My grandma used to make chewda in large quantities and we loved it as children, picking out the nuts and raisins and leaving the rest for the adults. I like to make this during Christmas in vast quantities to give away and also to last well into the New Year. It's easy to make, a very quick treat and delicious too. Quite often we finish a large container between the three of us while watching a family movie. And then I make some more!
5 cups cornflakes; a handful each of peanuts, almonds, cashewnuts; roasted bengal gram, and raisins; 5 sprigs of curry leaves; 1 tsp chilli powder or to taste; 1 tsp salt; 1 tsp brown sugar; 1 tbsp oil.
Bake the cornflakes, and nuts seperately in a preheated oven at 100 C for 10 minutes each. Heat a nonstick pan and add the oil, curry leaves and raisins. Stir fry till curry leaves are crisp- this takes a minute. Switch off and add the chilli powder, salt and sugar. Mix together. Add the rest of the ingredients and gently mix together. Cool and store in air tight containers.