Poha chivda ! Store bought types !!

Earlier i have shared the quickie microwave version of Poha chivda,though it is the best snack on the healthier side but this one is more like the store bought chivda , chat pata , crispy , loaded with goodness...
I bet one cannot stop with a bowl of it , Again don't blame me that i didnt warn you !! :) :)
Ingredients :          
  • 2 cups : Thick Poha ( Rice flakes )
  • 1/4 cup : Raw peanuts
  • 1/2cup : Sliced Coconut (fresh/ dried)
  • 1/4 cup : Roasted chana dal
  • 1/8 cup : Cashews(Halved)
  • 1/8 cup : Almonds (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup : Raisins
  • 2 tbsp : Dried Cranberries 
  • 2 tbsp : Sesame seeds
  • 4 to 5 nos : Dry red chillies
  • Few curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 tsp : Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp : Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp : Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp : Citric acid
  • 3 tbsp : Sugar
  • 3 tbsp : Oil ( For tempering )
  • Oil for deep frying 
Method
  • In a deep pan / Kadai add oil for deep frying..Once its hot, fry fistful of rice flakes at a time on high until slightly puffed but no change in colour and remove into a bowl.

  • Repeat and fry them all and rest in a bowl until the tempering is done.
  • Now in another deep pan add the 3 tbsp of oil...once its hot add the mustard seeds, curry leaves (if using) and red chillies..
  • Allow them to splutter ...Next add in the raw peanuts, roasted chana dal and fry until the peanuts turn slightly brown.
  • Later add in the cashews, raisins, almonds, cranberries, coconut slices, sesame seeds and saute until fried and golden.
  • Next add in the chilli powder, turmeric and give them a good stir.Turn off the heat and cool the mixture for a couple of minutes.
  • Lastly add the fried rice flakes and toss with the tempering until they are nicely coated with the same.
  • In a small blender jar add the sugar , salt , citric acid and pulse until fine.
  • Next add the powder to the rice flakes mix and toss again until well incorporated.

  • Now the chat pata chivda same as the store bought is ready to dive in !!
Crunchy Munching for your cozy evenings..Make and enjoy with family and friends..

We love it , hope you will love it too !

Notes
  • You can always increase or decrease the amount of nuts using and can eliminate or add other nuts to your preference.
  • Stays good for weeks but make sure to store in air tight container to lock in the freshness and maintain its crispy texture.
  • Powdered salt,sugar and citric acid eases the mixing procedure and this way everything gets incorporated real well.
  • The rice flakes have to be fried only on high flame. When fried on low they turn hard.
  • While removing the fried rice flakes from the oil you can either turn off the flame or lower the flame ..just to ensure that they do not change in colour or get burnt.
  • Rice flakes absorb oil but not too much.
  • Even though it absorbs oil , its really dry to touch.

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