This is one of the varieties of the chivda.In kannada 'karida 'means deep fried.Thick poha is deep fried in oil to make it extra crispy n crunchy.Tastes very yum with hot tea.As the poha is deep fried it is not a healthy food though :P.. so weight wathcers n cal conscious people .. watchout please!
Thick poha 2/3 cups
peanuts 2 tbsp
roasted chana 1 tbsp
curry leaves a few
cashews a 5-6
red chilies 1 or 2
oil for deep frying
and salt,chili powder, to taste and a pinch each of asafoetida and turmeric powder.
heat oil in a kadhai .. Oil has to be hot as need for frying the bhajjis. Take a medium sized metal strainer...holding this strainer in the hot oil first deep fry peanuts,cashews,roasted chana,almonds and the red chili.Strain on a tissue and keep aside.Fry curry leaves as wee.. be very careful while frying as it splashes out the hot oil.
In the same strainer start frying thick poha just a few teaspoons at a time .. frying does not take much time. Strain all the excess oil very well and spread the fried poha on a tissue .Discard the leftover oil.
when the poha is hot add all fried ingredients and salt,chili powder,haldi,hing and mix well.
Enjoy the Delicious fried chivda with a cup of hot tea.