflakes let the tissue paper soak extra oil from them.

keep mixing these stuff in a big plate or bowl...On a slow heat now fry peanuts and almonds....add these stuff in a bowl too...Turn the heat off and fry curry leaves and curry patta. Now add all the remaining stuff to cornflakes and beans.  Mix really well...When cooled keep it in an airtight
containers.

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