Chevda is a mixture of fried flattened rice, peanuts, Copra and spices. Enjoyed with a cup of hot tea, it is one of the items traditionally made during Diwali a Hindu Festival.Also known as Festival of lights.
- 250 gms jada poha/ thick flattened rice
- 100 gms daalia/ roasted Gram dal
- 100 gms peanuts
- 1/2 copra sliced
- 5 sprigs curry leaves
- 6 tbsps coriander powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp haldi
- 1 tsp powdered hing/asafoetida
- Chilly powder as per requirement
Method : Heat oil. Hold a colander in the oil and put a small fistful of poha in it. It will immediately puff up. Drain and spread on a paper. Sprinkle some curry leaves Similarly finish off with the remaining poha and layer each time with the fresh curry leaves. Fry the daalia, the peanuts and the copra. Add all the masala, hing, salt and sugar and mix thoroughly. Allow to cool thoroughly before storing. Note: I use Saffola for frying. You may use any oil of your choice.
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