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Poha chivda | aval mixture with video

Poha Chivda is a low fat snack made with aval | poha , a less oil and not a deep fried mixture. Though i already posted South Indian Mixture recipe, i have a few request from readers for a healthy diwali recipe which they can make for their parents | in laws, this poha chivda immediately came to my mind. So if you want to try something healthy this time, make this poha mixture | aval mixture. I learnt this recipe from my friend Janani, long back when we met for a evening tea .
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Aval mixture | poha chivda

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Poha| aval  1 cup 
     Green chili  2
     Raw peanuts  4 tblsp
     Roasted gram dal | pottukadalai  4 tblsp
     Sugar  1 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Mustard seeds  few
     Dry coconut (kopra)   1 tblsp
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Oil   1 tblsp
                                               Video of How to make Poha chivda 

     Method with step wise pictures: 

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  • In a pan,  roast the poha , with 1 tsp of oil ( use medium thin poha) till it turns golden brown.
  • Be careful not to make it burnt.
  • Keep it aside. In the same pan add oil and add mustard seeds and slit the green chillies and add to it.
  • Powder the sugar in a mortar and pestle.
  • Add the roasted gram, peanuts and powdered sugar and salt to this.
  • When the peanuts,and dal turns golden brown switch off the flame and mix it to the roasted poha.
  • Mix this nicely.
  • Store this in a airtight container . Enjoy with hot tea | coffee.

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  1. You can add a few tablespoons of roasted cashew nuts also.
  2. Few curry leaves can be added while adding the mustard seeds.

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