Chivda/puffed rice masala

Main Dish
1 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 1
5-6 cups Puffed rice

1/4 Peanuts

1/4 cup beaten rice

1-2 tsp Garlic paste

1/2 tsp Hing

1 tsp Red chili powder

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Mustard seeds

Few curry leaves

Sugar as per taste

Salt as per taste


  • Place the poha in a shallow microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Heat the sauce pan with oil, add cumin ; mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow them to splutter. Add garlic paste, peanuts and fry for few minutes.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, hing , salt and turn of the heat. Add puffed rice and poha mix it with tadaka. It takes time to coat the oil all over the puffed rice. Gently mix it.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar, cumin powder and mix it. Let it cool completely. Serve with Bhaji /pakoda or just with mixed Sev.
  • While tempering keep very low flame other, otherwise the masala will burn fast. If Puffed rice are soft, then dry roast them on low flame.
  • This will help to keep them crunchy. Or Try with chopped Onion, Tomatoes, Coriander leaves and Lime juice.


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