Chivda / Chiwada ( Maharashtrian style )
½ kg paper poha/ nylon poha / thin poha
½ cup peanuts
½ cup roasted chana dal
¼ cup chopped dry coconut slices
10-12 kadi patta / curry leaves
3 -4 no. chopped Green chillies
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon Garlic & Ginger paste
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds/rai
½ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds/safed til
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi
pinch of asafetida /hing
1 teaspoon sugar or as per your taste
1 teaspoon amchur /dry mango powder
salt as per your taste
First microwave the poha in a microwave safe bowl / pan for 2 minutes ( in a batches ) stirring after 1 minute. OR Roast it in a kadhai until crispy , Stir often to prevent burning OR sun dry it for a couple of hours, they turn crispy .
Light crush coriander seeds , sesame seeds .
Heat a oil in a kadhai (1/4 cup or as u required ) fry peanuts , coconut , chana dal till slightly golden ,drain them and keep it a side .
Now in a same oil add in the mustard, cumin . Allow them to pop.then add asafetida chopped green chilly G&G paste , turmeric, crushed sesame and coriander seeds fry it for a second curry Leaves and cook for a few second ,salt amrchr powder , sugar (switch of the flame ) and fried peanuts , chana dal , coconut .mix everything well, now add this mix into roasted poha and stir thoroughly to mix the poha in with the tempered oil mix so that everything mix properly now check taste of chivda (add salt sugar & amchur as per your need) If you like more spicy you can add chilly powder to it . let the chivda mixture cool and then store in an air-tight container you can store it for a month .
serve the chivda as a tea time snack or for munching time .