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Snacking in India is a religion. College friends chatting over a cold drink or coffee, old buddies meeting up after a long time, or housewives eagerly waiting for a neighbourly get-together – munching something tasty together is a must. A cup of your favourite beverage will have to be accompanied with flavourful, crunchy delights – sweet or savoury. The perfect companion to your cuppa, namkeen snacks add to your teatime experience like nothing else will. The sweetness of your tea gets perfectly balanced with the salty deliciousness of the chiwda.
Chiwda, chivda, chevdo, or mixture – the name may vary but the snack binds hearts together in the most delicious way. A get-together, a ritual, family function, or a simple evening tea – if it is snack time, it’s time to partake chiwda. And, it is loved by the young and the old alike.
Imagine a typical monsoon day in. The rain is pelting down, you are sitting in your verandah with a hot cuppa. Bliss! Wait. Something is still missing? You guessed it right. You ought to be munching your favourite namkeen for the picture to be perfect. And the delicious snack adds to the euphoria. We are sure you too will agree. Sev, dal mix, poha, gram-flour noodles, or wheat pops – take your pick and relish the chivda namkeen along with the sweet smell of petrichor.
Namkeen is hugely popular in almost all parts of India. In Gujarat, it's called chevdo or chawanu, in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh its chiwda or poha. In Kolkata, the crunchy delight goes by the name of chire bhaja. Well, whatever the name, it’s clear that the namkeen has many takers.
Most traditional Indian families prepare these crispy titbits on a large scale, especially during Diwali and Holi. Apart from serving them to your guests, you can gift these in packed boxes when it’s time for them to go. Homemade, fresh, and delicious – they make for the perfect take-away gift. And the best part? They come with a long shelf life too. So if stored properly, your namkeen will last at least three to four months.
For those who miss the namkeen that they have grown up on but are unable to prepare them at home, there’s always a dependable marketplace such as SaleBhai offering you the treat. Try some of their chiwda and you will know what we are talking about. Trust us, each of the goodies will make you nostalgic with its great taste. The same flavour that you remember, from the same shop that you visited when you were younger – delivered right to your doorsteps. Amazing, isn’t it?
The chivda mixtures are made under strict hygienic conditions, with quality ingredients, and adhere to highest of standards. Packed in airtight packets for longer freshness, these are available at competitive prices. The variety that SaleBhai offers is to be seen to be believed. So even if you are sitting in Tamil Nadu or Sikkim, or Australia for that matter – you can order these yummy treats any time of the day or night. And at the click of a button.
Mostly made using various food items such as beaten rice, fried gram-flour, potato, coconut, lentils – the mixture tastes as good as its ingredients. The recipe can vary from place to place but its basic qualities remain the same – the chiwda is crunchy, delicious, and highly addictive. Once you start snacking on it, there’s no stopping you.
A famous variety is the Bombay mix – a variable mixture of spicy dried ingredients such as fried lentils, peanuts, chickpea flour noodles, corn, vegetable oil, chickpeas, flaked rice, fried onion, and curry leaves. For the best Bombay mixtures, visit salebhai.com. Try their Maharana Stores Famous India and you will be left wanting more.
Poha chiwda too is a famous and much-sought-after snack in India. It is especially popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Making use of flattened rice flakes, it is flavoured with a lot of spices – each lending its special touch. It can have chana dal, coconut pieces, dry fruits, wheat pops, sev, or just about anything. The namkeen is sometimes salty, sometimes sweet, or many a times both. There is an explosion of flavours that completely satiates your taste buds. Of course the foodie in you stills wants more and then some more.
Indulge in some mouth-watering chiwda on our recommendation. For traditional Gujarati mix from Nadiad, there is Shree Das Burfiwala Nadiadi Chawanu.
For a typical Gujarati flavour, try KPR Gold Gujarati Mixture. For all Indori fans, there’s Prakash Namkeen Indori Chatpata Mixture, Prakash Namkeen Indore Corn Mixture, and the world-famous Prakash Namkeen Khatha Mitha Mix.
For those who are conscious about their weight and health and count every calorie that they consume, there’s good news. You can choose from a delicious range of light namkeen that are prepared with very little or no oil. Agrawal’s Delight Diet Chivda, KPR Gold Lite Chivda (Onion), and Maharana Stores Light White Mix are some of the must-try namkeen.
The best part about chiwda is that depending on the method of preparation, they can be consumed at different occasions. Some of these delectable treats can be enjoyed even during fasts. Try the Prakash Namkeen Phalhari Mixture, Shree Kheteshwar Sweets and Farsan Mart (SKS) Potato Chivda Sweet, Sukhadia Garbaddas Bapuji Farali Mitho Chevdo, and Ghasitaram Farali Chiwda Cashew. Prepared with rock salt and fast-specific ingredients, these mixtures are your perfect choice for those auspicious days. So munch away without a guilt, without a worry.
SaleBhai delivers the best of chiwda to almost any and every corner of the world. You can order from Amritsar for a cousin who’s in the USA or vice versa. The e-commerce portal knows no boundaries. Once you do, you can rest assured that your order will be handled with care and delivered to the right person, at the right time. Visit salebhai.com, choose, click, and SaleBhai takes care of the rest. So, what are you waiting for? Buy namkeen online and enjoy the most delicious chiwda from your favourite shop in your hometown.