Sunday, December 20, 2015


I had a box of cornflakes that is  sitting in my cupboard.   Normally we had  our breakfast with cornflakes  or adding this cereal for making cookies or coating the batter.

So I need to  do something  to save the cornflakes  before  it  passes its expiry date.   What I have in mind were turning them into dessert or a snack.

For  long long  time. I have prepared a crunchy and savory snack so this is the perfect time  to make my favorite Cornflakes Chivda that is  made from roasted nuts, roasted gram, curry leaves and spices. You can vary the selection  from among peanut, cashew, walnut, pistachio, pumpkin seeds  or sunflower seeds.

Turn this chivda into a healthier  version thus cutting out the oil used. Did not fried the peanut and roasted gram in oil but dry roasted them.  The only time I used oil when frying the curry leaves along with chili powder and turmeric.

Adjust the chili used according to your heat tolerance and  add sugar if you like but love without it.

Cornflakes Chivda  to  be enjoyed any time and would last for good 1 week if kept in airtight container.

Servings  :  6

3 cup cornflakes
1/4 cup roasted gram (pottukadalai)
1/4 cup raisin
1/4 cup peanut or other nuts
1  tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tablespoon oil
3 sprigs curry leaves
salt to taste
sugar (optional)


Dry roast roasted gram, peanut and cornflakes separately, remove and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, fry curry leaves until fragrant.

Lower the heat, add in chili powder and turmeric, stir then remove from heat.

Place cornflakes, roasted gram, peanut  and raisin in a mixing bowl.

Mix  in the curry leaves mixture to the cornflakes. .

Sprinkle salt over the cornflakes and stir until well incorporated.

When completely cool, store  in an airtight container.

Other snack recipes you might like:

Bread Vada
Prata Puffs
Cabbage Fritters

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♥♥azatiesayang ♥♥ said...

Salam..Lamnaya xsinggah kat blog ni.Sht?Buat kunyah2 depan tv..sedap nih!!

Beena said...

Yummy and crispy snack. Love it

Rafeeda AR said...

good for some guiltless snacking...

Sharvari said...

Interesting recipe....must try this one. so good to avoid oil and keeping it healthy

Winnie said...

This is a fantastic snack!
Kind of "danger" as it's probably difficult to stop eating it, once you start

Katerina said...

Great way to revamp corn flakes!

Jess said...

Oh wow...what a neat recipe!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

That's a great recipe... thanks for sharing :)
Cheers, Archana -

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


Audrey said...

What an interesting twist on snack mix. I'd never thought to use corn flakes before, but with all of those spices, YUM!

Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

Unknown said...

What a delightful snack mix. Thank you so much for sharing your healthy and delectable Cornflakes Chivda recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I've never heard of this but it sounds and looks really good! Thanks for sharing this at the What's for Dinner party! Glad you're part of the fun.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the Meatless Monday party. Have a great weekend.