Maharashtrian style Chiwda recipe with poha(flaked rice) and murmura(puffed rice) – Diwali snack recipes
When we were in Maharashtra,people used to make huge boxes of chiwda for diwali . They were many variations of chiwda made. It used to be exclusively with puffed rice or just flaked rice. Other ingredients were excluded or added according to their choice. I am not too fond of this snack, but neither can I stop polishing off the bowl if served to me. Its a quite addictive tea time snack. I especially love the poona variety which is made out potatos or even the Nashik ones which is a spicy flaked rice mixture.
When I was in India for Diwali three years back, our Maharastrian cook made this chiwda along with the delicious karanjis which I have already posted. Thankfully I remembered how she had made this and I made them for diwali this year. Its very simple and very quick to make too! Add more roasted nuts and maybe even raisins to make it a exotic snack.