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CORNFLAKES CHIVDA

My son loves cornflakes chivda and this time instead of buying it readymade from the store I thought, “Why not make it myself?? Not difficult at all and an anytime snack ready in minutes! 😀

This is what you’ll need

Cornflakes: 2 cups

Peanuts: 1/4 cup

Cahsew nuts: 3tbsp

Raisins: 1tbsp

Green chillies: 2 (chopped)

Mustard seeds: 1tsp

Chilli powder: 2tsp

Turmeric powder: 1tsp

Hing (asafoetida): 1/2tsp

Curry leaves: 8-10

Sugar: 2tsp

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

Let’s get cooking

1. Fry the cornflakes and peanuts. Drain on a kitchen towel.

2. In another pan heat 2tsps of oil and season with mustard seeds, green chillies, hing and curry leaves.

3. Add the cashew nuts, raisins and fry for a couple of minutes.

4. Turn off the gas and add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

5. Mix this along with salt and sugar to the cornflakes and peanuts.

6. Once cool store in an air tight container.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

 

 

 

SPICED CHEESE TWISTS

This is what you’ll need

Flour: 1 and a 1/2cup

Grated cheese: 5tbsp

Butter (melted): 75gms

Egg: 1

Salt: 3/4tsp

Milk: 3tbsp

Chilli flakes: ½tsp

Cumin seeds: ½tsp

Dried mixed herbs: ½tsp

Let’s get cooking

1. Pre heat the oven to 200deg C.

2. Mix all the ingredients, except the flour in a bowl. Cream well.

3. Add the flour and knead into a dough.

4. Roll out the dough into half inch thick rectangles. Cut into 7″ long and half inch width

5. Twist and place on a greased baking tray.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

7. Store in an air tight container when cool.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes.

PEANUT SPINACH PAKODAS

This is what you’ll need

Roasted peanuts: 150gms

Spinach: 75gms

Gram flour: 125gms

Green chillies: 3

Garam masala: ½tsp

Lemon juice: 2tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Let’s get cooking

1. Coarsely powder the peanuts and chop the spinach and green chilies.

2. Mix the flour with the peanuts, spinach, green chillies, garam masala, salt and lime juice.

3. Add enough water to make a thick paste, so that it can be formed into balls.

4. Heat oil in a frying pan and drop small portions of the peanut/spinach mixture into it.

5. Fry until golden brown and serve hot with ketchup.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes.

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