It’s so so so good. So much to love, that it’s almost hard to talk about. This mixture is one of those things that makes me feel cozy, reminds me of my recess breaks during schooling. Because currently I am not at all hesitant to say I am a rice flakes mixture obsessive girl. I used to grab this mixture from my classmates in exchange of my own tiffin box. That obsession continues even today. I am serious.
This 15 minute, thin rice flakes mixture or chiwda as it is called in Karnataka is a minimal commitment, low maintenance, ready-super fast treat for all regular days. This super speedy mixture can serve as snack or travel food right away. As I prepared it today morning, I held myself back to gulp this yumminess before proceeding to snap.
The recipe seems surprisingly simple and it is, provided you keep few things in mind. Like before even you start making the mixture, get the thin rice flakes sun dried or warmed up on griddle. It always, always makes the mixture crispity crisp, brittle and you never feel you are biting the chewy flakes. Second thing I would encourage you to do is let the flakes rest in the warm wok itself for extra crunchiness after putting off the flame.
I currently have a big box full of this thin rice flakes mixture to keep myself snacking happy. Nicely fried peanuts and roasted gram, awesomely browned copra bites just render the snacking feeling and oh my gosh I want a bowl ful to munch now.