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Monday, September 24, 2012

Corn Flakes Mixture (Kerala Style ~ Low Fat version)

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 / kayam podia 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.
-Keep aside.
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 !!

Sending this to South Indian Cooking Event # 2 hosted by Sangeetha @ Spicy Treats


divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie.. How did u know that I was looking for cornflakes mixture??Just googling for the recipe and same time seeing ur post.. Love it.. Great snack.. My favorite..

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. looks mouthwatering.. must try recipe

Sherin said... Best Blogger Tips

I could eat it all day. Yum

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy cornflakes...

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super yummy!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

having my cup of evening tea & would definitely love this cornflakes mixture with it, nice & crunchy

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Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yumm. Perfect crunchy mixture. Love it.

Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yumm. Perfect crunchy mixture. Love it.

Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and flavourful snack!!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli kerala mixture...

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy and yummy snack for not even kids but for adults also

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Super crunchy munchy snacks...yummy.

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great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Mixture my favourite.. we can do so many diff variation...Looks so curnchy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy snack and a perfect tea time snack.

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Hari Chandana P said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav snack.. looks super tempting.. thanks for sharing dear.. Yummy :)
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Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

love this ...looks yum

Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

love this ...looks yum

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

nice snack for munching on

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so yummy!!!


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Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and nice tea time snack

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Adipoli cornflakes mixture said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice space. The mixture looks really nice.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting Julie...reminds me of my college days in Cochin

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy flavor & healthy cornflakes.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Never get bored of this crunchy munchy mixture.

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

ah love mixture for snack with chai!. looks super..never stuck me make at home!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice recipe Julie, liked it a lot.

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n crunchy snack Julie...

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect crunchy snack for tea time..looks fab..

lubnakarim06 said... Best Blogger Tips

Can't stop munching this....all time fav snack...

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

I too often make this corn flakes mixture as this is my fav...looks yum!!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

julie adipoli.ini njanum ingane undakkullu:-)

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Ayyoo..kandittu kodiyavunney:-( I wish i cud get that plate!!

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav mixture and well made dear :)

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this as anytime the addition of rice flakes..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried your recipe and it came out very well.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for the feedback :)