Saturday, November 10, 2012

Puffed Poha Chivda

Time 20 min
Puffed Poha  6 cup
Oil  1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar powder 2 tsp
Groundnuts 3/4 cup
Cashew nuts 1/2 cup
Kismis 1/4 cup
Roasted chickpeas (Dalia) 1tbsp
Red chili powder 1.5 to 2 tsp as per taste
Dhana jeera powder 1/4 tsp

For seasoning
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 3 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Crushed garlic 1/2 tsp

Keep poha in microwave bowl heat it for about 3 min at 900 watt. Remove from microwave and keep it in mixing bowl. This makes poha crispy. 
Fry groundnuts and cashew nuts in 1/2 cup oil till it light brown in colour. Allow it to cool. 
Take big pan, heat remaining oil, as well as used oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, After it pops out add garlic paste, asafoetida, curry leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dhana jeera powder and dalia. Then turn off the flame immediately after garlic turns golden in colour. Then add poha, salt, sugar powder, kismis, fried groundnuts and cashewnuts and mix well. Then turn on the flame ( low ) keep mixing all ingredients for 5 min. Then turn off the flame. Take out the vessel outside the stove. After it becomes cold store it in air tight container. 

U can add ready made chivda masala (1.5 tsp or as per taste) instead of red chili powder and dhana jeera powder.

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