A tea time snack for you guys today! Avalakki/Poha (known as "Flaked/Beaten Rice" in English), as most of you would know, is used to make different varieties of snacks in India. Chivda (more popularly known as "Mixture" in Karnataka) is one of many such varieties. As the name suggests, this snack is a mixture of many ingredients and there is no hard and fast rule as to what goes into the snack ! Here is my version of the recipe... Feel free to make variations according to your taste and choice. Enjoi!
Update: I am sending this dish to EasyCrafts for the Fun 'n Sun event that she is hosting this month.... "Avalakki Mixture" is a perfect snack to munch on and to be carried with you during all your summer outings and travels!!! Thanx EC for hosting... :)
1 cup Thick Avalakki/ Poha / Flaked,Beaten Rice
1/4 cup Raisins/Kishmish
1/4 cup Whole Cashews/Almonds
1/4 cup Peanuts/Groundnuts
1/4 tsp Hing/Asafetida
5-7 Dry Red Chilies broken into pieces
2-3 strands Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Haldi/Turmeric
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Red Chili Powder (optional)
Sugar as per taste
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying
- Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Once the oil is hot, add poha and deep fry for a couple of seconds; Make sure not to brown the poha.
- Remove poha from oil and drain into paper towels to absorb excess oil.
- Fry the cashews/almonds, peanuts, raisins, red chilies and the curry leaves in a similar manner and drain into paper towels; Let cool for a while.
- Mix all the ingredients and the dry powders; Toss well; Adjust the ingredients according to taste; Store in air tight container and relish with hot tea/coffee or just as a snack!
Prep time: About 10-15 mins