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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 Maize½ cup Peanuts/ GroundnutsCashews/raisins (optional)Fresh Curry leavesOil for Deep frying For the Masala Powder 1 tsp Red Chili Powder1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder4 tsp Sugar powderSalt to taste

Method:  In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the Masala Powder and keep asideDeep 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 containe…

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. Ingredients: 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  when u add lozza love in it.

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 pea…