Corn flakes as we know is a cereal very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.Also, a very good source of Vitamin A,riboflavin,niacin ,vitamin B6,vitamin B12,folate and iron.In kerala,we get the corn flakes mixture which mainly consist of plain corn flakes.Usually in that recipe,the corn flakes are deep fried but here I have omitted that step and dry roasted the corn flakes to avoid excess oil.Unlike the other regular mixture,this one has very less oil,lesser effort and a healthy one for kids snacks.Plain corn flakes withour any flavor suits best for the recipe.I have adapted this recipe from Ganga@ My Favourite foods,modified slightly.Thanx Ganga for the wonderful recipe.My family loves this mixture and we always had the store brought version.So,for a healthy change I tried these at home and am happy it came out good.Enjoy with a cup of tea !!
plain corn flakes 11/2 cups
peanuts 1/2 cup
chana dal (pottu kadala) 1/2 cup
beaten rice /aval 1/2 cup
chilly powder 2tsp
turmeric powder a pinch
curry leaves few sprigs
salt to taste
to make round boondhi
gram flour/ besan 1/2 cup
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
to make thick sev
gram flour 1 1/2 cup
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 2 tsp
asafoetida a large pinch
Oil to fry (approx 350 ml)
To make bhoondis
-Make a thin batter with the ingredients listed above for making bhundis with water.The batter should be of the consistency of thin dosa batter.
To make thick sev
-Prepare a batter using the ingredients listed to a smooth dough.Add water little by little,keep covered.
-Heat a pan and add the corn flakes in it.Dry roast the corn flakes to 7-8 minutes on med-high flame,until you feel the crisp corn flakes.Keep stirring continously.Remove on a plate.
-Add oil in the same pan and heat the oil on medium flame.
-Scoop out the prepared gram flour dough in an idiappam mold (or slightly thicker mold) and press out in circular motion in hot oil.Turn with a slotted spoon and cook both sides until golden brown.Drain on paper towel and leave to cool.Don't break the circles at this point,wait to cool.Repeat until the dough is finished.Break the larger circles of se in smaller bits with hands.Keep aside.
-Using another slotted spoon,hold the slotted spoon over the hot oil and pour the batter for making bhoondis through it.You find small round balls falling through the spoon.Cook evenly all sides,drain on a paper towel.
-Add in the peanuts,fry them.Drain on paper towel.Add in the chana dal,fry them.
-Then,add the beaten rice,add a pinch of turmeric powder in it to color the beaten rice(I had for gotten to add turmeric powder and so the color is white if u see my pics) Drain them on a paper towel.
-Add in the curry leaves and garlic cloves.Fry and drain on paper towel.
-Finally,take a large bowl,add the fried bhundis,chana dal,peanuts,corn flakes,curry leaves,garlic slices,beaten rice.Toss it well.Add chilly powder and adjust salt.Mixture is ready.
-Serve or store in air tight container for future use !!
Servings~ a big bowl mixture
* You can add fried green peas as well.I have omitted that step.
* As part of becoming health conscious,I have omitted the deep frying of corn flakes.Please feel free to deep fry if you want it deep fried.Honestly,deep frying corn flakes adds more taste.The dry roasted ones are equally crisp and tastes good too !!