Oats Chivda | Spicy Oats Trail Mix

If you like munching healthy snacks then this crunchy and spicy Oats Chivda or Spicy Oats Trail Mix is just for you. It is an Indian inspired Chivda or a trail mix that is made using roasted oats, some healthy nuts and a few spices to give a tongue tickling spicy and sweet taste.

Oats Chivda_Spicy oats Trail Mix

What is Chivda?

Chivda is a Namkeen which generally is a mix of different ingredients. The most common Chivda traditionally made is using flattened rice aka Poha. There are different recipes of the same and can be made using roasting or frying as one prefers. Now we have different varieties of chivda with the main ingredient being poha, or cornflakes or anything. 

Oats Chivda_Spicy Oats Trail Mix

What is Trail Mix?

Trail Mix is a type of snack mix with a combination of granola, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Generally light on the tummy but an ideal snack to get some instant energy boost.

Spicy Oats Trail Mix presented in a small balti/bucket

Recipe with Oats

I cannot eat oats in sweet form or loaded in milk. Hence I always try to have it in savoury form like in this, 10 minutes Savory Oats Upma or in this Vegan Baked Oats Bites or my favourite weekend breakfast or lunch, this Oats Vegetable Pancake. Sweeter versions are less but I love to try it in Sugarless Oats and Cocoa Smoothie and for my breakfast in Apple Granola Overnight Oats.

So today I thought of making a fusion of both. I love chivda and wanted to make it with either cornflakes or oats. I generally do not have cornflakes at home, but Oats was lying in my pantry and was screaming for some good use. So today I thought of making a munching snack for our evening hunger pangs.

Today’s recipe

This Oats Chivda is a real quick and easy recipe and can be done in as good as 20-30 minutes. One can play around with the ingredients and skip or add ingredients as required. For example if you do not have curry leaves or coconut just skip it. One can add any nuts or seeds or choice to give it a healthier boost. 

Spicy oats Trail Mix spread on a plate

How long can this be stored

This chivda can be made in bulk and if stored properly can last for at least 2-3 weeks. It can also be enjoyed as a good travel snack. I am sharing this with our Foodiemonday group where the 244 theme for this week is Snack Mania. I suggested this theme and I wanted everyone to make a snack that would last at least for 15 days. So here goes my share for the current theme.


Here is the recipe for Oats Chivda | Spicy Oats Trail Mix

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups (245 grams ) Rolled Oats 
  • ¼ Cup (45 grams ) Peanuts 
  • 2 tablespoon (20 grams) Broken Cashew 
  • 2 tablespoon (20 grams) Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh coconut (dry coconut is generally used)
  • 3-4 green chillies, cut into 1 cm pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 8-10 curry leaves

Preparation

  • Lightly sieve the oats to get rid of small particles in oats.
Rolled Oats, lightly sieved and ready to be roasted
  • In a heavy bottom pan or a wok dry roast the oats on medium for 8-10 minutes.
  • Roast until they are crunchy. If you crush with you hands you would hear a bit of crunch.
Roasted Oats
  • Remove the roasted oats in a plate.
  • Now add oil in a wok.
  • Once hot add the green chillies and coconut.
Coconut and Green chillies being added in oil
  • Fry this on slow until the coconut starts turning brown.
  • Now add in the curry leaves and peanuts. 
Curry leaves being added to the coconut and green chillies
  • Roast this again for 4-5 minutes, until you see the Peanuts are roasted and their skin starts splitting.
Peanuts being added in the mixture
  • Now add in the cashew and roast for 2-3 minutes.
Cashew Nuts being added in the mixture
  • Add in the Raisins, turmeric and give a quick mix.
Raisins and turmeric added and mixed
  • Add in the roasted oats, salt, chaat masala and amchur powder.
Adding of Roasted Oats to the nuts and oil mix
Adding of Chaat Masala, Amchur Powder and Salt
  • Mix everything on slow for 4-5 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Switch off and now add the sugar and continue mixing until the sugar is mixed properly.
Sugar added to the Chivada Mix
  • Taste the chivda and adjust the spices as per your preference.
The final Oats Chivada Mix
  • Once cooled store it in an airtight container.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tablespoon = 15 ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • Any combination of nuts and seeds can be used
  • Dry coconut is preferable instead of fresh. I did not had any so used fresh which I shallow fried nicely.
  • Adjust the seasoning as per taste.


Oats Chivda_Spicy oats Trail Mix a close up view

Oats Chivda | Spicy Oats Trail Mix

Oats Chivda or Spicy Oats Trail Mix is an Indian inspired tongue tickling munching snack made using roasted oats, healthy nuts and a few spices.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Snack Mix, Trial Mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 300 grams
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

  • Heavy Bottom Pan/Wok

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups (245 grams) Rolled Oats
  • ¼ Cup (45 grams) Peanuts
  • 2 tablespoon (20 grams) Broken Cashew
  • 2 tablespoon (20 grams) Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur Powder Dry Mango Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh coconut dry coconut is generally used
  • 3-4 green chillies cut into 1 cm pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 8-10 curry leaves

Instructions

  • Lightly sieve the oats to get rid of small particles in oats.
  • In a heavy bottom pan or a wok dry roast the oats on medium for 8-10 minutes.
  • Roast until they are crunchy. If you crush with you hands you would hear a bit of crunch.
  • Remove the roasted oats in a plate.
  • Now add oil in a wok.
  • Once hot add the green chillies and coconut.
  • Fry this on slow until the coconut starts turning brown.
  • Now add in the curry leaves and peanuts.
  • Roast this again for 4-5 minutes, until you see the peanuts are roasted and their skin starts splitting.
  • Now add in the cashew and roast for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the Raisins, turmeric and give a quick mix.
  • Add in the roasted oats, salt, chaat masala and amchur powder.
  • Mix everything on slow for 4-5 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Switch off and now add the sugar and continue mixing until the sugar is mixed properly.
  • Taste the chivda and adjust the spices as per your preference.
  • Once cooled store it in an airtight container.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tablespoon = 15 ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • Any combination of nuts and seeds can be used
  • Dry coconut is preferable instead of fresh. I did not had any so used fresh which I shallow fried nicely.
  • Adjust the seasoning as per taste.
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