Khakhra Chivda (Tiffin Treats For Kids)

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May. 08, 2015

When kids get bored of the usual rotis in their tiffin box, you can make an exciting snack with crispy khakhra instead! Made with wheat flour, khakhras are quite as satiating as rotis but can be quite thrilling for kids to munch on. Here crushed khakhras are pepped up with roasted chana dal, peanuts, cashewnuts, sev and other interesting ingredients, which will make the taste buds and of course, your kids to jump with joy. You can make a large batch of this Khakhra Chivda and store it in an airtight container for 5-6 days, ready to send in the tiffin box anytime you wish. It can come in really handy on hurried days when you dont have time to prepare an elaborate tiffin. Moreover, your kids would love it too!


Coarsely crushed khakhra 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Oil 4 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon (hing)
Roasted chana dal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (daria)
Roasted peanuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , peeled
Chopped cashewnuts 3 Tablespoon (kaju)
Curry leaves 7 (kadi patta)
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon (haldi)
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Powdered sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Sev 3 Tablespoon



In a deep non-stick pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. 

Once the seeds crackle, add asafoetida, roasted chana dal, peanuts, cashewnuts. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the chana dal, peanuts and cashewnuts turn light brown in colour, while stirring occasionally.

Add curry leaves, turmeric powder, and chilli powder. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add khakhra, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

Switch off the flame. Add salt and sugar. Mix well and keep aside to cool completely.

Sprinkle sev and toss well.


Serve or store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 4 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Minutes
Servings: 2