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Microwave Poha Chivda (Beaten Rice Namkeen)

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Chivda is a traditional Maharashtrian snack made for Diwali and is called by many different names across India (namkin).
Ingredients
  Thin poha 3 Cup (48 tbs) (beaten rice)
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Green chillies 2 , finely chopped
  Unsalted peanuts 1 Tablespoon
  Roasted chana dal 2 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Powdered sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Citric acid 1 Pinch
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Dried coconut flakes 2 Tablespoon, roasted (or shavings)
  Cashew nuts 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) Put the poha in a shallow ovenproof dish.
2) Place the dish in microwave and heat on high for 2 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
3) In another ovenproof bowl, mix together oil and mustard seeds and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
4) Stir in the green chillies, curry leaves, unsalted peanuts, roasted chana dal, coconut, cashews and turmeric powder.
5) Heat on high for 1 minute more.

FINALIZING
6) Now add poha to the green chilli mixture stir well and microwave on high for 1 minute more.
7) Mix in the sugar, citric acid and salt to the chilli mixture, mix well.

SERVING
8) Serve at room temperature with hot masala chai (tea).

TIPS
This chivda can be stored in an airtight container for 5 to 7 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Microwaving
Occasion: 
Diwali
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Story
Diwali has always been most important festival of our family. And Diwali is incomplete without the Faraal (Assorted sweet and savory snacks). This is my mom’s recipe, but there are various different recipes to make chiwda. This recipe is also good for diet conscious people. Chivda is common snack in any Indian supermarket and can be obtained easily, but to prepare it at home especially for Diwali is more fun. You can give your personal touch to it by adding ingredients of your choice.
Subtitle: 
Namkin

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