Friday, November 12, 2010

Chivda / Puffed Rice Masala

It is very simple and easy to prepare & goes well if any unexpected guests arriv eour home.It can be prepared and stored for a long time ,kids can also like it well.This Chat item was came to know for me  from one of my North Indian School (Rajasthani English Medium School,Vijayawada) friend "Pinkey .J.Jain".She regularly used to bring this Chat item in her tiffin box and used to share to all friends in the Class.Her Mom prepares excellently.Days ,I studied in the school with her had this chat item and when we completed our school education &; was entering to the College ,both being Joined in different colleges ,I missed this recipe.But I got the procedure of preparing this item from her Mom,anytime I can taste it from My Mother.Never tried this before in India,simply tasting this item from my Mom.After coming to the U.S,I have been eating when I goes to some of my North Indian Friends home.Again ,I reminded the taste & procedure of my School friend's ; today started doing with little variation.So,friends,here goes the recipe item .

  • Puffed rice/Maramaralu/Murmure- 5-6 cups
  • Patla Poha/Atukulu-1/4 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar as per taste (powdered sugar)
  • Curryleaves-few
  • Hing-1/2 tsp
  • Garlic pieces- 1tsp or Garlic paste -1-2 tsp
  • Peanuts (roasted)-1/4 cup
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Oil-1/2tbsp for seasoning & for roasting dals,nuts use as needed
  • Bengal gram /Senagapappu-2tbsp
  • Greenchillies-3 no chopped or Red chillipowder-1tsp
  • Place the Poha in a shallow Microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2mins & keep it aside or You can also roast for sometime in a pan heating with oil.
  • Heat the Sauce pan with oil,add Mustard ,Cumin,Curry leaves .
  •  When they starts splutter ,add Ginger pieces or paste,Green chillies,peanuts ,bengalgram and fry for few minutes.
  • Add red chillipowder (if greenchillies not using) ,Hing,Turmeric ,salt & turn off the heat.
  • Mix Poha & Puffed rice to the Tadka /seasoning .Mix well ,and it takes time to coat the oil all over the Puffed rice.Gently mix it.
  • Finally sprinkle powdered sugar & mix it.
  • Let it cool completely.Serve on a plate .

Serving Ideas:
  • Serve with Bhaji /Pakora or just with mixed sev.
  • Try with chopped Onion,Tomatoes, Coriander leaves & Lime Juice.
  • If Puffed rice are soft,then dry roast them on low flame .This will help them to keep crunchy.
  • While tempering,keep very flame ,otherwise the masala willburn fast.
  • Let it Completely cool and store in an Air-Tight Container.

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