Khakhra Chivda ( Tiffin Treats For Kids )


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Khakhra just got healthier and tastier, with mixed nuts and spices adding flavour and nourishment to it. Kids will love this dry fruit laden Khakhra Chivda that will give them lots of energy and nutrition for the next bout of play.

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Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup roasted chana dal (daria)
3 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
2 tbsp sliced dry coconut (kopra) , (optional)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 cup crushed plain or masala khakhra
1/2 cup sev
2 tbsp powdered sugar
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the peanuts, roasted chana dal, cashewnuts and dry coconut individually on a slow flame till they turn light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in another kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the khakhra, sev, peanuts, chana dal, cashewnuts, dry coconut, sugar and salt, toss well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
  5. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  6. Add the sugar and toss well.

How to pack

  1. Cool slightly and pack in a tiffin box.
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 on 27 Apr 15 02:45 PM

This was just a delight to have along with tea in the evening..I gave it to my kids also in the dabba..I dint add chilli powder to it, as they do not eat spicy..I loved the addition of powdered sugar which gave it a yummy taste..Must try..