25 August 2013


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Kerala Mixture.

  1. Peanuts,( with skin)-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  2. Garlic,crushed(skin on)-4 to 6 cloves(optional)
  3. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  4. Red chili powder-1/4 to 3/4 tsp
  5. Asafoetida-1 or 2 pinch
  6. Oil-For deep frying
  7. Salt-to taste
For Sev
  1. Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour-2 cups
  2. Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida-2 pinch
  5. Water-as required
  6. Salt-to taste
For Boondhi
  1. Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour-3/4 to 1 cup
  2. Red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1/8 tsp
  4. Asafoetida-1 pinch
  5. Water-as required
  6. Salt-to taste
To prepare Sev
  • In a mixing bowl combine together all the ingredients for sev,except water.
  • Slowly add water and mix well.Knead to form a soft dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Place the dough in an idiappam maker /string hopper maker and press it into the hot oil in a circular motion.Do this in small batches.
  • Fry this ,till it turns golden brown ,turning once in between.Drain on to a kitchen towel using a slotted spoon.( You have to do this quickly or else it will get burned.Also make sure that the oil is not too hot)
  • Crush the sev gently with your hands.Keep aside.
To prepare Boondhi
  • In a mixing bowl,combine together all the ingredients for boondhi. Slowly add water to make a smooth batter ( like dosa batter)
  • Heat oil in a pan ,hold a slotted spatula over this and gently pour the prepared batter on to the slotted spatula,so that the batter drips into the oil.( Do this in small batches and do not overcrowd the pan)
  • Drain this onto a clean kitchen towel.
To prepare mixture
  • Add peanuts to the hot oil and fry it.Drain and keep aside.
  • Add crushed garlic and curry leaves to the oil and fry till garlic turns golden brown.Drain and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine together sev,boondhi,peanuts,garlic,curry leaves,red chili powder to taste and asafoetida. Mix well until combined.( Add more salt if required).
Allow it to cool completely and store it in an airtight container.

Note: I halved the recipe for the pics.


  1. crunchy mixture.. love it with anything :-)

  2. Excellent snack, feel like munching some.

  3. Perfect tea time snack,crispy yum

  4. wut is Asafoetida???plzz expalin....u mean baking soda??

    1. Asafoetida is also known as hing...( kayam in malayalam ) and it is not baking soda

  5. Asafoetida is kaayam..in Malayalam language

  6. Tried this, came out very nice. Everyone loved it. Thank you!!

  7. This is a lovely recipe! Very easy to follow and very tasty. Definitely a keeper!


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