Chivda is made with flattened rice or Poha. It's an easy to make fried tea time snack ,quite popular in most parts of the country. It mainly consists of Poha, peanuts , with added ingredients like roasted chickpeas, coconut slivers and a mix of spices. Each household has its own version of Chivda.
Today I am sharing a guilt free version. This is baked and not fried.
You can alter the ingredients and spices as per your liking.
Poha 150 gms
Peanuts 50 gms
Roasted Chana 50 gms
Cashew 25 gms
Coconut slivers 30 gms
Puffed Rice 10 gms
Oil 3 tbsp
Curry Leaves 20
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp ( lightly crushed)
Mustard Seeds 2 tsp
Red chili pd 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Dry citric acid/Amchur 1/4tsp/1 tsp
Salt 1 1/4 tsp or to taste
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Jaggery Powder 1 tbsp
Whole Red Chili 4 broken into pieces
Mix everything with a light hand.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon mat.
Spread the mixture evenly on this tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 40-50 minutes until golden.
Take the tray out and mix after 20 minutes.
Let it cool completely.
It will turn crispy as it cools.
If not then bake for a few minutes more.
Store in an airtight container once completely cool.
Will stay fresh for 2 weeks.