Post & Recipe Courtesy: My dearest Cousin Pallavi
The recipe that I am going to share here is extremely easy to make. This is yet another recipe I learnt from My Mother-in-law. ‘Chuduwa’ is very famous in Telangana. My kid loves to have it all the time. It serves as a snack. Equally liked by adults too (spice level varies).
Chuduwa (Poha Mixture)
- ½ pack Poha Thin (that I got from Indian store)
- 2 cups Peanuts Unpeeled
- 2 cups Chana Dal Roasted (Putnala Pappu)
- 4 - 5 Red Chili Whole dried - do not break them, let them be whole until the end
- 1 tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- ½ tsp Turmeric Hing
- ½ tsp Dhaniya powder (Ground Coriander)
- to taste Salt
- optional if your can Chili powder - kid ’t take it at all
- Take a thick pan; use little Ghee to fry Peanuts and Red Chilies. Do not break Red Chilies and let them be whole so the spice doesn't mix up in the final ingredient (to keep it kid friendly). Fry these ingredients until peanuts start turning slight brown and red chilies become crisp. Take them out of the pan and let them cool on a plate.
- In the same pan, add rest of the oil, turmeric and hing. When turmeric’s raw flavor is gone then add poha. Keep the flame between low and average. Keep mixing poha gently upside down until poha is crisp / airy in texture. It needs little patience in frying poha. High flame can burn poha. If quickly turned off at lower flame then it could end up raw. So a flame between low-medium and regular mixing shall give it the desired texture. Keep doing this for 15 mins.
- Then add salt and red chili powder (if kids can’t take it then skip it).
- Add the roasted peanuts + whole roasted red chilies + roasted chana dal (putnala pappu).
- Add little dhaniya powder so it’s flavorful. Mix them gently and well. Turn off the stove.