How to make chiwda at home

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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 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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making of chiwda

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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Tasty Bhindi Fry | okra fry

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Bhindi is the common name for ladies finger or okra. It is a versatile vegetable which can be turned into crispy fried savouries or as a stir fry. The stuffed okra is simply irresistible. The weather calls for fried food and I ended up frying it, Tasty Bhindi Fry is on the blog today. I like this recipe for it’s simplicity, no extra dressings or garnishing; but yet, it is tasty and loved by all.

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My other bhindi recipes: okra stir fry, stuffed bhindi

Let’s get over to the recipe of Bhindi Fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg ladys finger/okra/ bhindi
  • salt to taste
  • 3 teaspoon chilli powder
  • oil for frying

Method:

  1. Wash and dry the okra. Cut them into thin pieces.
  2. Take oil in a pan.
  3. Heat it.
  4. Once it it is hot, slowly put a bowl of it.
  5. Deep fry on medium flame, after sometime, keep it on high for sometime. Keep stirring with a ladle.
  6. Once it is light brown in colour, remove it on a tissue paper.
  7. Put the next batch to fry.
  8. Take the fried ones and put them in a bowl. Add a little salt and chilly powder (1/2 teaspoon). Mix it well.
  9. You need to repeat this step every time.
  10. Store in a air tight container.

Take a tip:

  • Add salt and chilly powder accordingly.
  • Let it not get darker in colour, it will taste bitter.
  • Cut them into thin pieces.
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Bhindi Fry | Okra fry | Ladies finger Fry

Bhindi fry is a tasty accompaniment that can be used with any meal. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, karnataka, South Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 kilogram bhindi/okra/lady's finger
  • 3 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Wash and pat dry the okra. Cut them into thin pieces.

  2. Heat oil in a pan. 

  3. Once it is heated, add handful of cut pieces slowly into the oil.

  4. Deep fry on medium flame. After a few minutes, fry on high flame for one minute.

  5. Once it is light brown in colour, reduce the flame and remove it on a tissue paper.

  6. Put the next badge of okra pieces to fry.

  7. Put the fried okra in a bowl. Add a little salt and chilly powder to it. Mix it. It is ready to serve.

  8. Repeat for the rest of the cut pieces.

Recipe Notes

  • Cut okra into thin pieces.
  • Add salt and chilly powder accordingly.

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Ring Murukku snacks in the jar

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Ring murukku is another kind of dry snacks. It is from the state of Andhra Pradesh. They are soft but crispy, different from the usual kodbole that we make.

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Other snack recipes;

Kodbole Instant Chakli Poha Chiwda

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • asafoetida
  • oil for frying

Method:

  1. Wash and soak moong dal for half an hour.
  2. Heat one cup of water. Drain the soaked dal and put it in water along with salt.
  3. Once the water, put the rice flour, keep stirring continuously.
  4. When the consistency becomes thick, turn off the gas. Let cool.
  5. Add chilli powder and asafoetida to it. Knead it to a dough.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough and roll into the shape of a ring.
  7. Repeat for a few more balls.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  9. Once it is hot, put a few murukku (six to seven ) in the oil.
  10. Deep fry on medium flame until golden in colour.
  11. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
  12. Ring Murukku are ready to serve.

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Ring Murukku

Ring Murukku is another kind of snack that can be made and stored in jars. They are crispy on the outside but soft inside.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • asafoetida
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak moong dal in water for thirty minutes.

  2. Heat one cup water. Drain the water from the soaked moong. Put it in water along with salt.

  3. Once it boils, add rice flour and stir continuously, it should come to a thick consistency.

  4. Let cool. Add chilli powder and asafoetida to it and knead well.

  5. Take a small ball of the dough and roll into a ring shape. 

  6. Make a few more rings.

  7. Heat oil in a pan.

  8. Once it is hot, put a few rings (about six or seven) and deep fry on medium flame until golden in  colour.

  9. Remove them on an absorbent paper. 

  10. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Ring murukku are ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Make them more circular in shape like a small ring. Mine are not exactly like a ring, could not make them again for the photograph.

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