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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.
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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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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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