Sprouted Beans and Cornflakes Chivda

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

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

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  1. very yummy mixture, i wanted to try this for a long time. Kids will love this

  2. thats a superb idea of a crunchy snacks. love the chivda...my Dad's absolute favourite.

  3. Sprouted beans and cornflakes...definitely my type of snacks.

  4. This looks soo nice..I love anything crunchy and savory...

  5. Dear Jagruti
    How are you ? Pl accept my Diwali greetings if it is not too early for 2011.
    I am bit tied up hence cant read all postings.
    I like this one ...will try soon in winter
    Have a nice week ahead

  6. Feel like munching some..simply fabulous looking chivda..

  7. Awesome..delicious tea time snack.

  8. Thats a perfect chivda...love yur presentation here...

  9. wow, this is toooooo tempting. Amazing clicks

  10. This needs a lot of patience & effort, isn't it? Great job.

  11. HI how r u?i like superb idea..

  12. yummy yummy yummy is all I got to say!! :)

  13. delicious stuff! what is the shelf life of this chivda, since it has fried moong sprouts?

  14. wow, what a tasty and perfect munchy snack.

  15. Happy Belated Diwali to you and your family Jagruti..Hope you had lots of fun..

    Sprouted chivda looks delicious and crunchy..

  16. Looks wonderful ... I can feel its crunchiness n munchiness right here ... Love the recipe !!
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