Roasted channa - I buy a bag of it with no oil or salt from Indian grocery store and munch on it whenever I feel the craving for munchies. When my Mom was ill, this is the only munchie she was allowed to eat...so, it makes me feel close to her. However, everyone in my family thinks I am crazy to eat it!! DH won't go near it with a 10 foot pole.
I make my own Murmura mix. I buy the roasted kind with added salt - a large bag. No idea how much salt is in it which is why I stay away from this snack. But, DH loves it. Heat a tsp of Olive oil, krackle 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera in it. Stir in red hot chili pieces ( green chili too - if you like it spicy)and chopped curry leaves. Stir in the murmura. Mix well with a little sugar if you like. Separately, I roast raw peanuts, raw cashew pieces in a drop of oil, salt it and add black pepper to peanuts only ( yum by itself too) and stir them in as much as you like to the Murmura mix! More than what the store bought ones have. If you like spices, add any spice powder mix to the oil ( you may have to use a bit more) before mixing in with the murmura, do the same if you need more salt. you can add raisins too for the sweetness. We generally don't add any spices or salt.
Then, I buy the Anand brand Khara ( made from besan) sticks ( 1 bag - don't bother to fry my own any more)and add that too. You do get some namkeen but less than if you had eaten just that!
Oh forgot! We also add daliya ( I roast it in a wok - plain) for protien. My Sons IL love it too. It just disappears when we play games.....
Chiwda that Mom made to avoid frying Phoha in oil:
I make dry, crispy phova with thin phoha also. The same thing - heat oil, add mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp of urad dal, red chilies (1/4 cup of daliya. loads of peanuts and cashews - stir in later), salt and drop about 2 cups of phoha in it. On a low flame roast the phoha until its crispy. Store in a dry tin with air-tight cover. When you want to serve, sprinkle a bit of coconut on top.
NOT sure if this is your cup of tea but, we grew up eating this as children.
khakra - you can buy them in Indian grocery store - loaded with salt!! Yummy - my friends form NI love the spicy kind with their tea.
Edited by: NITAINMN at: 6/17/2009 (21:03)
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