Monday, November 5, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM 6 comments

CORNFLAKES quite an expensive bakshanam/snack, when you buy it from any store.  It costs almost Rs.650/- per Kg. Unbelievable!!!  When made at home, it works out to be so cheeeeeap!!!! of course, labor goes uncounted😋😋😋
Please check my other bakshanams

Corn chips - 1/4 kg (roughly 2 1/2 cups)
Cashews - handful
Raisins - handful
Curry leaves - handful (washed, drained and wiped well)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 3-4 tsps
Salt to taste
Enough oil to fry

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Snacks
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts

Yields roughly 1/2 kg mixture

Heat oil in a kadai, and as shown in the picture, I always fry like this, keeping a small colander  with a  handle , so that it is easy for us to take them out when done. Otherwise, by the time we take them out fully, some would have become over fried and brown in color.

Don't over crowd, add a handful of cornflakes chips, when the oil becomes hot enough

The chips have become well fried, all have blossomed fully. See how easy it is , if you fry like have to just lift the colander, and put them in a bowl, in which you are going to mix up the other things

Put in a bowl 

Corn chips are fully done now, raisins are fried and put on top

Now, the cashews

curry leaves now

Add chilli powder, sugar, hing powder and salt

Mix well

Store in an airtight container, take care to close the lid after it cools down

So crunchy, sweet on one side and spicy on the other, just like our life filled with sweet and spicy things......... the crisp curry leaves taste so good in between....

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*In my family, we all like it with this much sugar. Sugar is only optional. You can totally skip it, or just add 1 tsp


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