35 AVAL MIXTURE

Aval Mixture/Chevda


Aval/Atukulu/Avalakki/ Rice Flakes/Thick Poha( extra/double thick poha) - 2 cup
Raw Peanuts - handful
Curry leaves - few
Salt as needed
Chilli powder - 1 - 1 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil for deep frying


This type of mixture is prepared with aval that we use for making upma and not the thin rice flakes.

One of the easiest and simplest snack that can be made in a jiffy. Store in a airtight container and can used for many days.

Heat a 1tbsp of oil and add raw peanuts( just see the oil is not very hot or the peanuts will turn dark and will taste bad). Fry till nice brown. Remove and keep it aside. Fry curry leaves and remove from oil when still it is good in nice green colour. Can also add a handful of fried channa dhal( dalia/pottu kadalai).

Note the oil has to be hot when each batch of aval is added for frying. It pops out good only then and maintains nice crispness. Wait for few seconds each time before you add the next batch.


Heat oil for deep frying. Add a small amount of rice flakes. It will just take few seconds to pop out good. Remove Immediately and keep it aside. Wait for few secs for the oil to heat up again, only then it pops out good. Then add the next batch. Repeat until you are done with the remaining.

Transfer all these to a bowl the fried aval, peanuts, curry leaves, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Mix well and enjoy.


I usually try to fry with this ladle as it is easy to lift from the oil without turning them dark. Just add a fistful in the ladle and slowly dip in the hot oil. When done, just lift from the oil and transfer.


35 comments/Reactions:

Jagruti said...

wow....chivda !!!one of my favorite snack...love it with tea..
yours looks mouthwatring..

cheers

BangaloreBaker said...

I used to make these a lot. But now I just stick to buying puri and putting oggarane to that.

Jyoti V said...

wow padama..it reminds me days in india..muching thes with tea..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious.

Priya said...

Such a crispy snack, my favourite, my mom used to often this mixture...

Nostalgia said...

Lovely.. they look great.. I am thinking they are healthy too so thank you very much.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

wow aval mixture i love this

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great presentation and yummy too, thanks for the tip. Love your new look, Padma.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks nice padma...i havent did at home yet but certainly looks crispy and perfect with tea...

shanthi said...

perfect snack and nice presentation

Nandini said...

You made it perfectly! Nice for tea time! Awesome!

Soma Pradhan said...

I like this mixture very very much....

Tina said...

So crispy and yummy mixture....Perfect with hot tea...

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Valarmathi said...

Perfect with tea, looks yummy.

Rekha shoban said...

healty mixture....and looks crispy!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

nice snacks recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy Yummy......
I want to try this Padma.
How it comes this much crispy?
I am wondering...
regards,
SheelaSeng

lissie said...

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aval mixture is one of my favorite tea time snack...yum!

Rachana Kothari said...

Such a delicious and crispy snack! looks great!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy snack dear...

Gita said...

Mixture looks crunchy and delicious Padma...yum :)

Sashi said...

I was wondering what to do with the excess Aval I brought. Nice idea Padma.

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Parita said...

My mom makes this a lot, delicious and yummy snack :)

பித்தனின் வாக்கு said...

nice time passing dish and healthy. this mixure with cricket match in tv reqaly super.

Jyoti said...

Perfect with a cup of tea. My all time favourite!

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Cheers

Jyoti

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply superb!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

aval mixture looks appetizing and crunchy and perfect!! I did some mixture (ordinary) during the xmas holidays too !!!

didn't know that there are 2 varieties of aval... your frying laddle is very practical too fry tiny things like aval and dhals etc...

have a nice day!!

Abhilash said...

We call this as chivda in marathi. It looks nice and crisp. I would love to have it with coffee and a movie.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Yum yum feel like having some right now:)

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