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Monday, March 8, 2021

Easy to Go Munching Edible – Pan Fried Chivda

My home city Mumbai - celebrates all the festivities of life, and with that comes different options of farsan like chakli, bhakarwadi, gathiya, soya sticks, aloo bhujia, khakra, karanjis, various versions of chrunchy chiwda like farali chivda, corn flakes chivda, sago pearls chivda, poha chivda and lots more. Chivda is a great addictive and simple snack, loaded with iron, fiber, carbohydrates so it’s a win win. I personally love to nibble chivda when I’m bored or I want something to just keep me going.

It’s really easy to make and you can make this using any spices you like and adjust to your taste. If you don’t like cashews, you can add roasted peanuts or raisins. It’s an amazing blend of mixtures prepared by considering healthy choices. I created my own copycat version of crispy Poha Chivda and the taste is pretty close to the real deal. Whenever I miss my home and family especially during this time of the year, I open up this jar of snack to shrunk the distance momentarily, this snack was an exercise in eating my feelings. How you are navigating this distance? Is it food, music, dance or endless Zoom or House parties that you turn to?

You can also check my Poha recipe which is also healthy version of breakfast!

Healthy Flattened Rice Snack

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: Less than 20 minutes

Serves: Depends


2-cups flattened rice

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 green chilies, chopped – depends on the spice meter you like

½ cup sliced coconut

10 cashews

5 curry leaves

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon sugar, powdered form

Salt, as per the taste


  • On a low heat, dry roast flattened rice for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring in between. Once crispy in texture, leave it aside.
  • In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil and on a low heat - add curry leaves, sliced coconut pieces, cashews and chopped green chilies, you can also add peanuts. Saute well until all the elements become light brown in color.
  • Later, add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and roasted flattened rice. Mix thoroughly and add powdered sugar and salt. Mix again for another 2 minutes. Turn off the flame, adjust the seasonings and leave it aside to cool completely.
  • Store in an air tight jar and enjoy munching!

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