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Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

As Indians, it's basically in our DNA to enjoy crunchy, savory snacks - there's an indescribable satisfaction in all that munching! However, not all the savory crunchy munchies that you get in stores are healthy for you, which is why we've got a healthy recipe for you today, made with 100% organic maize flakes - Maize Flakes Chivda. This is a very simple recipe to make a crispy , crunchy snack in a jiffy. So say 'No' to store bought packaged snacks and chips!

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Organic Maize Flakes
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

Method:

1. Heat up enough oil in a deep pan . To check the temperature , drop one flake in the oil , if it pops up and expands within 30 seconds , the temperature is perfect.

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

2. Fry the maize flakes in small batches , stirring with a perforated ladle till they expand , become golden and crisp. Shake off the excess oil and place the fried flakes on absorbent kitchen paper.

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

3. In the same oil , fry the peanuts , curry leaves and raisins, one after the other. Drain on kitchen paper.

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

4. Transfer the fried maize flakes, curry leaves, peanuts and raisins in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle powdered sugar , salt , turmeric powder and red chilly powder over it. Toss the chivda , so that the flakes are evenly coated with all the spices but still retain their shape.

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

5. Taste the chivda and adjust the seasoning. Let it cool and then transfer it to an air tight container.

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

There you go, delicious , crispy maize flakes chivda ready to be enjoyed with a cup of tea! If you're feeding this to kids, be careful since it contains peanuts which can be a choking hazard for young children. When you have guests, don't forget to impress them with this crispy snack that you made yourself!

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

Maize Flakes Chivda Recipe

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