'Mixture' in the snack world means a mix of various fried goodies. Poha mixture, has beaten rice ( Known as Poha in India) mixed along with various dry fruits and nuts. Another easy and straight forward recipe that has been innovated in the recent times. No flour is involved, so you need not worry about the proportions going wrong or not having the special equipments like the 'Murukku Press'. Fry the poha and nuts of your choice, spice it up and enjoy. Another easy snack recipe .
You can add or reduce the amount of colour ( turmeric and chilli powder) in this recipe. Also, add all your choice of dry fruits and nuts. You can also dry roast the ingredients if you are calorie conscious.
Chivda | Poha Mixture | Bombay Mixture :
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15-20 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup
Storage : Keeps good for upto 7-8 days when stored in a clean and dry air-tight containers.
1 cup poha/beaten rice
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup roasted gram
1/2 cup coconut ( thinly sliced)
1/4 cup cashew nuts ( halved)
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
salt to taste
oil to fry
1. Heat oil in an iron kadai or pan.2. When the oil is hot, place a small batch of poha inside a smaller vessel ( with holes) and fry them it done.Note : Check the temperature of oil by dropping a piece of poha. If it instantly sizzles and floats up, you can start frying. Mix turmeric powder to the poha before frying.3. Repeat for the entire batch, drain in a kitchen towel and set it aside.
4. Once the beaten rice is fried, fry the gram, coconut pieces and nuts, curry leaves separately , dry and set it aside.
5. Transfer them to a wide bowl, add spice powder and salt.
6. Mix well and once they are completely cool , store them in clean air tight containers.
Your crunchy home made tea time snack is ready so quickly !
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