How to make chiwda at home
Written by Jayashree
Published on September 13, 2017

Chiwda is one of the snacks stored in the kitchen shelves. It is primarily made during Diwali, when a variety of snacks are prepared. Here is my version of Chiwda recipe.

Plain chiwda is usually made by frying flattened rice or poha. It is then mixed with spices and other condiments. But, here we are lucky enough to get the ready version of it. Thus, it was only the seasoning that I made.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilogram plain chiwda
  • 1/2 cup groundnuts
  • 1/2 cup split dalia (putani)
  • 8 cashewnuts
  • 15 raisins
  • curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying and roasting

Method:

  1. Take oil in a thick bottom pan. Deep fry the ground nuts in oil. Do not burn them. Remove them and put them aside.
  2. Now, similarly fry the other ingredients, split dahlia, cashewnuts, raisins and curry leaves seperately.
  3. If you do not have readymade chiwda, you need to fry the rice flakes (poha or aval) also.
  4. Remove the excess oil in a bowl. You need two tablespoon of oil for the seasoning.
  5. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters put cumin and then the sesame seeds. After a few seconds, put turmeric powder, asafoetida, chilly powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and heat it for a few seconds.
  6. Add all the fried ingredients and plain chiwda to it.
  7. Mix well and heat it on a low flame for three to four minutes.
  8. Once it is cool, store in an air tight container.

Take a tip: To make chiwda, deep fry thick aval in oil and keep it aside, then proceed with the recipe. Alternatively, used the ready one, it is not deep fried also.

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Deep fry the groundnuts, split dahlia, cashew pieces, raisins and curry leaves separtely.

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Make the sesoning. Take two tablespoon of oil, add mustard seeds, as it crackles put cumin and then sesame. Next add turmeric powder, asafoetida, chilly powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and let cook for a few seconds. Then add the plain chiwda to it and mix.

 

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How to make chiwda

Chiwda is a delectable snack to binge on. It is usually made during festivals as Diwali and Holi. 

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram plain chiwda
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts
  • 1/2 cup split dahlia
  • 8 cashewnuts
  • 15 raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves
  • oil for frying and roasting

Instructions

  1. Take oil in a pan. Deep fry the groundnuts. Remove them and keep aside.

  2. Similarly, fry the split dahlia, cashew nuts, raisins and curry leaves seperately.

  3. Take two tablespoon of that oil and make the seasoning. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put cumin and sesame. Add asafoetida and turmeric. A few seconds later, add chilly powder, salt and sugar.

  4. Mix well. Put the fried ingredients into it. Add the plain chiwda and mix well.

  5. Heat it for a few minutes. Tasty chiwda is ready to binge.

Recipe Notes

To make chiwda, take flattened rice (poha or aval) and deep fry in oil. Do not make it brown in colour.

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18 Comments

  1. Lathiya

    Healthy and Yummy crunchy snack.. delicious ?

    Reply
  2. spiceaffairs2016

    My childhood favourite lovely teatime snack , and your recipe is yummy ??????

    Reply
  3. Srivalli Jetti

    This is all time favorite and during Diwali, it is prepared without fail!..very nicely done..

    Reply
  4. Soniya

    I live to snack on chiwda and this looks so yummy and perfect with a cup of hot tea!

    Reply
  5. Jagruti

    My all time favourite snack, my mum used to make this very similar method of yours. Drooling.

    Reply
  6. firsttimercook

    from childhood till now, I just love this snacks. Yours look so yum ūüôā

    Reply
  7. Aish Das-Padihari

    Perfect recipe for parties and get togethers. I like this dish spicy.

    Reply
  8. Sapna

    I love making chiwda at home. This looks so delicious, btw what is putani??

    Reply
    • jayashree

      It is split dahlia..Sapana, thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  9. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Love this Chiwda.. best tea time partner… thanks for nicely described recipe

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Ruchi

      Reply
      • Sandhya

        Chivda is my most favorite snack Jayashree and your chivda is making my mouth water here. Scrumptious share!

        Reply
        • jayashree

          Thankyou Sandhya for the visit.

          Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Ruchi, yes, we do enjoy with tea.

      Reply
  10. Nand

    This looks really good and just in time for me to make chiwda!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Glad you liked it Nandita. Thankyou.

      Reply

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