Roasted chevro / chevdo

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
25 min


Number of serving: 3
4 cups thin pawa /poha , (dried cooked flattened rice)

1/2 cup whole almonds

1/2 cup whole cashew nuts

1/2 small red peanuts

1/2 melon seeds

1/2 golden raisins

1/2 cup daria / dalia (roasted split chickpeas – available in Indian shops)

2 teaspoons tumeric

2 teaspoons sugar

salt to taste

powdered red chillis to taste

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon aniseed

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

12-14 curry leaves

3-4 cloves


  • Warm the oven to 150 degrees centigrade or 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the Tumeric, salt, sugar and red chili powder in a small bowl.
  • Place the pawa / poha in 2 large trays and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Place in a large container and Stir in the tumeric mix. Don’t worry if the mix does not look yellow, the colour will develop.
  • Place the raisins on a baking tray, spray with a little oil, bake for about 5 minutes or until the raisins swell up into tiny balls.
  • Turn up the temperature 175 degrees centigrade / 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the Almonds, Cashews nut for 15 minutes.
  • Melon seeds, peanuts and daria / dalia for 10 minutes. Mix the raisins and nuts with the pawa / poha.
  • Heat the oil in a small frying pan, fry the aniseed, sesame seeds mustard seeds, curry leaves and cloves and add to the chevro mix.

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