Thursday, January 28, 2016


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!

The Recipe:

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.

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