Crispy Chivda Snack (South Asian Snack Mix)

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings Cost Per Serving $0.63
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1 cupPuffed Rice
1/2 cupChickpeas, cooked and drained well
1/2 cupLentils, cooked and drained well
1/2 cupWhole Raw Almonds
1/2 cupWhole Raw Cashews
1/2Orange, juice and zest
1 tbspGrape Seed Oil
2 tspCurry Powder
1/2 tspSea Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. Spread out evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.


  • ​Legumes such as chickpeas and lentils are recommended as part of a healthy diet for preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer. Aim for 3 cups or more of legumes each week to get these health benefits.
  • Most of the fibre in chickpeas is in the form of insoluble fibre, which passes undigested into the colon where it is fermented. Fermentation produces short chain fatty acids that provide fuel to healthy colon cells, reducing your risk of colorectal cancer.
  • One cup of chickpeas contains 160% of the molybdenum you need each day. Molybdenum is a mineral that your body needs in trace amounts. It helps to break down proteins into energy. It also helps the body break down sulfites, a common preservative found in processed foods. Chickpeas are also an excellent source of manganese, an antioxidant mineral needed by the mitochondria, the energy production centres of the body’s cells.