Friday, March 14, 2008

Rice crispies Chivda.

(About Chivda : Chivda is a typical Indian dry snack which can be served with tea . Can be munched on even when you are not hungry .It can be made and stored for several days . It is good to be served to surprise visitors at home. )

Ingredients :
1 pckt plain rice crispies , , 3/4th cup Oil , ½ cup peanuts , 1 tbspn raisins ,1 tbspn cashew ,
1 tbspn mustard seeds , ½ tspn cumin (jeera) , ½ inch pieces of 8 to 1o green chillies ,
12-15 curry leaves , 2 pinch asafoetida (hing) , ½ tspn turmeric powder (haldi) ,
1 tbspn chat masala , salt to taste , ½ tspn sugar.
Procedure :
Heat oil in a pan. Fry peanuts in the oil till they turn dark brown . Remove peanuts and add it to the rice crispies . Fry cashews split into halves till goden brown and add them to the rice crispies. Drop the raisins and remove them immediately out of the hot oil. This is done only to remove the raw taste of raisins . Make sure you drain all the excess oil from the fried ingredients.

Tadka : Use the same heated oil . Add mustard seeds and as they begin to splutter add cumin , green chillies , curry leaves , asafoetida (hing) , turmeric (haldi) . This is traditionally called as “Tadka” in Indian cooking . Thers can be slight variations in the ingredients depending on the dish to be made.
Evenly spread the the Tadka over the rice crispies. Now add chat Masala , Salt , sugar and mix well. Remember that rice crispies already have a salt content. Make sure that you add minimal salt just to adjust the salty taste.
Rice crispy Chivda is ready to serve .


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