Chivda/Spicy Puffed Rice mix

Chivda – a mixture of spices, puffed rice and fried nuts, etc. It is enjoyed as a snack with hot cup of tea or munchies and prepared during any festival in India.



Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups of thick flattened rice
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup gram
  • 6 green chillies, cut into half and slit lengthwise
  • 10-20 curry leaves
  • a mixture of salt, sugar, red chilli pwd, turmeric powder and cumin powder as per taste
  • oil for deep frying

Method :

  1. In a pan, heat oil.
  2. Deep fry the flatenned rice till it puffs up and is crispy. (Do not allow them to turn brown).
  3. Then fry the peanuts, gram, chillies and curry leaves one by one.
  4. Drain all the fried items on absorbent paper. Allow to cool.
  5. Mix all the fried items and spice mixture together.
  6. Check the taste and add necessary spice if required.
  7. Enjoy the crispy spicy snack.





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