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Corn Flakes Chivda

corn flakes chivda
I know this place has been very quiet for last few days. First the camera had some issues, then technical issues with the site and when they got resolved, I was down with pretty severe cold. All I wanted to do was sleep!. But I have been very active with my other blog art Campus. Finally I am making some time for the crafts – which I love so much but never had time to explore more!.

The temperatures here are dropping very fast. It is not possible to step outside without jackets. I was hoping we will have few more days to play outside, but we are staying indoors for now. That also means I am making a lot of soups. If anyone is interested, I will post them here.

Here is a simple recipe for Corn Flakes Chivda. A chivda can’t be simpler than this. I made this because I had to use up a large batch of Kellog’s corn flakes that we bought but could not finish. It was nearing expiration and I had to think of something. Since I usually like to make a hot breakfast every morning, corn flakes or cereals hardly get finished. V had bought this bag when I was in India and he could not finish it. These corn flakes were slightly sweetish, any corn flakes can be used. All my friends that tasted this loved it.

Also check out corn flakes rolls.

5 cups corn flakes
2 tbl spns peanuts
2 tbl spns cashews (optional)
1 tea spn cumin powder
1 tea spn coriander powder
1 tea spn poha masala (optional, but gives a great aroma and taste)
1 tea spn chaat masala
6-7 curry leaves
1 tea spn mustard seeds
1 tea spn urad dal
A big pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tea spn turmeric
1 tea spn sugar (optional, do not use of corn flakes are sweet)
1/2 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 cup sev (optional)

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Heat about 2-3 tbl spn oil and add peanuts and cashews. Fry for a minute and then add mustard seeds, urad dal. When they start popping, add curry leaves and asafoetida.
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Reduce the heat to medium-low and add all dry masalas and salt. Mix well.
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Now add corn flakes, sev. Mix everything very well.
Let it cool to room temperature, then store in air tight container.

Preparation time : 20mins

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  • Nupur October 22, 2013, 7:10 pm

    Looks awesome! I never eat cornflakes for breakfast but buy it often just for chivda. I follow a recipe from The Cooker’s blog and it calls for fennel seeds (badishep) in the tadka. It really adds a wonderful flavor.

  • Danni Eldred October 23, 2013, 7:25 am

    Oh, I am so excited to try this recipe! I also have a box of corn flakes in my pantry which I purchased to make no bake cookies with, and I just haven’t had the desire to eat the cereal on its own. I have often purchased something like this at our local Indian store, but it will be fun to make it instead.

    I would also enjoy seeing your soup recipes, as I never tire of soup.

  • Veena October 23, 2013, 7:33 am

    You make it all look so easy Shilpa, thanks. Will be making this for Diwali.

    And please do post more soup recipes, thanks.

  • vibha verenkar October 24, 2013, 12:45 am

    cornflakes are to be deep fried I suppose???

    • Shilpa October 24, 2013, 6:41 pm

      No, they are already very crisp. You just heat it in that oil with all the spices.

    • vibha verenkar October 25, 2013, 1:28 am

      thank you shilpa!!!

  • Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! October 24, 2013, 8:43 am

    Always learning new things from you…

  • Poornima Mahesh October 25, 2013, 1:39 am

    Hi Shilpa… something to try this Diwali………. thank you…….Wish you & your family very happy diwali…

  • Siri October 25, 2013, 6:27 am

    That is a neat way to use all those cornflakes. :-) I have a bag too on my fridge, will make these and get done with mine too!


  • Ravi October 26, 2013, 1:10 pm

    You can try poha instead of corn flakes, that tastes awesome as well.

  • Kavita Shenoy October 27, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Thank You Shilpa for the Superb recipe I am surely going to prepare this for Diwali. Wish you & your family a very Happy Diwali.

  • Kalyani October 30, 2013, 2:22 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Cooking was always a dreaded word for me until I came across your blog. Your blog literally motivated me to try my hands at kitchen. Yesterday I made this corn flakes Chiwada for Diwali & also made Dali Thoy. They came out very well. Thanks a lot!!

    Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali!!

    P.S. Now that I am ready to explore the culinary path, I have decided to let go off my cook… All thanks to you & your Aayi :)


  • Yoga Light March 28, 2014, 7:53 am

    I bought some corn chewda up at Shanti mandir ashram in upstate NY and so enjoyed its sweetness. Haven’t until your recipe found anything to compare to it. Spicey but not burning hot. so thank you for sharing.

  • fabiola August 18, 2014, 12:05 am

    Hey I loved it …. I was looking for another recipe but came across this and made it… it was yummy…. I would appreciate if by any chance you could put up the recipe for vajri masala fry ….. I loved it as I used to live in mumbai and we as a family would feast on it…I cant find a single recipe for it online.

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