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Guilt Free Chivda

Guilt Free Chivda

A low calorie, and hence guilt-free savory, mildly spicy and crunchy Indian snack made of mostly toasted ingredients like cornflakes, lentils and nuts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 batch


  • 4 cups puffed rice (kurmura/ motta pori)
  • 2 1/2 cups cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 2 - 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • to taste salt
  • to taste red chilli powder


  • Lightly roast the cornflakes. Roast the gram separately till golden, do not brown. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan, brown the raisins and remove.
  • To the same oil, add mustard seeds. When they splutter, then add peanuts and lightly roast. Add the asafoetida, curry leaves, chilli powder and sugar. Mix once and switch off the heat.
  • Now add the puffed rice, cornflakes, roasted gram, raisins and salt. Remember that cornflakes and puffed rice contain salt. Store the Chivda in an airtight container.