Navratan Chivda#Alphabet Challenge

A combination of dried nuts blended with murmura, beaten rice, nylon sabudana and makhana, tasty and crunchy chivda.  A perfect accompaniment for tea and coffee or as an healthy and nutritious evening snack.

1 Cup = 250 Ml
Makes 1900 Grams
1 Cup (250 Grams) Nylon Sabudana
2½ Cups (200 Grams) Chivda Cornflakes
4 Cups Makhana / Foxnuts
2 Cups Poha
6 Cups Murmura / Puffed Rice
½ Cup Sliced Dried Coconut
¾ Cup Golden Raisins
¾ Cup Almonds
¾ Cup Cashewnuts
¾ Cup Dalia / Chutney Chana
1½ Cups Raw Peanuts
1 Cup Packed Curry Leaves
For The Tadka
4 Green Chillies - chopped
4 Dried Red chillies - deseeded & chopped
1 Teaspoons Pink Himalayan Salt
1 Teaspoon Kala Namak
2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
2 Teaspoons Sugar - powdered
2 Teaspoons Turmeric Powder
2 Teaspoons Red Chilly Powder
3 Tablespoons Oil

In a large pan in batches dry roast the murmura /puffed rice till they are hot to touch. Keep aside in a large bowl.
In a same pan heat 2 tablespoon oil and fry the makhana/foxnuts on medium low flame till they are lightly toasted. Remove this in the bowl to the puffed rice.
Now in deep frying pan heat oil on medium high flame , when hot first fry the curry leaves till they are crispy. Remove and keep aside in an absorbent tissue paper.
Then add ¼ of the nylon sabudana in the oil and on high flame fry till they puffed (I fried each item in 4 batches ) remove them with a strainer and keep them on a kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil. In the same way fry the poha, cornflakes, keep all these on absorbent paper towels.
Then fry each nut separately, raisins, chutney chana, raw peanuts etc.
Crush the curry leaves and mix it well with the puffed rice.
Now mix all ingredients well. Since I did not have a big / super big bowl I divided theses in 4 parts and keep them in four bowls.

For The Tadka
In a small bowl mix all the salt, sugar and dry spices. 
I made the above quantity tadka 4 times. Each time added the same quantity of oil and spices, salt etc.
Heat oil in pan add the mustard seeds when they splutter add the green chillies and saute till they turn cripsy, then add in chopped dried red chillies and saute for a minute. Switch off the flame add in the dry spice mix and mix it well. Add this to one bowl of the navratan chivda and mix well taste for salt and sugar adjust according to your taste. Like wise I made 3 more times the tadka and mixed it with the other bowls of navratan chivda. 
Store in an airtight container this will remain good for 2 months, Enjoy!!
Labels: Chivda, Alphabet Challenge, Festival Sweets, Healthy snacks, Indian
Check here other Chivda recipes
Bhajke Pohe Chivda
Bhadang (Puffed Rice Chivda 
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Is this like a cereal/granola or more like a trail mix? It sounds intriguing.

  2. So many new ingredients! It all sounds great. We tried Makhana for the first time this month and my youngest has fallen in love with it! This mix looks so tempting!

  3. This recipe is so interesting to me. Such a delicious and healthy snack!

  4. Sneha, wow homemade Navratan Chivda. Looks so inviting.

  5. So much crunch, flavor, and texture...I would have a hard time stopping myself from snacking on this combo!!! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  6. Lovely savory snack! Please pass the bowl my way.

  7. This is a great snack! How can I say no to this easy and tasty recipe. Great choice for letter N