Wednesday 14 March 2012

Microwave Chivda (Savoury flaked rice ) Blog Hop March 14th 2012

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:

"The plot behind this attempt is to form 2 groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular month. This happens every 2nd wednesday of the month. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The following month you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This recipe is from Kaveri's blog of Palakkad Chamayal. The blog has a wonderful collection of traditional
delicious.For blog hop I selected the Microwaved Chivda (Savory flaked rice) recipe as it was simple and easy to make.I  halved the quantity stated  in the original recipe  and  added my  personal touch of adding some chilli powder and some roasted cashew nuts and almonds.

A morish snack, crispy flaked rice and nuts snack  that is so tasty and delicious  you will not be able to stop munching.


8oz/ 240 g Thin beaten rice/poha
1/4 teaspoon
1 teaspoon Roasted channa dhal (Split chickpeas)
3 tablespoons almonds/ peanuts and cashew nuts
1 Green chilly finely sliced
2-3 curry leaves Curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon Oil
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
Spray oil
Salt to taste


1.Place the beaten rice in a shallow microwave safe dish,  and microwave on High for 6 minutes stirring at 1 minute intervals.Remove from microwave and transfer to a large bowl.
2.Place the cashew nuts, almonds and peanuts in the shallow dish and spray with a little oil, cook on high for 6 minutes ,stirring at 1 minute intervals.Add these nuts to the roasted rice flakes.
3.Place the roasted channa dhal in the dish and spray with cooking oil, cook on high for 3 minutes , stirring at 1 minute intervals. Transfer to nut and flaked rice mixture.Mix all the ingredients.
4.In another microwave dish, add the oil and mustard seeds and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
4.To this add the chopped green chilly, curry leaves ,mix well and then microwave on high for another 2 minutes.
5.Add this hot  tempering to the flaked rice mixture together with the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder.Mix well, when cool  transfer to an air tight container
Serve as required.

NOTES- The cooking times that were stated in the original recipe did not work with my microwave , I found I had to cook everything almost three times longer than the times given.The snack was crispy and crunchy and tasted delicious.

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  1. Chivda looks simply inviting and colorful. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. looks absolutely delicious.

  3. i jst love chivda...micro version luks great and quick!!!

  4. Very nice and yummy one to mucnch on

  5. Wow nice.. so much healthier than the deep fried version. I invite you to link up this savory dish at my Bon-vivant - Savory items event

  6. simple and delicious.....and love your microwave version..

  7. Like the addition of cashews and this snack anytime.

    The timings surely vary from time to time.

  8. Your presentations are always are always so neat and restaurant style you know. Healthy snack option.


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