Bhajni chiwda is a flavorful and crunchy snack from Maharashtra made during Diwali known for its unique blend of spices and textures. It is made using a special flour mix known as “bhajni,” which is a combination of various grains and lentils.
Imagine a kitchen infused with the aroma of roasting bhajni flour. This mix often includes ingredients like rice, wheat, jowar (sorghum), bajra (pearl millet), urad dal, moong dal, and chana dal. The grains are roasted to perfection, resulting in a fragrant and nutty base for the chiwda.
The magic doesn’t stop there. After roasting, the bhajni is mixed with an array of spices, including turmeric, red chili powder, cumin seeds, and sometimes a touch of asafoetida. The blend is then deep-fried until golden brown, creating a crunchy texture that makes bhajni chiwda an irresistible snack.
The symphony of flavors in bhajni chiwda is noteworthy. The earthy tones of the mixed grains, the warmth of spices, and the crispy texture make each bite a savory delight. It’s a snack that perfectly balances heat, crunch, and wholesome goodness.
Bhajni chiwda often finds its way into festive platters, especially during Diwali, but it’s also a beloved tea-time companion. The versatility of this snack lies in its ability to bring people together, whether in celebration or casual gatherings.
Have you had the pleasure of enjoying bhajni chiwda?
Ingredients of Bhajni Pohe Chiwda:
Bhajni Poha, Oil, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Asafoetida (Hing), Curry Leaves, Green Chilies, Peanuts, Cashews, Raisins, Salt, Sugar, Dried Coconut