CHIVDA: The Anytime Snack
CHIVDA, also known as chiwda or chevda, is a traditional Indian snack that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is made from flattened rice (poha) or corn and is a crispy, savoury, and satisfying snack that is perfect for any occasion, particularly as a tea time snack.
At Raj Uphaar snacks are made by underprivileged tribal women. While providing us with a variety of chivdas it also helps in the development of rural women giving them employment opportunities.
One of the popular types of chivda is roasted poha chivda, which is a crispy and savoury snack made from flattened rice. This chivda combines roasted poha mixed with peanuts, fried lentils, and spices. The roasting of the poha gives it a nutty and slightly smoky flavour, while the peanuts and fried lentils add a crunchy texture. This chivda is perfect for those who enjoy a savoury and slightly smoky snack.
Another highly sought-after chivda from Raj Uphaar is their Rajwadi Chivda. Rajwadi chivda is another popular type of chivda. It is a mixture of poha, fried lentils, peanuts, and spices, but it is characterised by the use of a specific blend of spices known as "Rajwadi masala" which gives it a unique and distinct flavour. This chivda is perfect for those who enjoy a spicier snack.
In addition to these two chivdas, Raj Uphaar also offers a Corn Chivda. Corn chivda is a popular variation of traditional chivda. It is made from corn flakes mixed with peanuts, fried lentils, and spices. The corn flakes give it a unique texture and a slightly sweet taste. This chivda is perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter and crunchy snack.
Raj Uphaar's chivdas are perfect for tea time snacks, these chivdas are also suitable to be had as a snack at any time of the day. Whether you're looking for a snack to munch on during your lunch break or something to enjoy while watching your favourite TV show, Raj Uphaar's chivdas are sure to satisfy.
All types of chivda are perfect as a tea-time snack as they are easy to store, and easy to carry. They can be enjoyed with tea or coffee, or even as a standalone snack. They are also great for parties, picnics, and family gatherings. They can be stored for a long time in an airtight container, so they can be enjoyed whenever the craving strikes.
When it comes to the preparation of chivda, the traditional method is to fry all the ingredients in oil, but at Raj Uphaar, for our Poha Chivda we use the method of roasting, which is considered to be a healthier option. Roasting the ingredients instead of frying helps to retain the nutrients and reduce the fat content.
Raj Uphaar is committed to providing fair wages and safe working conditions for their rural women employees. The company also provides training and resources to help them improve their skills and livelihoods. This not only helps in improving their standard of living but also empowers them to be self-sufficient.
In conclusion, chivda is a traditional Indian snack that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is made from flattened rice (poha) or corn and is a crispy, savory, and satisfying snack that is perfect for any occasion, particularly as a tea time snack. The different types of chivda, such as roasted poha chivda, rajwadi chivda, and corn chivda, cater to different taste preferences and are easy to make, easy to store, and easy to carry. They are perfect for parties, picnics, and family gatherings. So, next time you're looking for a snack to munch on during tea time, consider trying chivda! By choosing Raj Uphaar's chivdas, you are not only indulging in delicious snacks but also supporting the rural women who made them and their families.