Flattened Rice (Chiwda) Mixture – Lightweight Snack for Trekking

Flattened Rice (Chiwda) mixed with Black Seasame Seeds and Sugar

We were at Nalachatti (Narayankoti) near Guptkashi. Just visited Maa Tripurasundari Lalita Mai temple and were roaming inside village. It was morning hours. Balbir Singh Rawat was brushing his teeth. He invited us inside his home. We were offered tea but what more important than tea was – Beaten/Flattened Red Rice also known as Chiwda as snack.

Flattened Red Rice mixed with Black Seasame Seeds and Sugar – I was enjoying chewing it. Good in taste, Aroma and little sweetness as I chew more and more. I was told it is a good snack carry by local mountain people during  jungle visit regularly either to collect leaves or for animals grazing. This snack quench ones thirst, and lighweight to carry. It is much much more tasty if Walnut is also mixed.

Yes, this is for sure one of the lightweight snack for trekking. Will carry next time. Even while chewing one can trek. Good during budget trekking. Fantastic idea. Thank you Balbir ji for enhancing knowledge. Thank you very much.