Having chivda or mixture for tea time is always customary in Indian evening. Something to munch on...sweet stuff are OK but if its spicy, it much more enjoyable to me! Like pakoras, bajjis, murukkus or even something as simple as mixture.
Whenever I make mixture at home,, it disappears...my kids love spicy and they will just finish it...including my husband, who will keep on munching until dinner time.
So I try to keep something crunchy and something spicy always handy. :)
This is one super easy chivda to make. If you want to make it more easy, then just buy all the pre-made ingredients and put them together. I used on 5 ingredients but you are welcome to add as many as you like and make it as spicy as you like.
I had a few dry corn flakes (for mixture, from Indian store) lying around, so I decided to go ahead and make this as my 4th post for the bloggers marathon.
The corn flakes, I had to deep fry, but the boondi I used is store bought.
1 cup dry corn flakes
1/3 cup boondi (optional)
2 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp golden raisins
Tempering and seasoning:
chilli powder as required
salt as required
few curry leaves
pinch of saunf seeds, fennel seeds
Oil for deep frying
In a small pan, heat a few drops of oil, fry peanut till they brown. Keep aside.
In the same pan, fry the raisins and when they brown, add the fennel seeds and saute for 30 seconds. Keep aside.
Deep fry the dry corn flakes and remove them onto paper napkin. Add the fresh curry leaves to the hot fried corn flakes. (not in the oil, but after you remove them)
When the oil has drained, mix together some boondi, peanuts, raisins, salt, saunf, chilli powder with the corn flakes.
Serve with tea or coffee...or eat it as you wish!
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