Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Festivals!!! Coming in a row... The kitchens are filled with aromatic flavors of sweets, namkeens and many more delicious snacks.
Today I am here with the recipe of Boondi Chiwda. Chiwda is a spicy crispy snack which goes well with a cup of tea, a very hot Bisibele Bath(Spicy Veg. and dal rice) or Upma.
The Boondi is prepared with gram flour. Here I have used the ready made packet of boondi. Haldiram's product is available at all the major shops. I used the local product.
I will try to give the home made recipe of Boondi here soon.
Now, coming to the recipe,
Boondi - 250 gm(unsalted)
- 1.Oil - 1/4 cup
- Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
- Fresh Curry leaves - few
- Pea nuts - 1/4 cup
- Garlic - 10 to 12 big cloves, cleaned
- Dalia - 1/4 cup
- Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp(optional)
- Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp(optional)
- Dry coconut (thin shavings) - 2 tbsp
- Red dry chilly - 6 to 8
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
- Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
- Sugar - 1 tbsp
Keep all the ingredients ready in one place.
TAKE CARE TO ADD THE INGREDIENTS ONE BY ONE AS I HAVE GIVEN.
Heat oil in a wide and thick bottomed kadai.
Add the mustard seeds, when splutter, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and pea nuts. Fry till the pea nuts are little golden.
Keep on adding other ingredients till red chilly powder, slowly, keeping on stirring all the time. Once every thing is fried properly, remove from the heat. Add the sugar after few minutes. Allow it to cool.
Add the boondi and mix well.
Store in a airtight jar.
It can be stored for a week or 10 days.