Feb 8, 2008

South Indian Chivda or Mixture

I remember my childhood days, when festival day comes my mom used to make huge canisters of mixture or murruku with her friends.Mixture is one of the popular South Indian snack.If you are trying to make what they call it in Indian Stores ‘south Indian chivda’ or Mixture, here is the recipe how we made it.Since we got bored of getting mixture from indian stores,we decided to make.The results were great. This a preparation of me and my friend ,Enjoy this with a cup of tea or coffee , great evening snack.Here is a simple method to make crispy Mixture!!!!



INGREDIENTS:

(For Bhoondi)
Gram flour – 2cups
Rice flour - 3 tsp
Chili powder – 2tsp
Salt

(For sev)
Gram flour – 2cups
Rice flour – ¾ cup
Chili powder – 2tsp
Cumin seeds,ajwain/omam – 1tsp
Hot oil – 2tsp
Butter – half stick
Salt

(Other)
Ground nuts – 1cup
Chatney dhal (pottukadalai) – 2cups
Curry leaves – 2springs
Garlic – 2
Soaked channa dhal(2 hours) – 2 cup
Corn flakes – 1 cup

METHOD:


Mix gramflour,chili powder,rice flour in the bowl and add salt and dilute it with water till dosa batter consistency. Heat the oil.Now pour a spoonful of the batter into the slotted spoon with round holes.You can use either a rounded spoon/cup/your hand to do this.Tap it gently with a spoon so that small balls of dough fall into the oil. Turn and fry until get golden and crisp. Do this until the batter finishes. Drain on paper towel.


Mix all the ingredients for sev and make a thick smooth dough by adding water as necessary. Now add hot oil and mix well. My mom used to add oil to the dough of muruku and mixture; it gives more softness to sev. Take a handful dough place in a sev mould and press carefully over the hot oil. Turn and fry until brown and crisp. Do this till the dough finishes. Drain on paper towel.

Fry all the other ingredients (except channa dhal) and drain on paper towel.Channa dhal should be deep fried.We can eat this fried channa dhal(with salt and chili powder) as a separate snack called poom parupu. Be careful when fring the curry leaves. Now add all this with bhoondi and sev in a bowl and add mix well by adding 1 more spoon chili powder, little salt. Allow to cool and keep in airtight dry container.

Note:Dont worry if you dont have a slotted spoon with round holes....We used carrot Shredder.Enjoy...

26 comments:

SHANTI BHANU said...

u made it right from scratch?????thats really grt....nice chivda....i love ur cutlets...nice blog dear

Meera said...

Wow! Looks good. Using carrot shredder is such an innovative idea.

Maya said...

Mixture looks really great!! it must have been fun making it with your friend..

Sagari said...

wowww u made evething at home wowwwwwww

Uma said...

Yum! Home-made mixture. It looks so good.

Sahefa said...

These things are so yummy.
Yaar where do u get these recipes from?

Vanamala said...

wow yummmy hot hot mixture lovely.

But i feel it is so much of work to do bhoondi, sev

BTW the pics are so beautiful..

Sahefa said...

i have written another post. Do take part in it.

Asha said...

I love hot south Indian mixture, looks great D, good one with coffee at 4pm!:)

Mythreyee said...

Dhivya, I am from salem. Namakkal Aanjineyar is one temple we visit often. I love to climb the tipu's fort. We also go to the Narasimha temple, where God is inside a cave. Great place. Oh this Mixture is so tempting. Great with any rice or even at tea time.

Dhivya said...

Shanti - Thanks for ur comment
Meera - Thanks...
Maya - Yes maya...we had fun and planning to make more snack together

Sagari - thanks..It took one day to prepare
Uma - thanks uma

Sahefa - I got this recipe from my mom..Thanks for stopping by

Vanmala - Yes ..It is so much of work..but we thought instead of buying from indian stores ..we can make it more healthier

sahefa - sure...
asha - Yes asha..thanks

Mythreyee - Thanks for dropping by

Rosie said...

Oh this dish looks marvellous! :D

Rosie x

Seema said...

From Scratch.. Awesome! Its very yum to eat with tea & munch on too :-) I made for Diwali but 80% store bought items mixed with 20% home made stuff.. easy way out :-)

easycrafts said...

carrot shedder idea is cool...we made mixture during diwali, but added beaten rice also to it

Dhivya said...

hi rosie,seema and easycrafts thanks for stopping by an ur comments

Daily Meals said...

Looks spicy and yummy...I too posted one with laddoo...

sandhiya said...

hi dhivya...great job...you made everything in home..wow

priya said...

good job divya...pic looks wonderful

Dhivya said...

Thanks for ur nice words friends...

DEEPA said...

wow!!!!you have patience lady!!! i would have this all day long!!!

Bharathy said...

Great effort,Dhivya!It looks crunchy munchy spicy and "perfect" in a word!..You have captured all the beauty of the lovely snack here :)

Dhivya said...

Thanks for ur comments deepa and bharathy

Cham said...

If i show this picture in my house. They definetly torture me to do it immediately. I am just wondering if u could have been my neighbour.....

Dhivya said...

:)u can make this in home cham by avoiding bhoondi or sev...i will send it to u:)))))

Roopa said...

I was searching for this recipe and could not find it anywhere, Its really good to see this recipe here as you have made it from scratch, thanks a lot! we too are tired buying it from the indian store, now i will surely make it using ur recipe:)

Roopa said...

great idea using carrot shredder, coz i too dont have a slotted spoon