Corn flakes mixture is an easy Diwali snack that can be made quickly with simple ingredients. I have given deep fried version, but can also be prepared low calorie by using oven.
I have seen corn flakes in mixture, but have not tried preparing mixture with cornflakes as main ingredient. I prepared this same way as poha chivda and turned out really good. I tried deep fried version, but I think it is good to adapt the low fat version either by microwaving or baking in oven. Deep frying is not compulsory if we use the breakfast cereal cornflakes. My oven has become faulty so I could not use it. Very simple method, just fry/ roast the ingredients and toss with spices.
Steps to prepare cornflakes mixture:
- Heat oil, fry peanuts, cashews, raisins one by one. I used a big perforated ladle, place each ingredient in it and immersed it in hot oil for deep frying.
- Deep fry corn flakes in batches in low heat. Drain in paper towels and pat off excess oil. It tends to absorb oil more if deep fried, so make sure remove the excess oil with lots of paper towels. You can opt to just temper and roast the ingredients as we do usually while tempering.
- In another broad pan, heat ghee and add asafoetida, sesame seeds to it. Once its roasted, switch off the flame. Add curry leaves, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and give a quick stir.
- Add the fried items, sugar and toss well to coat the spices evenly.