Rice crispy cereal-3 cups
Corn flakes-1 cup
Cashew nuts-1 Tbsp
Roasted peanuts-1/2 cup
Roasted chana dal-1/2 cup
Dry red chillies-2,splitted
Fistful of curry leaves
Red chilli powder-1/2tsp or to taste
Sambhar powder-1/2tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
1.Heat a oil in a wide pan over medium high heat. After oil is hot add mustard and cumin.
2.As mustard and cumin seeds crackle add asafeotida, slitted red chillies, and curry leaves.
3.Then on a low medium heat fry for 30 seconds, add cashews, raisins, peanuts roasted chana dal,dry coconut
stir-fry for one minute on a low heat.Make sure you don't burn them.
4.Now add chilli powder,sambhar powder, turmeric,sugar and salt mix it well.
5.Add rice crispy cereal and corn flakes (crush the corn flakes before adding to the mix) stir the mixture gently mix it well quickly and turn off the heat.Mix it well until all the cereal is well coated with spices now chivda is ready.
6.Let the chivda cool off to the room temperature before serving.
7.Cereal chivda can be kept for several days in airtight container.
8.Serve as a snack any time with tea or coffee.