Crisp Rice Cereal Chivda

rice cereal chivda
Crisp savoury snack made of rice cereal.  Less oily, crunchy and tasty.

Rice Cereal - 5 cups
Peanuts/Groundnuts/Shenga - 1/2 cup
Dry (Dessicated) Coconut Slices - 1/4 cup
Dalia/Roasted Gram Dal/Roasted Chickpeas - 1/4 cup
Curry Leaves/Kadipata/Karbeo - a sprig
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 tsp

How to prepare Savory Rice Cereal Chivda: 
1. Wash curry leaves and pat them dry.
2. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a big pan.  Add peanuts and fry them till they slightly darken and turn crunchy.  Save them for later.  Similarly, fry coconut slices and dalia as well.  You can also add fried sesame (til) seeds, cashewnuts or any other nuts if you like.
3. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil.  Add mustard seeds and curry leaves.  When mustard seeds pop, add turmeric, asafoetida and cayenne pepper.  Saute for a minute or so and turn off the heat.
rice cereal
4. Add fried peanuts, dalia, coconut slices and rice cereal.  Add salt and powdered sugar.  Toss them well to mix all the ingredients well.  Rice Cereal Chivda is ready to binge.


  1. Crunchy munchy chivda,feel like munching some rite now..

  2. Thats crisp and a very light snack. Perfect for breakfast or in the afternoon with hot chai:)

  3. My Mom makes it often for tea time snack...your's looking crunchy and spicy

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. its nice n easy can be tried at home ...lot of my Gujarati friends make it home ...they simply love it!


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