DRY FRUIT CHIVDA
It is festive time and I am afraid most households will be busy preparing their family’s favourite sweets and snacks. Though I make various varieties of snacks, it is sweets that is most liked by my husband. He is very choosy about sweets and when I set out to make Kaju Pista Roll, which will soon feature here, I set aside some cashews for the Chivda. It is an instant recipe and hardly needs 10 minutes to make. Even working women who find it hard to stand in the kitchen due to lack of time, this is easy, spicy and crunchy snack.You can alter the dry fruits as per your choice and availability. It was during last Diwali that I chanced to eat this at a friend’s place. Though I thought of making this, somehow it didn’t happen. In South India, Chivda is called mixture due to the addition of many ingredients in it.
I wanted to make a low fat, no deep fry recipe. So this recipe contains very less oil. In regular chivda, there will be addition of boondi, sev, etc. in addition to nuts. There are various methods in which you can make them and enjoy. I have many such recipes in my blog such as Madras Mixture, Corn Flakes Mixture, Poha Chivda, Sabudana Chivda and Oats Chivda. Nirlep Selec + Fry pan, with which I have made this recipe, has the unique base and body for heat absorption and consumes less oil too. You can try many recipes and use less oil in your diet and stay fit and healthy. During the last few days I have been posting Diwali recipes and there is more to come in the coming days. Do try them out and let me know the feedback.