Monday, November 17, 2014

Atukula Mixture or Poha Chivda

In my childhood, my mother used to make atukula mixture quite often as an evening snack and we enjoyed it a lot. It's nice to munch on them while drinking a hot cup of tea or coffee and it's raining outside.
Let's see how to make this simple and easy snack :)


What we need:

Thin atukulu or thin flattened rice-3 cups
Pallilu or veru sanaga gundlu or ground nuts-1/4 a cup
Putnalu or roasted chana dal-1/4 a cup
Curry leaves-a sprig
Chilly powder-1/4 teaspoon 
Dry red chilly-2
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon 
Salt to taste
Oil-1/4 a cup


 How to prepare:

  1. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and add the ground nuts. Fry them for a minute on a low flame and add the roasted chana dal, cumin seeds,  broken dry chilly and curry leaves. Fry them for a few seconds.
  2. Transfer them into a bowl and add the remaining oil to the same pan. Add the flattened rice and fry them on a medium flame.
  3. Once the flattened rice puffs up, add turmeric powder, salt and fried ground nut mixture to the pan. Stir the contents well and turn off the stove.
  4. After they cool down, store them in an air tight container.

 Note: You can also add azwine, cashew nuts and golden raisins to this mixture. And you can also deep fry the flattened rice.

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