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    Chivra (Indian Snack Mix)

    Chivra (Indian Snack Mix). Photo by Sandi (From CA)

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Sandi (From CA)'s Note:

    Hot spicy snacks are very popular in India. The variety is unlimited. Chivra is enjoyed as a snack any time of the day and is usually spicy hot, though this one is milder. Of course, you can adjust the heat/cayenne to your level of tolerance. Here is a quick and easy version using several available cereals. For the version in the photo, I added about 1/2 cup raisins at the same time as the nuts and spices. Makes 8 (1/2 cup each) servings.

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    1. 1
      Combine the cereals and set aside.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds to the hot oil and cover with a lid to avoid splattering. Fry until the mustard seeds stop popping, a few seconds.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat to low. Add the cereal mix and stir well.
    4. 4
      Add the nuts, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper and mango powder. Roast, stirring occasionally for 5 to 7. I actually roast a bit longer, but you have to be very careful you don't burn the nuts or they'll taste bitter. A little brown or tan is ok.
    5. 5
      Remove from the heat and cool completely.
    6. 6
      Store in an airtight container.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chivra (Indian Snack Mix)

    Serving Size: 1 (22 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 108.9
    Calories from Fat 56
    Total Fat 6.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 219.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 2.2 g

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    mango powder

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