Monday, November 2, 2015

Cereal-Oats Chivda

  "Lavish meals....
   Bright lamps....
     Festive activities....
      Colorful rangolis....
 There are the elements of Diwali festival.
   Complete the celebration with prayers.
     May you and your family have healthy, phenomenal & blessed Diwali!!"
       This Diwali, goodness of health ki shuruat, healthy recipe ke saath! Sweets and Snacks are the heart and soul of any Indian festival, specially on Diwali. Come Diwali and our household is buzzing with cries of 'let's cook some sweets or snacks'! Savouries like Mathiya, Fafda, Tikhi-Sev, Cholafali, Mathri, Chakli and Chivda are favorites that will be highly visible during this festive season. Let's gear up this Diwali with some healthy snack, like "Cereal-Oats Chivda" and make your Diwali healthy in real mean. Yes, today I am going to share recipe about "Cereal-Oats Chivda", after some hearsay.:) 
Diwali, the festival of lights is the brightest and most sought after all Hindu festivals. It spreads over five days when it practically illuminates the entire country with scores of lights and fireworks. It spreads joy and sense of camaraderie that engulfs friends and foes alike with a lot of love and goodness. It is not only a festival of lights that illuminates love in our hearts, it is also a festival that touches the roots of our souls with sweetness. Let's celebrate this divine festival of Diwali with some healthy recipe. Such like today's "Cereal-Oats Chivda". In #foodiemonday #bloghop, our today's challenge is #snackdiwalispecial.
 This is my the most favorite snack at anytime during the day. It is baked snack. It has lots of cereals. It has oats. It has flax seeds. Omg! fully loaded healthy snack. So what is the best homemade snack that can be serve to your family and friend this Diwali? As simple as this recipe, It's "Cereal-Oats Chivda". Here is the recipe,

3 cups corn flakes cereal
3 cups rice krispies cereal
2 cups Oats
1/4 cup thin sev
1/4 cup fried potato sticks
1/4 cup fried chana dal
1/4 cup spicy boondi
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup mix of almond slices, raisins and peanuts
6-8 curry patta laves(limdo)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbls flax seeds
1 tbls sugar
Salt according to taste.
*Preheat oven on lowest tempreture. (170 degrees f.)
* Mix both cereals and oats in large baking tray. (broke some corn flakes cereal from your hand) 
* Keep cereal mix tray in pre heated oven on 170*f. 
* Heat the oil in heavy bottom pan on very slow flame.
* Add mustard and cumin seeds.
* Once seeds gets cracked add almond slices and peanuts.
* Stir continuously. 
* Add curry patta(limdo) and salt & garlic powder stir it.
* Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
* Add fennel seeds and flax seeds.

* Add sugar and mix, cook until almond slices gets little brown color.
* Turn off the stove and add raisins as well.
* Stir nicely. 
* Take out the cereals and oats mix tray from oven.
* Pour the oil mixture on cereals mix.
* Add fried potato sticks, thin sev, fried chana dal and spicy boondi into Chivda.
* Mix everything very well.
* Slide the chivda tray into the oven again.
* Bake this cereal-oats chivda on lowest temperature(170*f) for about 30-45 minutes.
* Keep stirring every 5-10 minutes in between and make sure keep eye on it.
* Crisp and healthy chivda is ready to eat anytime.
* Enjoy and stay healthy.

Note: You can add more variety of cereals, according to your choice. Also add or subtract dry snacks according to your choice too.
         On this special day, as you celebrate valor & courage, triumph of good over evil.. I wish you success & Happiness & Healthiness in everything you do!!!
                      Happy & Healthy Diwali to You....

Happy cooking until next time. 

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