Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crunchy Munchy #4 - Corn Chuda/Cornflakes Chivda

I am sure all of u are enjoying the Crunchy Munchy posts going on here…  Its been 3 posts till now, here I come with the 4th one J

Crunchy Munchy#4 –Corn Chivda


We need:
  • 2 cups Corn Poha/Pressed Maize
  • ½ cup Peanuts/ Groundnuts
  • Cashews/raisins (optional)
  • Fresh Curry leaves
  • Oil for Deep frying
 For the Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 tsp Sugar powder
  • Salt to taste


  •  In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the Masala Powder and keep aside
  • Deep fry the corn poha part by part.. drain and remove on a paper towel.
  • Once the corns r deep fried fry peanuts until crisp, then fry raisins,curry leaves and drain on a paper towel.
  • Now mix the fried items all together.
  • Take  masala powder and sprinkle over the fried corn poha and mix well. The masala should be added to poha when it is hot as it mixes well.
  • Add more masala if needed.
Let this cool and then store in dry airtight containers

Tastes Yum Yum  when u add lozza love in it.
 With the last post of CRUNCHY MUNCHY series  Its time to say bye!!!!
Promise to come with more recipes J

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crunchy Munchy # 3 Charmuri Chuda/Charmuri Chivda


When u feel like munching something without oil yet something crispy and yumm here is Charmuri Chivda/Chuda for u…
Charmuri is a Konkani word for puffed rice.
Puffed Rice/Murmura/Kurmura - 7 cups
Peanuts/Groundnuts - 1 cup
Curry Leaves - a sprig (optional)
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Thick sev – 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp
1. Wash curry leaves and pat them dry.
2. Heat oil in a kadai.  Fry the peanuts till colour changes or roast the peanuts in MW oven.
3. Now, in the same kadai add curry leaves.  Saute till crisp now add puffed rice and sauté for a minute.  Then add fried peanuts.
Allow to cool for a while then add thick sev, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt and sugar. 
5. Mix well and chivda is ready. After it cools completely, store it in air tight container.

Tastes Yum Yum Face Eating Yellow Smiley Decoration Images when u add lozza loveYellow Smiley Face In Love Decoration Images in it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crunchy Munchy #2- Masala Kadlo

Till date I never made masala kadle, or chips or even chivda’s all myself instead I just sat besides helping amma with just getting things ready and the MAIN PART i.e EATING ;).
Now that I have got a good opportunity to learn from amma and make it all myself and Amma doing the helping part I feel so good J. Infact I feel great that Amma has learnt to rest J.


So here is the Crunchy Munchy#2- Masala Kadlo/Masala Kadle/Gram flour and spice coated peanuts.
Kadlo in Konkani means peanuts/groundnuts. And when u deep fry them coating with all the spices its Just Yummmm…
Rain is on the go and When it pours it feels great to munch on this snack with a hot Cuppa Coffee or Tea J.
This recipe is very simple to make.
 Enjoy the deep fried crunchy peanuts.
So here is what to do for Masala Kadlo
You will need
250 g peanuts
125 g gram flour (besan)
2 tablespoon (25 to 30 ml) water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
Coconut Oil for Deep frying


1.    Mix peanuts with besan, salt, red chilli powder, and hing.
Sprinkle 2 tbsp water and mix well. Mixture should be thick and well coated on each peanut. 


1.    Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and fry gram flour coated peanuts in batches (depends on how big ur frying pan is I fried in 2 batches as my frying wok was big enough) until golden color and crisp (Do not fry on high heat. Peanuts will get the brown color immediately and it won't cook inside). 
2.    Drain and place on paper towel so that it absorbs excess oil.


Serve with Tea or Coffee or just munch them without any thing
Last but not the least Tastes Yum Yum Face Eating Yellow Smiley Decoration Images when u add lozza loveYellow Smiley Face In Love Decoration Images in it.
With a Crunchy post its time to say bubye!!!!