Sunday, October 21, 2007

poha chevdo

This Saturday, I had a sudden urge to make roasted poha chevdo! YES! Roasted indeed!;) less oil, but amazingly tasty!! Its my favorite kinda chevdo, and I love having it with tea in the mornings! YES another weird habit of gujaratis;) lol!!, To have snacks with tea in the morning. But its an awesome combination! Anyways, I went to the indian store and got the ingredients, and made this delicious chevdo. Trust me, it does NOT take more than 1/2 hour to make it!

4 cups thin poha(flattened rice)
1/2 cup broken cashewnuts
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup white raisins
1/2 cup dahlia(yellow gram daal)
6-7 kadi patta
About 4 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 green chillies coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
pinch of rock salt to taste


First in a huge saucepan, roast the poha one cup at a time, till it is crisp for about 2-3 minutes/cup of poha. This is on medium heat. Put this into a large bowl.

Next, in the same saucepan, heat the 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil at medium heat, and then add the kadi patta and green chillies and fry them. Remove them into a second large bowl. Next, fry the peanuts, remove them into the same large bowl. Next, fry the cashewnuts, remove them into the same large bowl. Next, fry the dahlia, remove them into the same large bowl. Add the raisins to this same bowl.

Now, add the roasted poha to this bowl with all the fried mixture and add the chilli powder, turmeric, salt and sugar, and mix until well blended!

In the same saucepan, remove the dirty oil and add fresh 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, and on medium heat, add the entire mixture into this saucepan and mix it well for about 3-4 minutes. Now wait for it to cool down and its ready to eat!!! :))


deepa said...

my favourite :)

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aparna said...

hi amisha,

i tried your poha chevdo and it was nice...i just kind of added extra turmeric...but taste wise it was nice...:)

thanks for the recipe..:)