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Indian Cereal Chivda

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Cereal Chivda is a great substitute for original chivda. This is a quick and easy recipe to make. Mix of different cereals, mildly spiced makes an enjoyable crunchy snack.
  Rice cereal 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Corn flakes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Potato sticks 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Tablespoon
  Roasted peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chana dal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Rai)
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch (Hing)
  Green chili 1 , chopped
  Curry leaves 10
  Fennel seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Saunf)
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Red chili powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mango powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Amchoor Powder)

Heat the oil in a wide saucepan over medium high heat. After oil is moderately hot add mustard seeds.
As mustard seeds crack add asafetida, green chili, and curry leaves. As precaution cover the pan immediately for few seconds because as you add curry leaves to oil it will splatter.
Lower the heat to medium low, stir-fry for about 30 seconds; add raisins, peanuts and chana dal, stir-fry for one minute.
Add fennel seeds, chili powder, turmeric, and salt mix it well.
Add rice crispy cereal and corn flakes (crush the corn flakes before adding to the mix) stir the mixture gently, mix it well quick and turn off the heat. Chivda is ready.
Let the cereal chivda cool of to room temperature before serving.
Cereal chivda can be kept for several days in airtight container.

Recipe Summary

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The Cereal Chivda is a perfect snack to munch while watching a game on TV. A whole bunch of different cereals go into the making this snack. It is mildly spiced, and quite indulgent actually. If you love savory snacks, then this is your thing. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 344 Calories from Fat 166

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 553 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.7%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 7 g14.8%

Vitamin A 6.5% Vitamin C 18.3%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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