Monday, September 17, 2012

Chivda using Rice Krispies

A simple snack recipe that can be changed as you wish....There is no such rules here...You put in anything...mix and eat..Chivda is a snack made of pori(puffed rice), Aval(beaten rice) or even you can use Rice crispies...Any nuts can be used.If you need a hot version increase the spices... you want it garlicky add crushed garlic fried lightly in oil..These stay fresh for long when kept in air tight box...and makes a perfect snack for tea...and is very easy to put together...Eat them as is or garnish with little chopped onions and a squeeze of lemon juice...Just perfect...

Rice krispies -4 cups
Peanut-1/4 cup
Cashews-1/4 cup
Raisins-1/4 cup
Roasted gram(Pottu kadala(i))-1/4 cup
Curry Leaves-1 sprig
Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Sugar-1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chili-1 no(halved)
Salt to taste
Oil-3 tsp

Method of preparation:
1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a wok. Fry the peanuts till the color of skin changes slightly. It should be crunchy too. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat remaining oil and fry the cashews, raisins and set aside. Then fry the roasted gram and keep aside.
3. Now fry the curry leaves and the dry chili in remaining oil.Add more oil if needed.
4. Now add the red chili powder, turmeric powder and rice krispes in the warm wok(heat turned off) and give it a good stir(there should not be oil in it,oil traces are fine).
5.  Add this and all other drained ingredients into a medium sized vessel.
6. Give it a good stir and then add the sugar and salt to it.
7. Put a lid to the vessel and give it a good shake, so that all the ingredients mix well. Cool and store in air tight vessel.
8. Serve as a snack with tea/juice.


  1. I like your version of chivda and liked your pics, specially the last printable form...

  2. Interesting!!! I love your pictures espescially the ones that are standing!!! Amazing


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  3. Yummy crispies..Nice clicks as well Reshmi.

  4. Oh yes, like you say there are no rules. Add whatever you fancy and it will still turn out a good product. Tasty and yet light.

  5. Well explained n well presented

  6. A perfect tea time snack. Wonderfully presented Rashmi.

  7. Delicious!! Absolutely bleeping delicious..

  8. Deleicious..nice idea to use rice crispies to make chivda..

  9. Loved the way you presented! good clicks Reshmi!

  10. Prefect evening snacks,love this curnchy munchy chivda.

  11. what a perfect snack Reshmi, love it... and you clicks makes it all the more beautiful

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  12. Healthy, crispy, tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. I am drooling here seeing your picture..Very appealing..

  14. Yummy snack,can munch this any the clicks dear.

  15. This really sounds good. I'll have to give it a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. I love these chivida looks easy to make.

  17. yummy and tempting snack.. nice snaps

  18. This looks like a great snack. and love your pics!

  19. Great snack... Pictures are just awesome.


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