roasted oats chivda recipe
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Oats Chivda

Roasted oats chivda is a savory mixture of roasted oats, nuts, spices and herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup Oats (quick cooking oats)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil for tempering
  • 5 to 6 Almonds
  • 5 to 6 Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Golden raisins
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 to 2 Green chilies - sliced or slit
  • 8 to 10 Curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste


roasting oats

  • Measure all the ingredients and keep them separately in a plate or bowl.
  • Heat a kadai first. Reduce the flame to a low and then add 1 cup quick cooking oats in a hot kadai or pan.
  • Roast the oats on a low flame. Do keep stirring continuously while roasting oats.
  • When the oats become light brown in color and are fragrant & crisp, then switch off the flame. Just ensure they don't brown too much.
  • Transfer the oats in another plate.

roasting oats chivda ingredients

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan. Add 1 tablespoon of peanuts and fry them till they become crunchy and their color changes.
  • Place the peanuts on a plate lined with a kitchen paper towel.
  • Then add fry 5 to 6 almonds till they become crisp and light brown in color.
  • Remove them and place the almonds on the same plate lined with paper towel.
  • Similarly fry 5 to 6 cashews till they become golden. Remove them and keep aside.
  • Fry the raisins till they swell and become plump. Keep aside.
  • Keep the flame to a low. Then in the same pan, add 8 to 10 curry leaves, 1 to 2 chopped green chilies and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of sugar. Stir and saute for some seconds till the green chilies and curry leaves become crisp.

making oats chivda

  • Add the remaining fried ingredients - peanuts, raisins and cashews. Mix very well.
  • Then add the roasted oats.
  • Mix the oats mixture very well. sprinkle salt as required.
  • On a low flame, saute for 2 to 3 mins. Then switch off the flame. Remove and keep aside in a separate plate.
  • Let the chivda mixture cool at room temperature and then store in an air-tight box and container. Serve the oats chivda as tea time snack or as a diwali savory snack.


- recipe can be doubled or tripled.
- green chilies & sugar can be added less or more as per your requirements.
- you can add more dry fruits if you want.