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Ghost of Granola -2

November 27, 2015

Ghost of granola is a name to denote the blank canvas that nuts offer to spice or flavor me up.  My second creation brings the flavors of Chivda to my nut granola. Chivda is a snack mix very popular in Maharashtra, a western Indian state.  My exposure to Chivda was when I was living in Nagpur, and this was a snack made for Diwali to serve when friends and family visit. Chivda is different from a regular snack mix in that it is made with flattened rice (poha), peanuts, coconut bits, raisins, green chillies and curry leaves, and a little bit of lemon juice.  This makes it sweet, salty, spicy and tangy – hitting most taste buds. The process of making the nut granola is exactly the same as described in my previous recipe, with the exception step 2 ingredients.  To get the flavors of Chivda, mix the following:

  1. 2 Tblsps of vegetable oil
  2. 6-10 curry leaves
  3. 2 tsps of turmeric powder
  4. 6-8 green chillies, chopped up
  5. 1/2 tsp of asafetida
  6. 1 Tblsp of flaxseeds ground and mixed with 3 Tblsp of water
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Pepper to taste

Combine all of the above and add to the nuts. Also add 1 cup of peanuts. Bake till crispy, mixing as you go along. Eat when you want to snack, for breakfast, over yogurt…or just because. It is yummy!!!

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One Comment
  1. shyameds permalink

    I love the idea of this over yogurt as a snack – never mind breakfast! šŸ™‚

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