Thursday, 12 November 2015

"Patal Pohyacha Chiwada" or Chiwada made with thin poha.

Well quite late though, here is the recipe for another chiwada.."Patal Pohyacha Chiwada" or Chiwada made with thin poha. Snack on it any time be it Diwali or not!!


Ingredients:
1. Patal pohe 500gm
2. Coriander leaves, washed and chopped around 1/2 cup
3. 10-12 curry leaves
4. 2 green chili deseeded
5. 2 tbsp red chill powder
6. 2-3 tbsp turmeric powder
7. 4 tbsp sugar(can be adjusted as per taste, liking)
8. 1 tbsp garam masala
9. 1/4 cup ground nuts
10. 1/4 cup dale(pandharpuri dale)/fried gram daal
11. 1/2 cup murmura
12. 1/2 tsp rai
13. 1/2 tsp jeera
14. 1/4 cup oil (Can take upto 1/2 cup if you want slightly oily chiwada)

Preparation:
1. Grind salt, sugar, red chilli powder, garam masala together and keep aside. This is our dry masala.
2. Now grind coriander leaves, curry leaves and green chilli together and keep aside. This is the green paste masala.
3. Dry roast poha in parts, stirring continuously for 2-3 mins for each part and set aside. Roast murmura and mix with poha.
4. In little oil, fry ground nuts and dale separately and keep aside. 
5. Heat remaining oil in a deep pan/kadhai and add rai, jeera. As it tampers add the green paste and fry for few mins stirring continuously such that all moisture evaporates.
6. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Lower the flame to minimum now.
7. Add roasted poha, murmura, fried ground nuts, dale and mix well.
8. Add dry masala powder prepared above and mix well and roast for another few mins till chiwada becomes crisp.
9. Cool to room temperature and store in airtight jar.

Kitchen Gyan: As all the masala and curry leaves, coriander, chilli also added in ground form, this chiwada is almost free of any waste(chura) that results at the end of chiwada 

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