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Rekindling Bonds with Snacks: The Chivda Recipe


My kid has always been a fan of snacks, as many are aware. It’s been some time since I last prepared any. Given that we’re just getting over a minor disagreement, I felt today was the perfect day to whip up some.

I’m not particularly fond of store-bought snacks, but there’s an exception for anything homemade by my mother or grandmother. Today, I decided to serve freshly made, crunchy chivda in a paper cone. I garnished it with freshly diced onions and cilantro, drizzled some lime juice, and enjoyed it while gazing at my blossoming bougainvillea. It was a moment of gratitude for the wonderful partner I have in life.


  • 5 cups of thin poha (flattened rice suitable for chivda)
  • 3/4 cup peanuts
  • 3/4 cup roasted split gram
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup halved cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup slivered dried coconut
  • 3 curry leaf sprigs
  • 4-5 green chilies
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. metkoot
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. asafetida
  • 3/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt and powdered sugar as per taste
  • 2 tbsp. ghee (oil can be a substitute, but ghee ensures longer freshness)


  1. Prepare and measure all ingredients.
  2. Heat ghee in a sizable pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter.
  4. Quickly introduce green chilies and curry leaves, followed by asafetida and turmeric.
  5. Incorporate peanuts and coconut, frying until the coconut turns golden.
  6. Add gram and cashews, frying for another minute.
  7. Reduce heat, add coriander and red chili powders, and stir until aromatic.
  8. Mix in raisins and poha.
  9. Season with salt, metkoot, and sugar, ensuring even distribution.
  10. Allow to cool before transferring to an airtight container.
  11. Enjoy as a standalone snack or with added veggies and a lemon squeeze for a relaxed afternoon treat.

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