Today I have a recipe for you which was born out of my curiosity. Ever since I made this granola at home,I had been envisioning a spicy version of that.Of course I have a huge sweet tooth,but if I can make a spicy crunchy munchy snack with all healthy ingredients,why not?So I kept on thinking how to make a spicy version of granola and ended up with this chivda(phew after all our very own chivda is a spicy version of granola,it took so much time for me to realize). I foresaw something,ended up making this chivda in the same lines of my earlier chivda recipe,I tweaked the recipe here and there to the suit the ingredients I had. While I started off with this chivda,I however realized few ingredients (like pumpkin seeds) were not well received,so I skipped them now.You can by all means add any kind of seeds/nuts here,after all they will add to the nutrition factor. I have changed few ingredients just to make this different from my first chivda,so you can use or leave few ingredients (see notes) as per your taste. Here in this recipe I have used oil as I am constantly being asked for vegan recipes,you can use butter/ghee too. These are the kind of snacks I love,the ones that anyone can munch at any time of the day without worrying much about oil content and when made at home you are the one who control what should go in and what should not,right,yeah this chivda takes hardly 15 minutes and you will love this.
Oats mixture recipe
Star ingredients: Oats and beaten rice
Yield: About 3 cups
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup medium thick beaten rice/aval
1/8 cup cashew nuts
1/8 cup gram dal (channa dal/kadalai paruppu)
1/8 cup raisins
1/8 cup roasted dal
1-1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
3 teaspoons oil
1.Heat a kadai and add 2 teaspoons oil.Fry oats and beaten rice one by one until crispy.Remove to a plate.
2.Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and add channa dal,cashew nuts and curry leaves.Add all the spice powders and salt.Fry on low flame till the cashews and channa dal turns golden.Add this to the fried otas mixture along with the oil.
3.Now add the raisins and roasted gram. Mix thoroughly.
4.Store in a airtight box,mix well before serving.
1.As I said above you can use butter or ghee instead of oil.
2.You can use peanuts along with channa dal
3.If you like the taste of the seeds used in granola you can add them too.