We make lots of fried snacks in festival. But what about those people who can’t eat fried stuff for health reasons.
For those people we have to make something in less oil or without oil.
Try this microwave fried chivra/poha or flatten rice mix. You can’t get puffed chivra like deep fried. But its more crunchy and yummy. I have used only few drop oil. You can omit it too.
So enjoy this delicious guilt free namkeen or savory snack.
Poha/chivra or flatten rice – 1 cup
Peanut – 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup
Dry coconut – few thin slices
Salt to taste
Cumin seed – 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli – 1 finely chopped
Coriander leaves – 1 teaspoon finely chopped
Curry leaves – 20 leaves finely chopped
Amchur powder or dry mango powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Chaat masala – 1 teaspoon
Black paper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
Take peanut in a microwavable glass bowl . Put 2-3 drops oil in it and mix well.
It will be fine if you don’t want to use oil. Omit it.
Microwave in full power for 2 minutes. Stir and again microwave for 2 minutes. Keep aside.
In same process cook the chivra/poha or flatten rice and cashew nuts separately.
You can add 2-3 drops oil in chivra/poha or flatten rice but don’t add oil in cashew nuts.
Now microwave the coconut slices for 2 minutes stir and check if undone cook again for 1 minute more.
And keep aside.
Take 1 teaspoon oil in the bowl add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
You can do it in 1/2 teaspoon oil too.
Microwave covered for 2 minutes.
Now add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well.
Microwave for another 2 minutes. Check it, leaves and chilli pieces should be crisp. If not cook for 1 minute more.
Now mix everything in the bowl add the dry spices and salt.
Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
You can add red chilli powder too to make it more spicy.
Your low calorie crunchy and delicious savory snack is ready to serve.
Let it cool and keep in a airtight jar for later use.