Monday, 17 June 2013

Home made Mixture

Phew!!! What a hectic time I have these days.... And no time to visit blog... Of course in times like this writing a blog takes the least priority... So least a priority that I didn't even notice that my blog has crossed 10,000 views... Well thanks a million to my readers who keep visiting my blog even though I don't update regularly. I will try my best to regularly update.

Now over to the recipe. It was a tough thing to choose what to post today since I have some 20 recipes in my backlog to be posted. Well I rounded on a crunchy snack - mixture which my mom usually makes around Diwali time. This is a wonderful snack and we never tire of eating this. Mixture is also a very good accompaniment to sambar, rasam or curd rice.

Now Mixture as the name goes is mixture of various items. Some of which I have posted earlier. Many people think making mixture at home is a tedious task. But I will not say it is tedious. Little time consuming - yes!! But then in my case after spending around 1.5 hours I made about 1.25 kgs of mixture which stayed for about 2 weeks. Worth the effort right?


Besan - 600 grams
Beaten rice (Aval/poha) - 50 grams
Fried gram (pottu kadalai) - 100 grams
Peanuts - 50 grams
Curry leaves handful
Oil for frying
Salt and chilli powder for taste


Make Khara omapodi as given here with about 200 grams of besan.

Make Khara bhoondi as given here with about 200 grams of besan.

Make Khara Sev as given here with about 200 grams of besan.

  • With above 3 we have actually completed the time consuming task.
  • Crush the omapodi, and khara sev and keep it aside.
  • Heat one spoon of oil in a kadai. Add fried gram (pottu kadalai) and fry for about 5 minutes and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadai, add one more spoon of oil and fry the poha (aval) for about 5 minutes. 
  • In the same kadai, add 2 spoons of oil and fry groundnuts until they turn brown in colour.
  • Dry roast the curry leaves and powder them.
  • Now mix everything together and sprinkle a little salt and chilli powder on it. Mix well again. There are no hard and fast rules regarding measurements though I have given it approximately. If you like boondi more, you can add more of that. Likewise if you like omapodi (sev) more,then you can add that more.

Enjoy mixture with a hot cup of tea!!!