Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Healthy Snacking - Cereal Chevda

Chevda is a favorite snack of mine to munch on with the afternoon tea....but I often feel guilty eating such greasy foods. Store bought Chevdas are laden with oil, fried peanuts and what not. One such snack that I don't have any reservations eating is Cereal Chevda, made from the goodness of grain cereals using the minimal amount of oil. I made this over the Christmas holidays as an alternative to the fried snacks. The kids especially love this because it is made with their favorite cereals. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
2 cups each of any cereals you like, I used Corn Pops, Rice Crispies, and Corn flakes. You can use Cheerios, Kix, Other flakes and grain cereals to suit your taste.
1.5 tbsp oil, handful of curry leaves, 1 large jalapeño - chopped into small pieces, 1/2 tsp- Citric acid, salt,a pinch of sugar, turmeric powder, paprika powder - to taste.

In a large bowl, mix all the cereals together. In a small pan, heat the oil and add the chopped jalapeño and curry leaves. Let them turn crisp for the most flavor. You can also add peanuts if you would like.
Pour the oil over the cereal and mix well. Now add the salt, sugar-a pinch, turmeric powder, paprika and the citric acid. Mix well so that all flavors can come together. Make sure to have a taste and adjust the seasonings accordingly. Store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel to help absorb the excess oil. Enjoy with some tea,on its own or with a glass of a healthy smoothie made from mixed berries, bananas and a little honey.
What could be better than a bowl of this while watching a good movie?

Cheers,Trupti
Music of the Moment: "Clouds"-Rahul Sharma from the album "White"

33 comments:

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Wow!great idea man!!!Itsx looks wonderful and different too.

Thanks for sharing

Sri said...

Wow Trupti..what a brilliant idea..how do you come up with such things....can't think of a healthier snack like cereal chivda. Am just thinking can it get healthier then this? Thankyou Trutpti.

Mallika said...

Hi Trupti - Happy New Year to you and your family. I love chivda and cereal chivda is a super idea!! Thanks

Roopa said...

My! That looks very inviting! Can't wait to make this healthy version of chivda and munch on it with a cup of ginger tea!
- Roopa

swapna said...

hai trupti
happy new year..
chivda is looking great..i also like this very much..

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

I also had posted a similar recipe 'Indian chex mix' sometime back on my blog. Check it out. I will try this version too.

Manjula said...

Thanks a ton.
One of friend's colleague got Cereal Chivda to office, and I had got to eat some. Since then I was always looking for this recipe.

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Lotus Reads said...

My children are always ravenous when they return from school and because it's too early for dinner, they want to snack...this would be quite the ideal thing to give them, thanks, Trupti!

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Dilip said...

Great Chevda dear ben, yes this is indeed the heathy version. I do admit I also like the unhealthy version. But NOT when its been around for weeks, I love it when Chevda is fresh. Its amazing the varity of Chevdas one can buy these days. I still like the good ole Chevdas made with pova....thanks for sharing...take care ben

Nidhi said...

Good Job Trupti, What a fantastic idea of making a healthy snack which you can have whenever you feel like, without counting the calories.

Thanks for sharing!

Seema said...

Trupti:
Isn't this a healthy version yet junkie enough to be just loved. I make chevda too using cereals. But i never used citric asid. Will use that next time
Thank you so much and happy new year buddy!
Seema

Anjali said...

Good one Trupti, I too make it with a variations. The corn pops look good and sure hit with the kids.Thanks

Coffee said...

Now can any snack get better than this!!!!????? What a way to indulge in guilt free snacks :) Nice one trupti :)

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vasilisa said...

This is so creative! I wouldn've never thought of anything like that... A whole new way to enjoy cereal...

Vcuisine said...

A timely snack Trupti. Good presentation. Viji

Asha said...

Very nice! Infact I must confess that I make Rice crispy cereal Bhelpuri!:)) Tastes so good,I have to try your many cereal recipe though.I love snack like these.

Sandeepa said...

Wow a great way to enjoy cereal Trupti, great idea

Pooja said...

Trupti,
I am very much like you with the taste of food. I also love all kind of chevda(s),at the same time i feel that it is much oily and not healthy to eat much of it. yours is a very nice version of it. i cant wait to try it. thanks for sharing this with us. enjoy your cooking break. one need to have such chances in a while. have fun and stay healthy. :)
-Pooja

Bhargavi said...

Hi!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Have A Blessed New Year to u n ur family.
Good daY!

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Trupti,

came across your blog when i was blog hopping ..wanted to say hello and compliment you on your very nice blog:)

Happy new yr

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti,great idea of using cereals to make chivda.I have thought of it many times but never got around to making it.Guess you have given me the inspiration(and the recipe)to make it.Thanks dear!

NZ said...

Hi Trupti,

What a healthy snack idea ! It will fit perfectly with my new year resolutions!! Thanks girl :-)

I tried to leave a comment on your blog b4 my break but it won't let me. let's see if this one goes through...

A Very Happy New YEar to you too Trupti.

mandira said...

Trupti - this is truly unique. Thanks for sharing this great idea. Will try it soon.

Vani said...

What a neat idea, T! Makes for a nice tasty snack and healthy too!

I tried your ringan batata shaak and it came out so well! Will post it on my bog the next time I do a 'cooking from the blogs' post. Thanks T, for sharing the recipe!

Have not had time to complete your meme but I will soon! It really is making me think! Hard!:)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey this is a great recipe.Healthy and delicious.Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

good one, trupti.
i use oat bran flakes in bhel instead of sev. it's crunchy and healthy.

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Saju said...

Hi Trupti,
I have linked your chevda recipe on my blog. I enjoy your recipes. I also am originally from Gujarat (Bhuj; born in Africa).
http://chachiskitchen.blogspot.com/2007/01/lamb-mogo-casava-in-creamy-coconut.html

Sushma said...

Hi Trupti,
Came across your blog from Seema's recipe junction blog. Loved the cereal chivda recipe, what a nice salty healthy version of snacks

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Dancing Fountain said...

Hi Trupti,

This is an unbelievable snack . I made this last evening and it was very satisfying with a cup of tea.

Thank you Trupti.

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