cornflakes chivda

Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. A snack with a twist, try this delicious and easy Cornflakes Chivda or Makai Chivda this Holi and you’re going to fall in love with the crunchiness of this savoury snack. It’s a great substitute to your regular namkeen and let me warn you, this snack can get quite addictive.

Prep Time –10 minutes
 Cook Time- 20 minutes
 Total Time- 30 minutes


  • 2 cups Makka Poha
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 20-25 Curry Leaves
  • 2-3 Green Chilli Slit into half
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tbsp Oil Plus for frying

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  1. Heat oil for frying in a pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, simmer the heat to low and fry the make poha until crisp.
  3. Drain on a tissue lined plate. Deep fry the peanuts in the same oil until browned and crisp.
  4. Drain on a tissue lined plate.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  6. Once the oil is hot, add curry leaves and green chilli and fry until they are crisp.
  7. Add cashew nuts and raisins and fry until they turn brown.
  8. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and fry for a few seconds.
  9. Now add the fried makka poha and peanuts and mix well.
  10. Add salt to taste and chaat masala and mix well.
  11. Cool the mixture and store in an airtight container for upto 10 days.
  12. Serve with tea or coffee.