Bangali Didimar Chidey (Chirey) Bhaja (Bengali Grandma Style Fried Flaked Rice) By Nisupta Bhattacharya

Nisupta Bhattacharya is an entrepreneur. She is the power behind the online boutique AngaChaya


In her quest for developing a healthy lifestyle with home-made nutritious food, she started cooking varieties on a regular basis. BiteByByte has always been in her thoughts, and she always remembered to share her experiments with us.

Chidey (Chirey) Bhaja was something Dida had as her breakfast daily & ma too made it often for the evening snack. Today called ma & decided to try it.


  • Chidey/Chirey (Flaked Rice, also known as Flattened Rice or Beaten Rice) — the thin variety
  • ghee
  • groundnuts
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sugar to taste
  • Take a frying pan, heat ghee & fry few groundnuts.
  • Add the chidey / chirey little by little & keep frying in low flame till they are nicely fried, crunchy & stiff.
  • Add pepper. Saute well.
  • Lastly add some sugar & mix well.
  • Serve hot with your cup of garam chai (hot tea) !!!

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