October 21, 2014

Poha Chivda

The Deliciousness from all those lovely Indian Tea Time Goodies doesn't come without its share of calories, fat & loads of guilt later post indulgence. But we love those Farsans don't we?

This Poha Chivda that I have for you today scores relatively low on the calorie count, This involves no Deep frying, has about 2 tbsp of oil & It does not contain APF :) How better can it get?

Hope your Deepavali preparations are in full swing this year. I just recovered from a nasty case of flu & I am still resting.. I am going to give those deep fried goodies & sweets a miss this year, Wishing you all a cracker of a Diwali :)

Poha Chivda

You Will Need:
  • 2 cups Paper Thin Poha
  • 2 tbsp Raw Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp Raw Cashews
  • 4 tbsp Roasted Chana Dal
  • A handful of Curry Leaves
  • 8-10 Dry Red chilies - broken
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp oil

How To:

In a fairly wide heavy bottomed kadhai, heat oil. Splutter mustard seed. Add curry leaves & red chilies & fry for about 30 secs. Add peanuts & fry for a minute. Later, add roasted chana dal & fry for another minute, Add Cashews A fry for a minute more. Add turmeric powder, salt & sugar. mix well & fry on low flame for a minute or so until the peanuts are nice & croio

Add Poha & give it a good mix till it is coated with spices. Once donce, turn off the heat & allow it to cool. once cool, transfer into an air tight jar

It goes amazingly well with coffee or Tea !! Stores well for about 10 days.