We're headed to the Davis Mountains, to Fort Davis, to do some star gazing.. One concern is the prediction of thunderstorms all through July, but this is the month we're closest to the milky way, which's also at its brightest. The place we're headed to is called McDonald's Observatory - home to some of the world's most powerful telescopes. It's a 10 hour drive, and we'll need healthy snacks besides the Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal we're sure to much on!
Credit for the original version of the recipe below, goes to www.archanaskitchen.com.
I have made it healthier.
I have done a copy-paste and then edit, of Archana's recipe. The original is at www.archanaskitchen.com. Search for chevdo.
* 3 cups thin flattened rice/poha
* ¼ cup dahlia/roasted channa dal
* ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
* ¼ cup roasted halfed cashewnut
* ¼ cup raisins roasted in sesame oil
(make sure it does not become stiff and hard)
* 10 curry leaves
* 3 chopped green chillies (optional)
* 1½ tablespoon sugar
* ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
* ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
* 2 tablespoons of oil
* Salt to taste
Heat frying pan to medium heat and roast the flattened rice a little at a time until crisp. Don’t allow it to turn brown
Transfer contents to a wide mouth mixing bowl
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan; add green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, sugar and salt to taste
Add roasted seeds, cashewnuts , dahlia and raisins to the above mixture.
Turn off heat.
Add the above roasted nut mixture to the roasted flattened rice and mix well.
Chevdo is ready.
According to my 7 year old, the third most fun part of any trip is the packing. The 2nd most fun part is the driving long-distance, and the most fun part is finally seeing what the hotel looks like :).