Farali Chivda Recipe | How to make Farali Aloo Chivda

>>  Thursday, April 7, 2016

Farali Chivda - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets 

Farali Chivda is one of few dishes that I have tasted from the actual source and loved it. Its also one of the dishes that prompted me to pick up this theme. Because I knew I get to taste this again and enjoy.

Pradnya had given us a pack of this in her goodie bag when we had met last year. It was the most unexpected taste and one that gets quite addictive within minutes. For a typical south Indian, this may not appeal at the first taste, because of the sweetness, however this grows on you within minutes because of the components it has.

When it came to picking up F, I had no trouble as I remembered this snack and Pradnya confirmed that can be done. she shared how she makes, while I had a look around over the other recipes and found that this is done differently by each. Meaning the other spice powders that get added are different as well.

I kept to the basic one and enjoyed so much. Trust me, this gets completed in one sitting. What Pradnya gave us was white in colour and as you can see mine is bright red. Naturally I had go overboard on the red chili powder, still it turned out a great combo with the sugar, raisins and the chili powder.

As I said yesterday, these Farali Chivdas are consumed during the fasting time, so its also called as Upwas Chivda / Batatyacha Farali Chivda.

How to make Farali Aloo Chivda 

Ingredients Needed:

Potatoes grated - 2 cups
Oil for deep frying

Other seasonings:

Peanuts, Cashews, Raisins, Almonds - handful each
Powdered sugar as per taste (I used icing sugar)
Salt a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp

How to make the Farali Chivda

Pick a big sized potato, scrub well and peel. Grate into 2-inch julienned using a wide grater. 

Wash in water for at least 3 to 4 times until you feel the potatoes are not starchy.

Drain in a colander and pat dry with a cloth towel.

Now heat a kadai with enough oil and deep fry these potatoes. Fry till golden. Drain onto a kitchen towel.

Next deep fry all the dry fruits and nuts. Remove to the bowl.

to the bowl, add the fried potatoes, roasted nuts, red chili powder, powdered sugar, cumin powder, salt and toss well till well coated.

Store in an airtight container. 

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Srividhya Gopalakrishnan April 7, 2016 at 1:24 AM  

This looks so good. Fried potatoes with nuts and sugar.. super

Suma Gandlur April 7, 2016 at 2:42 AM  

I know how addictive this mixture is. We get to see all regional flavors in local Indian stores and my husband keeps stock of snacks handy and this is one of them. :) Now you are tempting me to make some at home.

Pavani N April 7, 2016 at 3:09 AM  

LOVE this crispy and crunchy snack any time. My family will enjoy this a lot too. Bookmarked to try real soon.

vaishali sabnani April 7, 2016 at 6:03 AM  

This is one delicious chivda , very addictive . Normally it uses green chilly so the color is light and pale , excellent munch !

Usha April 7, 2016 at 6:12 AM  

I don't remember tasting this farali chivda but remember seeing it in the goodie bag. My nephews must have finished it all before I got to taste it. :)

rajani April 7, 2016 at 7:11 AM  

The post made my mouth water Valli! I have seen some trail mixes here that combines the sweet and spicy things together. This one sounds really delicious with potatoes also in it!

Sapana Behl April 7, 2016 at 7:12 AM  

We are going to have 9 days Navratri fasting from Friday and I am so going to try this chivda.Thanks for the recipe.Looks wonderful.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan April 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM  

You guys are so lucky to be seeing each other and enjoying the goodies. I am going to be really keeping vrats now.

Gayathri Kumar April 7, 2016 at 11:33 AM  

I am one of the luckiest persons to have tasted this delicious snack. Love your colourful version too...

A Kamalika Krishmy April 7, 2016 at 3:47 PM  

crispy aloo.. who would not like it

Kalyani April 7, 2016 at 4:48 PM  

such an addictive snack, yours has come out better than the store bought ones, Valli ...

and pradnya better make this for me and send it over :))

Amara Annapaneni April 7, 2016 at 6:56 PM  

Love the crispy aloo. Chivda looks simply delicious Valli. I'm going to try this soon.

Padma Rekha April 7, 2016 at 7:42 PM  

I remember this Pradnya gave us in her goodie bag that was really addictive. perfect choice Valli.

Priya Suresh April 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM  

Very crispy aloo chivda, feel like making some. A prefect snacks with both spiciness and sweetness..Loving it.

Harini-Jaya R April 8, 2016 at 6:44 AM  

That is an awesome snack to have. I must say it is addictive.

Smruti Shah April 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM  

OMG Valli. Your farali chivda took me back to the store in India from where my mom used to get it. I have to include it in my list for the next courier coming from home. Until then, I will try making it from your recipe.

Nalini's Kitchen April 8, 2016 at 5:35 PM  

This is one of my family's favorite,but never tried on my own..Perfectly made looks crunchy,such an addictive snack.

Anonymous April 9, 2016 at 7:43 AM  

do you really fry the potatoes in water?

Srivalli April 9, 2016 at 8:22 AM  

Anon thanks for pointing out..:)...was a typo, corrected now..though I wish we could fry in water!..

Harshita Kapur April 10, 2016 at 5:48 PM  

Looks like a yummy snack idea! :)

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Nisha Sundar April 12, 2016 at 1:08 PM  

That's such an addictive snack Valli... 😄😄 and being homemade it's the best anytime...

Padmajha PJ April 12, 2016 at 7:22 PM  

Indeed an addictive snack!! Looks really inviting Srivalli...

Chef Mireille April 14, 2016 at 9:44 AM  

what a great snack - perfect while watching a movie

Priya Srinivasan April 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM  

Looks colorful valli ! I somehow don't prefer sweet chivda, typical south-Indian I believe!! But my hubby loves this sweet chivda!! Will try for him!!

Ruchi Indu April 19, 2016 at 3:52 PM  

That looks like a lip-smacking snack!!!

veena krishnakumar May 6, 2016 at 5:39 PM  

I remember Pradnya's goodie bag. This looks addictive and loved the plate too. Remembered our discussion :)

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