Poha chiwada for kids

Chiwada is widely made as a snacks on festive seasons specially.Chiwada is perfect combination or a mixture of puffed rice,beaten rice,nuts and few spices.Beside taste it has very good shelf life as it is made up of dry ingredients. Extra ingredients can be added in chiwada to make it more rich in taste and nutrition also.
My mother adds thinly sliced dry cocnut pieces and raisins too ,and believe me it tastes just yummy, crunchy and delicious with these sweet ingredients. Special chiwada masala are available in market which can be used to make chiwada spicy .Or make chiwada masala at home and sprinkle it on chiawada while making it to get that spice special touch to this mixture.
I have posted here quick chiwada recipe made using beaten rice and nuts.I make it often as when kids are very hungry or when I have guests at home this ready snack helps me out.

Cooking time:60 minutes
Ingredients :

  • Thin poha(Beaten rice) special for chiwada/mixture 5 cups
  • Peanuts 1/2 cups
  • Cashew nuts 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves 
  • Garlic cloves 6 to 7
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chili powder 1 tea spoon
  • Pinch of Asafodita
  • Besan 1 tb spoon
  • Cumin 1 tea spoon
  • Sugar powdered 1/2 tea spoon
  • Lemon granules 1/2 tea spoon
  • Coriander powder 1 tea spoon
  • Oil 1/2 cup
Directions to cook:
  1. Heat heavy bottom pan.Pour 1/4 cup of oil in it.
  2. Add poha ,1 tea spoon salt and besan in it.
  3. Roast Poha on low flame till its color starts changing and also it looks crispy.Keep on stirring continuesly as poha may get burnt easily.
  4. It takes around 12 to 15 min to roast poha .Roasting time depends on quantity of poha.
  5. Heat another pan and roast peanuts with some oil.keep aside.
  6. Similar way roast cashew with some oil and keep aside.Small pieces of dry coconut can also be roasted similar way for adding in chiwada.
  7. For making chiwada :
    Take separate pan and add oil in it.
  8. Add mustard and cumin seeds in it.After seeds splutter add asafodita ,grated garlic,curry leaves in it.
  9. Add Peanuts,cashews and all powders(chili,turmeric,cumin,coriander,sugar,lemon granules) in above ingredients.
  10. Saute this mixture for few seconds.Make sure to keep flame low as this mixture may get burnt easily.
  11. Add roasted poha in it.Mix all ingredients properly and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  12. Take it out of flame and store it in air tight container after it gets cool.
Poha chiwada for kids Poha chiwada for kids Reviewed by Roopali Kadam on 22:49:00 Rating: 5

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