Home-made Chiwda Namkeen

300 grams of namkeen Conversion Chart Print


250 grams of thin rice flakes
cup of roasted black gram, de-husked
½ cup of dry coconut, sliced
tablespoons of oil
½ cup of peanuts
½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
cup of sugar
teaspoon of tartaric acid
4-5 dried red chillies, split them using kitchen shear
salt to taste
few curry leaves


1. Grind together sugar, salt and tartaric acid. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in wok, add peanuts. Fry them till they are roasted nicely. Remove from the wok and set aside.
3. Add split chillies, curry leaves and sliced coconut. Fry them till coconut turns nice golden brown or the tenderness is gone and it is crisp.
4. Add roasted black chanas. Mix well.
5. Now add turmeric powder, rice flakes and roasted peanuts. Add spice mix as per taste.
6. Allow to cool and store in air-tight container. Serve as a snack.


A must-try chiwda namkeen.