October 18, 2006 at 7:31 am 3 comments

Preparations for diwali are in full swing all around. First the cleaning and now making the sweets and snacks! Chivda is a must every Diwali. In fact munching on Chivda is a must all year round. Its one snack which has to be made before the earlier reaches the depletion level!

I must warn you..Chivda is very one can eat just once!

Great snack to carry with you when you are traveling, it is also very very easy to make. Like most of the recipes there are many variations of this snack. Keeping Diwali in mind I made this Chivda without any masalas or garlic and with one of the easiest recipes.


For Chivda you need:

2 cups crisp Poha (flattened rice) –the thin variety

1 cup murmura (puffed rice)

¼ cup peanuts

¼  cup roasted Chana dal (daliya) 

6–8 green chillies coarsely ground

10-12 curry leaves (tear them with your hands)

2 tsp white sesame (white Til) seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

1tsp powdered sugar

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumene seeds

Salt as per taste

2 tbsp oil 

The flattened rice as well as the puffed rice has to be very crisp for making Chivda. Use the thin variety of poha.

In a deep pan heat oil. Add the mustard seeds. Once they crackle add the cumene seeds and then the curry leaves. Add the peanuts and fry for a few minutes. Then add the daliya and again fry for some time.Add the sesame seeds. Add the green chilly paste, fry nicely, add turmeric and then add the poha and the murmura.Stir nicely so that the poha and the murmura is coated with the masala. Add salt and sugar and stir nicely once again. Switch off the gas and cool this chivda nicely say about 2-3 hours and then store it in airtight containers.

Chivda can be eaten as it is.

It sould be had directly from the container! Serving in bowls with a spoon…no the taste isn’t the same!!!You can also top it with some chopped onion, chopped green coriander and lime juice.

You can also add few cloves of garlic at the tadka stage…that’s one of my favourite variations…But for diwali it has to be without garlic.

So this Diwali enjoy this quick and easy, crispy Chivda.

I warned you…it is addictive!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Indira  |  October 20, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    Chivda, the one and only snack food for the road trips. We love chivda and call it kaaram borugulu. and I agree, they are addictive. I could eat atleast a big dabba of chivda in one setting.:)

  • 2. Krishna Janmashtami « My Foodcourt  |  September 5, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    […] Prasad: Milk Barfi,Coconut Barfi,Mysore Pak,Rava(semolina) Ladoo and Chivda […]

  • 3. Kopri Mithai- Coconut Barfi « My Foodcourt  |  September 7, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    […] I will give here a simple recipe for Kopri Mithai or Coconut Barfi. I have already blogged about the Chivda recipe here. […]


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