Friday, August 26, 2011

Super Easy Corn flakes Chivda

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 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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  1. would love to have it for a tea time snack!

  2. louu..louu.. louu the simplicity of making the deeelish recipes in marathon 8 :D !!

  3. Delicious and quick snack...yummy..

  4. My family is similar to yours -- they like to munch until dinner time :-) Corn flakes chivda looks crunchy and delicious.

  5. can munch on it anytime ..looks wonderful....

  6. Best crunchy snack...will get addicted..urs look perfect..
    first time to ur have a nice space..count me in from today...glad 2 follow you..

  7. Ages ago one of my friends served this for me! Very nice snack, dear!

  8. Looks delicious!!!!Planning to do the same with pori in a microwave.

  9. Quick and crispy chivda looks fabulous..feel like munching some..

  10. Crunchy snack. Perfect with tea. I make a similar one in MW.

  11. Quick & tasty snack!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. Yummy yummy crunchy snack....delicious...beautiful clicks!

  13. My cousin makes corn flakes chidva a lot. She also adds the fried nylon sabudana to this mixture. Love it!

  14. Mmm...delicious crunchy and crispy it

  15. delicious crunchy and crispy chivda...loved your version

  16. love this a hot cup of coffee, haven't made it since a real long time so thanks for the beautiful reminder :)
    US Masala

  17. I love this a lot, but never attempted at home,looks very tempting!

  18. This is my favorite!! thanks for sharing..

  19. Years ago when I first tried kellogs corn flake, I absolutely hated it with milk. My dad came up with a similar spicy version with peanuts and all...Crunchy!
    Even today, the only cereal i can stand is Raisin Bran...

  20. Looks delicious!!!!Planning to do the same with pori in a microwave.


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