Poha chivda or aval mixture – easy diwali snacks recipeTweet
Poha chivda or aval mixture is a very popular and healthy snack made of thin beaten rice and flavoured with peanuts, roasted chana dal and mild spices. It can be prepared instantly and can be enjoyed as a tea time snack. Poha chivda is a also a very common snack prepared during Diwali festival. It is a low fat snack which can be easily prepared at home. It does not use too much oil and can be easily stored in an airtight container upto one month.
- Thin Poha or beaten rice - 2 cups
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Green chillies - 1 to 2 (finely chopped)
- 1 string of curry leaves
- Whole raw peanuts - 1/4 cup
- Roasted chana dal (daliya) - 1/4 cup
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Sugar - 1 teaspoon
- Dry coconut - 1 tablespoon (sliced into small pieces)
- Salt to taste
HOW TO MAKE POHA CHIVDA OR AVAL MIXTURE RECIPE Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on a low flame. Add thin poha and roast till it becomes crisp. Keep aside
In the same pan, add another 1 tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it stops spluttering, add cumin seeds. Cook till it becomes light brown.
Add green chillies, curry leaves, dry coconut pieces, roasted chana dal and peanuts. Stir fry on a low flame till they become light brown in colour
Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add roasted poha and combine together and cook on a low heat for another 1 minute by stirring continously and mixing well. Switch off the flame.
Add sugar and mix it well. Once cooled down completely, transfer poha chivda in an airtight container. It stays good for upto a month.