Oats Poha Chivda

    Oats Chivda

    Hello everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope everyone stuffed themselves till they couldn’t breathe, well I definitely did that. This was the first time that I attended a Thanksgiving dinner and oh my god there was so much food! It was crazy and I ate so much that I think have had enough for days! So after eating way too many treats, I had to put up a healthy recipe. This Indian style oats snack mix is perfect when you want to munch on something light and healthy.

    Oats Poha Chivda

    “Chivda” is the term used for a popular savory tea time snack in India. It’s basically puffed rice, peanuts, some lentils, nuts and other spices. Everything is pan fried and then mixed together.  It’s light and something you can munch on without any guilt [in moderate amount of course]. The idea for making this oats chivda came to me because I crave to eat something savory with my chai and recently I noticed that I was eating a lot of junk just because I just didn’t have anything healthy to munch on especially during evening and so I made this. I pan fried everything in little oil and replaced puffed rice with oats. This vegan chivda has oats, poha (flattened rice), rice krispies, lentils, curry leaves, peanuts, almonds, dried red chili, shredded coconut and some spices.

    Hope you give this healthy Indian style oats snack mix a try. It’s vegan, easy to make, healthy and totally good to munch on!

     

    Method

    Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

    Place oats, almonds, poha (flattened rice) and rise krispies on a baking mat.

    Roast till nicely fragrant, around 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.

    Heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chana dal (split garbanzo bean).

    Oats Chivda-Recipe-Step-1Fry the dal till it’s golden brown in color. Drain on a paper towel.

    In the same pan, now add curry leaves and whole dried red chili (broken).

    Cook till curry leaves turn crisp, 1-2 minutes. Drain curry leaves and whole dried red chili on paper towel.Oats Chivda-Recipe-Step-2Now in the same pan, add peanuts.

    Saute till peanuts are golden brown in color and drain on a paper towel.

    Add coconut to the same pan and saute till fragrant and light golden in color. Drain on a paper towel.

    Oats Chivda-Recipe-Step-3

    Now take the oats mixture and add all the things that you fried into it – peanuts, lentils, curry leaves, coconut, and dried red chili.

    Add salt, sugar, cinnamon powder and chaat masala (optional) and mix.

    The healthy oats tea time mix is now ready to eat.

    Oats Chivda-Recipe-Step-4Store in an airtight container and enjoy this oats poha chivda with cup of hot chai.

    Heaalthy Oats Chivda

    * You can add any nuts, lentils, raisins, cereals of your choice to this mix.

    * The oats can be roasted in a pan on medium heat till they turn light golden brown in color.

    * If you don’t have rice krispies, simply remove them from the recipe or replace equal amount with poha or some cereal.

    Oats Poha Chivda

    Healthy tea time Indian style snack mix with Oats, Flattened Rice & Nuts.
    Servings: 4
    Author: Manali
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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup oats, old fashioned
    • ½ cup poha, flattened rice
    • ½ cup rise krispies
    • 2 tablespoons whole almonds
    • 1.5 tablespoon chana dal, split garbanzo bean
    • 2 tablespoons peanuts
    • 2 tablespoons coconut, shredded & unsweetened
    • 1-2 whole dried red chili
    • 8 curry leaves
    • ½ teaspoon sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
    • 2 teaspoons oil
    • ¼ teaspoon chat masala [optional]
    • salt, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
    2. Place oats, almonds, poha (flattened rice) and rise krispies on a baking mat.
    3. Roast till nicely fragrant, around 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside.
    4. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chana dal.
    5. Fry the dal till it's golden brown in color. Drain on a paper towel.
    6. In the same pan, now add curry leaves and whole dried red chili (broken).
    7. Cook till curry leaves turn crisp, 1-2 minutes. Drain curry leaves and whole dried red chili on paper towel.
    8. Now in the same pan, add peanuts and saute till golden brown in color and drain on a paper towel.
    9. Add coconut to the same pan and saute till fragrant and light golden in color. Drain on a paper towel.
    10. Now take the oats mixture and add all the things that you fried into it - peanuts, lentils, curry leaves, coconut, and dried red chili.
    11. Add salt, sugar, cinnamon powder and chaat masala (optional) and mix.
    12. Store in an airtight container and enjoy with a cup of chai.

     

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