Cornflakes mixture or chivda recipe – Easy and healthy South Indian Diwali snackTweet
Cornflakes mixture or chivda is a traditional South Indian snack or mixture prepared from cornflakes, curry leaves, salt and red chilli powder and garnished with nuts. It is also a healthy mixture as it is stir fried and not deep fried and ideal for festive occasions like Diwali. It is a very quick to make crispy snack and can be had as a teatime snack too.
- Cornflakes - 3 cups
- Cashewnuts - 2 tablespoons
- Peanuts - 2 tablespoons
- Raisins - 2 tablespoons
- Fried gram - 1 tablespoon
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- 1 string of curry leaves
- Sugar - 2 teaspoons
- Salt to taste
- Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE CORNFLAKES MIXTURE RECIPE Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan or kadai. Add cashewnuts and stir fry till light brown. Set aside.
Then add peanuts and roast till light brown. Keep aside.
In the same pan, add raisins and stir fry for half a minute. Set aside.
Now add cornflakes and stir fry for upto 2 minutes. Remove them.
Add another 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Add curry leaves and fried dal and stir for a minute. Add salt and chilli powder to it and mix.
Add stir fried cornflakes, cashewnuts, raisins, peanuts to the fried dal mixture and combine together. Add sugar. Mix everything well and stir fry for a minute. Switch off the flame.
Cornflakes mixture is now ready to be served.
TIPS : You can make a instant chaat with cornflakes mixture. Just add chopped onions, tomatoes, green coriander leaves, green chutney and sprinkle little lime juice. Enjoy this healthy chaat with a cup of tea.