Saturday, March 19, 2011

Poha Chivda (Beaten Rice Savoury)

This savoury delight is made of beaten rice (flattened rice/poha/aval) and is a much enjoyed snack in my home. It is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that spices up in a very easy-to-cook manner. The quantities specified below can be altered to suit your palate.




What goes:-
  • Beaten Rice/Rice Flakes - 1 Cup
  • Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Green Chillis - 2 - to taste (Finely chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 5 to 6 pods - optional -crushed (i did not use)
  • Curry leaves - 1 to 2 sprigs
  • Groundnuts - 1/4 cup
  • Dry Coconut slices - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted Bengal Gram - a fistful
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cashews & raisins - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Oil - 1 tsp 

How:-

Lightly roast the rice flakes in a pan till they are dry and crispy. In another pan add oil and allow mustard & cumin to splutter. Now add the turmeric powder, green chillis, garlic and the curry leaves. Stir for some time and then add the groundnuts, coconut and the rasted grams. 




Add rice flakes along with salt and keep stirring continuously.




Finally add the nuts & raisins. Saute for some more time and remove from heat.



Serve hot or cold. Enjoy !



Linking this to Priya's Fast Food Not Fat Food

26 comments:

  1. I love the chivda..we call it chooda...this is so versatile giving us room to add or less ingredients...lovely.

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  2. lovely and awesome and simple poha chivda to have with evening tea.

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  3. That is so rich with nuts... Feel like grabbing a plate...

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  4. Poha looks delicious and mouthwatering.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. what a wonderful dish, love the addition of cashews and raisins. thanks for sharing

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  6. One of our favorite snacks Priya!!

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  7. Poha chivda looks delicious, nice recipe with raisins and cashews

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  8. I love poha and this looks delicious..one of our favorite evening snack.

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  9. Healthy snack to munch on,looks delicious.

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  10. Feel like munching some, love the addition of raisins..yumm!

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  11. Poha chivda and the step by step pics are wonderful... Wish a bowl for me too :-)

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  12. My mom makes this almost exactly but she adds about a tsp of powdered sugar to this.It may be because we are a bunch of sweet lovers.Your Pics are so tempting.

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  13. Poha looks delicious, yummy and tempting.
    Wish you & your family a very Happy Holi.

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  14. Wish you and your family a very happy holi :)


    Poha looks delicious...

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  15. Poha chivda looks very inviting.
    Happy Holi..

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  16. Hey,

    Yummy snack dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Fun and fast food ! yummy! Thanks for entering to my event :)

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  18. its is favorite when compared to regular mixture....looks very tempting!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  19. Mouth watering!!! Bookmarking this recipe and happy to follow you. :)

    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com

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