Oats chivda recipe – How to make roasted oats chivda recipe – healthy recipes

Oats chivda is a healthy chivda recipe made with oats, nuts and mild spices.  Here the oats and the nuts are roasted instead of deep frying and very little oil is used for roasting them. It can also be had as a  tea-time snack.  If you are making for any festive occasions, you can add poha to the oats to make this chivda.  Oats chivda is very easy to make and can be prepared within half an hour.  Do try this healthy chivda for a change from the usual chivdas made.

Prep Time : 10 mins

Cook Time :  15 mins

Servings :  2-3 persons

Indian cuisine


Oats – 1 cup

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

A pinch of asafetida or hing

Turmeric powder or haldi – 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 10

Green chillies – 2 (sliced or chopped into small pieces)

Peanuts – 10

Raisins – 10

Cashewnuts – 6 to 7

Almonds – 6 to 7

Salt as per taste



Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium flame.  Add peanuts, almonds and cashewnuts and fry till light golden in colour.  Remove them in a plate.  Then add raisins and fry till they puff up.  Keep all the fried nuts and raisins aside.


Heat a pan on medium flame.  Add oats and dry roast till light golden brown in colour.  Set aside

To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.  Allow them to splutter and then add hing, green chillies and curry leaves.  Saute on a low flame for half a minute.  Add turmeric powder and mix well.

Add the roasted oats and fried nuts and give a good mix.  Cook on a low flame for another 2 minutes.  Then switch off the flame.

Healthy and delicious oats chivda is ready to be served.  Store in an airtight container and enjoy as a tea-time snack or anytime snack.


You can add poha to give that extra crunchy taste to the chivda.

Add red chilli powder to make it more spicy.

Add chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and little lemon juice to the chivda just before serving.  It tastes very good and can be had as a filling evening snack.

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