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    This popcorn, which we offer with drinks in Rasika's cocktail lounge, is a take on the Indian snack chiwda, a sweet and savory mix often made with fried poha (puffed rice), dried fruit, nuts, spices, and herbs. There are many ways to make it and people add whatever they like—maybe corn flakes, coconut chips, chana dal. It's a mainstay during Diwali, much like you'd have Chex Mix during the American holiday season. If you don’t want to use the microwave popcorn, make it the old-fashioned way, following directions on the package of kernels to make 6 cups of popcorn.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (3.2-ounce) bag microwave popcorn (movie-theater butter flavor or plain and salted, popped according to package directions)
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped fresh Thai green chile
    • 10 (1 1/2 inch) fresh curry leaves (more if smaller), whole or cut crosswise into thin strips.
    • 1/4 teaspoon Kashmiri chile powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 104 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 8.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 2.18%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 98 mg 4.1%
    • Calcium: 7 mg 0.75%
    • Potassium: 58 mg 1.66%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.75%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.05%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.58%
    • Vitamin C 0.33%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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