Friday, October 14, 2011

Patal Pohya cha Chivda (Thin Poha Chivda)


Diwali is definitely on the horizon now. Can't wait for the festive season to start. So today I am sharing this Chivda recipe loved by all my family members and is a must have on our Diwali plate.

Ingredients: 1lb thin pohe (approx), 1/2 cup peanuts, 1/2 cup chana dalia (daala in marathi), 1/4 cup of thin vertical pieces of dry coconut, 1 tbsp white sesame seeds, 10-15 chopped green chilies,  3 tsp coriander powder (optional), 3 tsp cumin powder (optional), 1 tbsp Chivda Masala (optional), salt to taste, 1 tbsp finely ground sugar (confectioners sugar). For Tempering: 1/2 cup oil, 2-3 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp asofoetida, 15-20 curry leaves.

Method: Take a pan and put 1 tsp ghee and roast pohe on medium heat until crisp. Add little oil in the same pan and fry peanuts until light brown. Remove them and fry coconut pieces until light brown. Chop and fry green chilies - 1/4 inch pieces. Wipe the pan with paper tissue. Then prepare tempering by adding oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida, curry leaves, sesame seeds, chana dalia and fried chilly pieces. Finally add pohe, peanuts and coconut pieces and mix. Add salt, coriander-cumin powder, chivda masala, sugar and salt and toss gently just to coat pohe with all the spices. Cool before storing in an airtight container.

Tips and Variations:
  • Instead of roasting pohe on the stove, you can preheat the oven to 375 - 400 deg F and roast pohe on sheet pan for 8 -10 minutes or until crisp. Keep an eye on them constantly as they can burn easily.
  • You can roast and add Puffed Rice to the chivda if you like.
Till my next post, take care everyone.

    21 comments:

    Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

    This is my fav chivda...loved the way you made it..

    Cheers
    Muskaan

    divya said...

    super O super... looks so tempting..

    Ammu's said...

    Yummy one..I love to have it as a snack..

    Kurryleaves said...

    looks really tempting

    Zareena said...

    This looks very crispy and crunchy. Nice evening snack.

    Hari Chandana said...

    simple and delicious snack.. yummy !!
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    Sravs said...

    This is one of my fav chivda !! looks crispy and yummy !!

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    Priya said...

    Very addictive and super crispy chivda..

    Plateful said...

    I love recipes with poha and this's something I've never ventured into. Yet. Seasons greeting to you and your loved one!

    Kalyani's Platter said...

    love the snack and they looks delicious ......

    kranthi said...

    yummy snack. really wanna eaat this now

    Suja said...

    Yummy snack,bookmarked

    Aarthi said...

    This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    wow, 1 lb pohe, that sounds a good quantity. Need to visit you to enjoy this :)

    R said...

    AtoZ Muskaan, Divya, Ammu's, Kurryleaves, Zareena, Hari Chandana, Srav's, Priya, Plateful, Kalyani's Platter, Kranthi, Suja, Aarthi,: Thanks for appreciating!

    Priya YM: thanks! sure, come over anytime :))

    Sobha Shyam said...

    simple, delicious and yummy snack..will love to munch these with hot cup of coffee.

    Now Serving said...

    Love such chivdas - mouth watering yum!!!

    Padhu said...

    chivda looks so tempting .I am glad that you liked my boondi laddu post .Thank you

    Santosh Bangar said...

    crispy snack is perfect namkeen wit tea at any time

    yummylittlecooks said...

    Hi, thanks for dropping by :)
    The snack looks so crunchy, but,er...I'm not familiar with this snack, may I know how to eat this? with rice or totaly snacking?

    R said...

    sobha shyam, now serving, padhu, santosh bangar :thanks for appreciating.

    yummylittlecooks: have left a note on ur blog.