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Nov 7, 2013

South Indian Mixture / Madras Mixture / Diwali Mixture

Mixture is nothing but a mix of deep fried snacks like Kara BoondiOmapodi , Kara Sev  along with fried Peanuts, cashews & Poha. This is the simple South Indian Mixture, to this You can also add Maida Biscuits , fried Chana Dal and for a sweet touch raisins, sugar or sweet boondi also added. Today am sharing the simple & Basic South Indian Style Mixture / Madras Mixture. This is popularly made during Diwali time. We too make this mixture in a tall bucket to share it with our relatives, friends and neighbors on Diwali day. Mixture is one of my favorite childhood snack. More than a snack I love this mixture as a side dish. I can even have Thanni sadham(cooked rice with water n salt) with some mixture. I love the sweet biscuits/Maida biscuits in the mixture. So I reserved 1/4 cup Maida Biscuits to add in the mixture :)

  1. Omapodi     1 and 1/2 cups
  2. Kara Boondi      1 and 1/4 cup
  3. Kara Sev     1/2 cup
  4. Maida Biscuits     1/4 cup
  5. Poha, thick     3/4 cup
  6. Peanuts       1/4 cup
  7. Cashew Nuts      1/4 cup or less
  8. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  9. Chilli Powder    1/ 2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Salt    1/4 tsp

First make Oma Podi with the given measurement and use 3/4 th of the oma podi. Then fry kara boondi (follow full recipe) and use entire fried boondi for this mixture.
Then fry Karasev and use only 1/2 cup for this and if desired add make Maida Biscuits  and use 1/4 cup out of it.
Then to the hot oil, add poha using a colander, fry well and drain it in the paper towel,  then deep fry peanuts till golden brown and also add fry cashew nuts, curry leaves and drain it in paper towel.
After that in a wide bowl, add fried poha, peanuts, cashew nuts, curry leaves and add  chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, chaat masala(optional) and stir well.
To this add crushed omapodi, fried boondi, crushed karasev and maida biscuits.
Toss everything well, that's it..Spicy Madras Mixture ready. Let the Mixture Cool completely then store it in an air tight container.

This is off to Priya's Vegan Thursday Event.


  1. looks so tempting.. After all the feasting I wanted to start the diet but you r tempting me more

  2. Home made mixture is the best
    Shobas Delight

  3. wish i was there to fill a bowl full of those yummy mixture

  4. love this mixture anytime, perfectly made.....

  5. delicious snack n love the jar, so cute!!!

  6. wow mixture, that jar and those diyas all look superb :) lovely bright clicks

  7. wow, superb clicks. i must post this atleast for next diwali :)

  8. Wow, now that's real hard work to make mixture at home. Looks super-tempting. Kudos to you.

  9. looks soo tempting n lovely clicks...

  10. Delicious homemade mixture . love it

  11. tempting.. How I wish I had a cup of tea right now to munch them from the screen now

  12. waw amazing! This is my hubbys fav mixture. I love your clicks & they look so bright. I never knew that people make such mixtures at home. You are truly inspiring

  13. I want that whole bottle of mixture, extremely addictive and very tempting they are.


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