Namkeen is one snack that is loved by all, especially with tea. A quick, healthy, and light snack that requires minimal ingredients easily available in your kitchen pantries. This namkeen is a healthy alternative to store-bought namkeen.
Cornflakes mixture is an easy Indian sweet and savory snack made with cornflakes as the main ingredient. Along with peanuts, raisins, curry leaves, cashew nuts, lentil, dried apricot, sesame seeds, and tossed with some spices and brown sugar. It only takes 15 minutes of cooking and 5 minutes of mixing them. You can alter the spices as per your liking.
This delightful Indian munch on a snack is known by many names – Cornflakes Mixture, Cornflakes Chivda Mixture, Cornflakes Namkeen, Makai Chivda.
Cornflakes namkeen is perfect munch with evening tea time. It’s a great substitute for your regular namkeen. Cornflakes Namkeen is also a great edible present, that can be packed in mason jars and shared over Diwali or Christmas.
Cornflakes Chivda Recipe| Savoury Tea Time Snack | Cornflakes Mixture
This cornflakes chivda is very versatile as there is no rigid proportion or combination to be followed. It stays crispy for a month if stored in an airtight container. You can send it to school for a short break or serve it as an after school or between play hunger chaser.
For Namkeen : Cornflakes – 2 cups
Peanuts – 1/4 cup
Roasted chana daal – 1/4 cup
Cashews – 1/4 cup
Raisins – 1/4 cup
Sliced pistachios – 1/8 cup
Pecans – 1/4 cup
Coconut flakes – 1/4 cup
Dry apricots – 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds – 1/8 cup
Curry leaves – 10
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Spices : Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry corainder leaves powder – 1/2 tsp
Amchoor powder – 1/4 tsp
Brown sugar – 1 tsp
Black salt – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
In a large pan take about 1 tbsp oil. Now roast peanuts and cashews for 2-3 minutes on slow heat while continuously stirring it.
Remove it from the pan once crisp and likewise roast pecans, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, raisins and keep them aside.
Now in the same pan add 1 tbsp oil and curry leaves. Fry curry leaves until crisp.
Then add all spice powders (except brown sugar) along with all roasted ingredients, sliced pistachios, and roasted channa daal. Roast them for a minute.
Now add cornflakes with brown sugar and mix them well for 2 minutes on medium flame.
Switch off the gas and add chopped dry apricots. Mix well.
Allow it to cool properly and then store it in an airtight container.
Namakpara is an Indian traditional snack enjoyed with a cup of tea. Namak Para or Namak Pare are pastry like crunchy snack lightly seasoned with carom seeds. It is made in various shapes but mostly in long sticks.
Earlier I made namakpara in a shape of cashews. I gave them the shape of Cashews (Kaju) with help of small round cookie cutter. This time I tried with another shapes – star, heart, flower. It is an easy snack. It can be made in a big batch and stored in airtight container for quite a long time.
Maida – 1 cup Carom seeds or ajwain – 1/2 tsp Rava or sooji – 2 tbsp Water – 1/4 cup Ghee – 2 tbsp Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Mix ghee and rava in 1 cup of flour. Rub well till all flour is coated with ghee. Add a little water at a time and form a stiff dough.
It needs to be stiffer than chapati dough. Rub a little Oil/Ghee on the dough ball, cover and allow to rest for an hour.
For making namakpara – Grease the rolling surface and the rolling pin. Roll out the dough into an around shape and it should be thicker than roti.
Using a cookie cutter start pressing into the dough.
Separate the pieces and keep on making namakpara using a different cookie cutter.
Fry these in oil until they turn a golden color.
Allow them to cool down completely and store in an airtight container.
Looking for a healthy and perfect monsoon tea time snack? Here comes the delicious combination of moong dal and oats – OATS MOONG DAL TIKKI. These tikkis are loaded with the goodness of oats and moong dal. It is simple to prepare that makes it an excellent starter recipe and a perfect healthy treat for parties.
Yellow moong dal or lentils is extremely light and easy to digest. It is low in fat and rich in B complex vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Whereas, oats are rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering cholesterol levels. Protein-packed, full of fiber and low on fat, oats are designed to boost your energy levels and help you lead a healthy lifestyle. They are not only good for the stomach but are super filling, satisfying and versatile.
Oats Moong Dal Tikkis are an excellent snack recipe without deep frying. In this recipe, tikkis are shallow fried with very little oil. This makes it more healthy and fat-free.
Ingredients: For Tikki: Yellow moong dal -1 cup Oats – 1 cup Yogurt – 1/4 cup Sooji or Semolina – 4 tbsp Finely chopped onion – 1 Finely chopped garlic – 1 tbsp Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup Finely chopped green chilies – 2 Chaat masala – 2 tsp Red chili powder – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp Roasted and crushed peanuts – 1/4 cup Oil for shallow frying
Sprouts Oats Cutlets is very easy and nutritious snack with goodness of oats and sprouts. It is a perfect tea time snack and also a nutritious after-school snack for kids. It is rich in fiber and a significant source of protein and carbohydrates.
Sprouts contain a significant amount of protein and dietary fiber, as well as vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin A. If you are looking for weight loss diets with good taste, then sprouts can replace them all. Whereas Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties.
Ingredients : Whole Green Dal Sprouts – 1 cup Roasted Oats – 1 cup Finely chopped onion – 1 medium Finely chopped garlic- 2 Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup Finely chopped green chilly – 1 Turmeric – 1/4 tsp Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp Sabzi masala or pav bhaji masala – 1/2 tsp Crushed Roasted Peanuts – 3 tbsp Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying
For Serving : Thick curd – 1 cup Chaat masala – 2 tbsp Green Chutney or Sauce – 1/2 cup
Microwave sprouts with 1/2 cup of water for 5 mins. Drain off the water. Let the sprouts cool. Then slightly chopped or grind boiled sprouts.
Microwave roasted oats with 1 cup of water. Let it cool completely.
Mix ground sprouts, microwave oats, and other above ingredients (except oil ) to make a soft dough. Keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Now apply little water on your hands. Take some lemon size portion and make cutlets.
Heat little oil in pan and place cutlets in a pan.
Shallow fry till both sides are golden brown and crisp.
Serve hot with curd, green chutney and sprinkle chaat masala.