Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Mixed Cereal Chevdo ~ Savoury Cereal Snack

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali. Let's look at the step by step recipe pictures. 


Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.


A few weeks ago I and my friend Nayna both went to a cupcake decoration class in London. We both had a lovely time trying our hands on decorating a few cupcakes. Look what I made!



On the way back Nayna invited me to her house for lunch. She really spoiled me with an elaborate lunch, in few minutes she cooked Methi Pancakes, Rice khichu with lots of dips and pickles. Everything was so yummy, then she took out this cereal chevdo for me, I was amazed by just looking at it, when I ate it I was blown away before I even said anything she filled up a big bag for my family. She told me that this recipe was shared with her by her friend.

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.

Thank you so much Nayna, can't wait to treat you when you visit mine next! Since then I have been making this chevdo often for the friends and family. I have made a little change in my recipe, I skipped turmeric powder, but added raisins, roasted coconut slices, poppy seeds, and dried coriander seeds.

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.


MIXED CEREAL CHEVDO


This healthy and irresistible savoury snack is prepared with various types of breakfast cereals and seasoned with some basic masala powders such as red chilli powder and whole spices. A little amount of powdered sugar, citric acid added to enhance the taste and makes this snack more exciting. Serve on its own or if you want to have it for breakfast with a bowl of yoghurt as an alternative.


LET'S TALK INGREDIENTS


1 small bowl of each cereal of around 100 gms { These cereals are available in the UK }
  • Plain Cornflakes
  • Cheerios
  • Bran flakes
  • All bran sticks
  • Rice crisps
  • Shredded wheat
  • Shreddies
  • Multi grain start
  • Almonds
  • Cashew nuts
  • Dried coconut slices ( 3 TBSP )

SPICES AND MASALA
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 green chillies sliced ( Leela marcha )
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves ( Kadi patta )
  • 5-6 cloves ( Laving )
  • 1-2 small Cinnamon sticks ( Taj )
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp powdered sugar ( Buru Khand )
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp citric acid  ( limbu na phool)
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( lal marcha powder )
  • 2 TBSP. white poppy seeds ( optional ) ( Khus Khus )
  • 1 TBSP. whole coriander seeds (optional ) ( Akha Dhana )
  • 1 TSP. Mustard seeds (optional ) ( rai )
  • Pinch of  asafoetida ( Hing ) (optional) 

HOW TO MAKE MIXED CEREAL CHEVDO


Roast almonds and cashew nuts in the oven or in microwave about 5-6 minutes.
Place all the cereals in a large bowl, add raisins and poppy seeds.
Also, add roasted nuts and coconut slices.
Grind sugar and citric acid into a coffee grinder and grind till it turns into fine powder separately, add three quarter into the cereal.


Add chilli powder and salt into the cereal, mix very well.
Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, cloves and cinnamon and fry for few seconds, in remaining hot oil add curry leaves and green chillies and fry till they are crispy ( be careful chilli seeds might splutter out) pour oil and chillies into the cereal mixture. Gently give it a good mix.  If the flavouring isn't right to how you would like, then add the remaining ground sugar and citric acid. Give another good mix. When the cereal mixtures cool down transfer into an airtight container.


Enjoy as much as my family does, I have to warn you guys the above measurement of ingredients is not enough for more than a week..:)

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.

Tea time snacks, Indian snacks, Diwali savoury snacks, Kids snacks, Cereal recipes
Snacks, Diwali snacks
British Asian
Yield: 15-18 servingsPin it
Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.

Mixed Cereal Chevdo

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali. Let's look at the step by step recipe pictures.
prep time: 7 minscook time: 3 minstotal time: 10 mins

ingredients

1 small bowl of each cereal of around 100 gms { These cereals are available in the UK }
  • Plain Cornflakes
  • Cheerios
  • Bran flakes
  • All bran sticks
  • Rice Crisps
  • Shredded Wheat
  • Shreddies
  • Multigrain start
  • Almonds
  • Cashew nuts
  • Dried coconut slices ( 3 TBSP )

SPICES AND MASALA
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 green chillies sliced ( Leela marcha )
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves ( Kadi patta )
  • 5-6 cloves ( Laving )
  • 1-2 small Cinnamon sticks ( Taj )
  • salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar ( Shakkar )
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp citric acid  ( limbu na phool)
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( lal marcha powder )
  • 2 TBSP. white poppy seeds ( optional ) ( Khus Khus )
  • 1 TBSP. whole coriander seeds (optional ) ( Akha Dhana )
  • 1 TSP. Mustard seeds (optional ) ( rai )
  • Pinch of  asafoetida ( Hing ) (optional) 

instructions

Roast almonds and cashew nuts in the oven or in microwave about 5-6 minutes and coconut slices for only 3-4 minutes.
Place all the cereals in a large bowl, add raisins and poppy seeds. 
Also, add roasted nuts and coconut slices.
Grind sugar and citric acid into a coffee grinder and grind till it turns into fine powder separately, add three quarter into the cereal. 
Add chilli powder and salt into the cereal, mix very well.
Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, cloves and cinnamon and fry for few seconds, then add curry leaves and green chillies and fry till they are crispy ( be careful chilli seeds might splutter out), add coriander seeds and turn off the heat. 
Pour oil and chillies into the cereal mixture. Gently give it a good mix.  
If the flavouring isn't right to how you would like, then add the remaining ground sugar and citric acid. 
Give another good mix. When the cereal mixtures cool down transfer into an airtight container.
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12 comments:

  1. nice n delicious snack..yummy

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  2. Crunchy andn munchy..snack.

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  3. Oh I love this recipe! I like the addition of cinnamon and cloves in this. I have to make this now!

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  4. OMG When did I miss this post. Thanks for all the lovely praise, it was a pleasure to cook for you. Glad the cereal chevdo is a hit with your family.

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  5. Amazing. Out of the world. What a brilliant idea. Loved the recipe .Surely wanna try with available ingredients.. Beautiful captures . Healthy crunchy munchy

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  6. Mix cereal chivdo looks scrumptious Jagruti. What a lovely swap of traditional ingredients with cereals to make it more healthier and nutrient dense munch.

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  7. It will surely make a great snack with all the available ingredients at my place. Awesome clicks as always :) LOve to make these crunches soon :)

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  8. This chevdo looks irresstible.. Love to munch while watching TV programme... I know it is a bad habit though ..

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  9. Fantastic idea, I just love all the different shapes of the cereals!

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  10. Love the use of different cereals. I don't think we get these delicious cereal here. How I wish I could. As for the cupcake they are beautiful.

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  11. What a lovely snack and gorgeous clicks as usual!! I love this and whenever I have leftover namkeen and cereals, this is my go-to snack to make; a family favorite! Awesome share dear!

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  12. I must try this. I find I am always snacking and this sounds like a good protein snack that could easily be adjusted to suit one's preferences. Love the spices you used.

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