China is a popular regional snack of Central India, mainly Maharashtra. It is a spicy mix of various spices and dried ingredients. It’s on of the best homemade munching snack that is easy to prepare.
It can be consumed whenever you feel like having something to eat, it also makes a perfect TV watching snack when popcorn is not available.
Follow the step by step instructions to prepare this delicious treat for yourself.
2 cup Flattened Rice (Poha)
0.25 cup Peanuts (Moongfali)
0.25 cup Roasted Chickpea (Bhuna Chana)
0.75 cup Cashew nuts (Kaju)
0.25 cup Coconut slices (thinly sliced)
INGREDIENTS TO TEMPERING:
1 tbsp Mustard oil
0.5 teaspoon Cumin seeds
0.25 teaspoon Asafoetida
0.25 teaspoon Mustard seeds
as per taste Salt
0.5 teaspoon Red chili powder
0.5 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon Sugar
6 to 7 leaves Curry Leaves
Keep all the ingredients ready for chivda. Heat the wok/kadai with oil.
In a strainer, add flattened rice and deep fry it (along with the strainer) till it is light golden and crisp. (It will take approximately 1 minutes). take out the fried flattened rice on a tissue paper to get rid of the extra oil.
In the strainer, add chickpea and sliced coconut. Fry it on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Take out the fried ingredients on a tissue paper to get rid of the extra oil.
In the same strainer, add peanuts and deep fry it on a low flame till it is light golden in the color. Take out the fried peanuts on a tissue paper to get rid of the extra oil.
In the strainer, add cashew nuts and curry leaves. Fry it on a low flame till it is light golden in the color. Take out the fried ingredients on a tissue paper to get rid of the extra oil.
All the ingredients are ready for combining.
In the pan, add oil and temper with mustard and cumin seeds, asafoetida. When the seeds are starting crackle add red chili, turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and sugar. Mix it well. switch off the flame.
In a mixing bowl, add all the fried ingredients and tempering. Mix it well.
The Delicious Chidva is Ready. Enjoy with Friends or Family