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Corn Flakes Cereal Chivda is a healthy alternative to the traditional deep fried chivda. It’s a savory snack with mild spices, crunchy nuts and slightly sweet cereal. It’s a great go to recipes to have when you are stepping out of house. Don’t hesitate in letting the kids try it. I am sure they will like it. If the kid complains of chivda being spicy, toss in some plain corn cereal in the chivda mixture. This will help reduce the spice level.
If packing for school as a snack- make sure you don’t include any nuts in it.
Check out my Rice Cereal Chivda / Rice Cereal Trail Mix
Rice Cereal Chivda:
(Makes 7 cups)
- Corn Flakes Cereal- 7 cups
- Peanuts- 3/4th cup
- Roasted Chana dal / Dalia- 1/2 cup
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
- Red chilly powder – 3/4th tsp or to taste
- Cumin powsder- 1/2 tsp
- Asafetida (Hing)- a generous pinch
- Curryleaves – 15(chopped)
- Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
- Oil- 1.5 tbsp
- Salt to taste
Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add in the peanuts and roast them in low to medium flame until crisp. Remove and set a side.
In the same add the roasted chana dal and light toast them. Set a side.
Add a tsp of oil and fry the chopped Curry leaves. Set a side.
In a small cup add all the dry ingredients – Turmeric powder, red chilly powder, Asafatedia, salt and Cumin powder. Mix well.
In the same pan, add the rest of the oil. When the oil gets hot, add in the mustard seeds. Allow them to pop.
Now reduce the heat to low, add in the cumin seeds. Sautee for few seconds.
Add the spice mixture and cook for 15 -20 seconds. Not more than that, if not the spices will burn. Mix well.
Add in the rice cereal, roasted peanuts, dalia and curry leaves. Gently mix till the corn flakes cereal is coated with all the spice mixture.
Turn off the heat. Cool completely and store the chivda in a air tight container.