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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

mixture-recipe(Madras style mixture) - Mixture is the only snack I have eaten the most when I was a kid. That’s because, my dad used to buy this always. My  mom hates this snack just because it has been always bought by my dad. But she never told that to my dad. May be until now too. Me too not a big fan of mixture, but its okay kind for me. But until my grand mom was there, we used to make this for Diwali. Its a great idea to make mixture for Diwali, because, it gives so much volume so that we can give it to others. Also we will be making kara boondi, omapodi anyways, so its easy to mix everything and add some fried items to it and make mixture. mixture-south-indian

Those days, my mom used to start making Diwali snacks a week ahead and make so much in quantity. She will be storing all the snacks in tins and big containers (thooku vaali) and give everything little by little in evening time for the whole family. I have never seen her buying snacks or sweets from shops, everything strictly home made.

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Though mixture is a mixture, I like to pick and eat the ingredients in it separately. Its fun for meBlushing. I love the sweet diamond maida biscuits in it very much. But sadly I have not tried making it so far at home, so have not added in this recipe. In spite of this spicy mixture, I love sweet mixture very very much. The one which looks also similar to this mixture, but sweet. Even in this south Indian mixture recipe, my special ingredient is a bit of sugar, which I add lastly and toss.

Mixture recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 40 mins    Makes: 3 Cups approx.

Ingredients

Omapodi - 1 & 1/2 cup

Kara boondi - 1 & 1/2 cup

Peanuts - 1/4 cup

Fried gram dal - 1/4 cup

Cashew nuts - 12 - 15

Poha/ aval - 1/2 cup

Curry leaves - 2 sprig

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Sugar - 1/2 tsp

Ghee - 3 tblsp

Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp


Method

  1. Prepare Oma podi and Kara boondi as in the respective recipes. In my kara boondi, I have added optional garnish of black pepper, crushed garlic and curry leaves. Just avoid that. Also salt can be little less as we are using salt while tossing the mixture. Heat ghee or oil  in a pan and fry cashews broken first.
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  3. Then Peanuts and fried gram dal. Fry everything in medium flame with constant stirring for even cooking. Peanuts should be fried until it pops. Take care not to burn as you can see properly as its with skin. Even you can use skin less peanuts.
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  5. Add curry leaves along any nut lastly and  fry aval finally. You may need more oil or ghee for this, but you can do in 2 batches too. Transfer all the fried items to a mixing bowl and add salt, red chilli powder and asafoetida to it. Toss.
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  7. Add kara boondi and broken omapodi and toss gently. When cooled down completely, add sugar and mix well. Transfer to airtight container.
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Notes

    • Other ingredients that can be added to mixture – Kara sev, broken mururkku, maida biscuits, ola pakoda, thattai broken,  badam, fried channa dal, Chat masala, black salt etc.
    • I used 1 cup besan for making boondi and 1 cup besan + 1/2 cup rice flour for making omapodi/ sev. But saved some for boondi raita and saved some omapodi as such  for my kid and used only 1 cup each as mentioned in quantity for this mixture.
    • I used thin aval (flattened rice/ poha).  I first tossed aval, nuts, curry leaves with red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt and then only added the omapodi and sev.
    • Always store in airtight container. Stays good for a week at shelf.

The classic combo – mixture, sweet and filter coffee. And that boondi ladoo is my next post :)

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42 comments:

  1. coffee + mixture nothing can beat it ! also i add few onion and tomato and some curd :) i will have it as such no need my dinner , breakfast or lunch ! I liked the bottle cute !

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  2. it is really tempting, the plate with mixture ladoo and filter coffee!!!mm, heavenly

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  3. Same pinch today!!! Amazing clicks as usual and such a wonderful looking mixture ! Nothing to beat southie style mixture -All time favourite . Happy Diwali !

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  4. Mast receipe madam, I already made sev, boondi seeing ur blog so will b easy 4 me.i have doubt abt frying aval.it oozes lot of oil after frying even if I choose thick one.any remedi 4 it?

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    1. Drain in paper towel well and then add it to the mixture. Keep less oil for frying too.

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  5. looks perfect and very tempting, eagerly waiting for the ladoo post :)

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  6. super one.. Very tempting.. I love it with my tea...

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  7. I love the mixture and loved the ingredients going into that . Definitely needs loads of patience to make.

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    1. Not at all, as it seems, if you make it its easy.

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  8. too good raks the mixture looks amazing just like the store brought ones:) you are an inspiration :)

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  9. Thanks for the recipe, M gonna make this for this diwali, Its my tala depavali ,M gonna make my family proud with ur help. Thankyou Raji

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  10. Love this ...looks yum and along with tht ladoo, coffee is tempting ...

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  11. Mixture looks delicious..even I m not fond of mixture and love munching any kind of murukku instead...

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  12. Looks yummy! Waiting for the ladoo post eagerly

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  13. Looks so so delicious, i am going to make them once but then may be i will omitt omapodi as that never works for me.

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  14. Looking delicious and yummy :)

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  15. Hi, I thought U hv bought the mixture from the shop as it is looking delicious.Im a regular to ur site nd sharmis'.

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  16. My all time favorite... U have done it beautifully... In my to do list for this diwali..

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  17. Give me that plate..Love to munch with a cup of tea.

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  18. My dads favorite.Wish I can do when he visits next time home.

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  19. super so quickly done and just perfect for diwali.

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  20. wow .. they look gorgeous and super tempting

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  21. Lovely mixture .Love every bite of it.This also reminds me of my mom .She makes during diwali.I will try to make it.I am afraid i cant make bhoondi.Will it be good without bhoondi.

    Priya@MYKitchenOdssey

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  22. Hi raks,
    if ur interested...shall i send u the diamond cuts recipe..sweet one that we use in mixture...give me ur id...

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    1. You can find it in the top right corner. Pls send. But the thick square version

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    2. Raks,pl chk ur mail...i've sent u the recipe..tanx for all ur recipes.

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  23. Looks interesting and simple too. Definitely gonna try this soon! :)

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  24. Lovely mixture. Explanation & Pics are simply superb.

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  25. ok...sure..i'll send..thick diamond cuts recipe...

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  26. what is the calorie per serving?

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  27. Tried this...came out very well....

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  28. Pathale pasikuthe :) Looks super tempting!

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  29. hi rak i m not clear about how to fried gram daal is it soaked or dried or what plz explain.
    regards

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    1. Its not channa dal, its chutney dal (the one they use to grind chutney- dhaliya)

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    2. So no need to soak, just deep fry as such

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  30. still unclear.u have written fried gram daal.plz make it clear is
    daal chana
    bhuna hoe chana
    bulger
    plz clear it what i see in the pic its either daal chana or bhuna hoa chana not bulger
    regards

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  31. Hi what kind of poha to be used thick r thin??

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  32. Hi Raks, I have tried many of ur recipes and it comes out well. Thanks a lot.Today when I tried mixture I added 1 tsp of salt instead of 1/2 tsp...so it's very salty now...how to correct it..? TIA

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  33. You can try adding more fried poha and see :) Add little more red chilli powder.

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