Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kerala Spicy Mixture (Serves 10-15)

Mixture

MIXTURE is a salty, spicy snack for all occasions and was an essential component of the “tea parties” that often accompany the marriages in Kerala, until recently.Though trendier foods have replaced this salty, crunchy snack in more affluent parties, an average Keralite is still  in love with this awesome snack. It  goes very well with almost any kind of traditional food and serves as a filling tea-time snack. Also, its longer shelf life makes it an ideal face-saver in front of unexpected guests.

Roasted rice flour 1 cup
Gram flour/Besan 1 cup
Red chilly powder 1 tsp + 2 tsp
Asafetida ¼ tsp
Peanuts 1 cup
Chana dal ½ cup
Dry red chilly 3-4 nos
Curry leaves 3 sprigs
Oil 2 TBSP + more for frying
Salt as needed
Water

Mixture

Preparation

In a mixing bowl, add the rice flour, gram flour/besan, salt and 1 tsp red chilly powder. Mix well and drizzle 1 TBSP oil. Combine well and knead this into smooth dough by adding water little by little. It may stick to your hands at first but the oil will help to get smooth dough as you progress with kneading. Set aside.

Idiyappam press with chillu

Heat oil for frying in a deep pan. When hot (check by adding a piece of the dough, if it comes to the surface promptly, oil is hot enough), using an idiyappam press (picture shown above), with the small hole mould plate, sieve the dough to hot oil in circular motion, like how you do it for idiyappam. Fry until, it gets a golden color and drain the excess oil onto paper towel. In the same oil,fry some ribbon pakodas with the proper mould plate. Set these aside. Now fry the chana dal until it fetches a light golden color. Drain excess oil onto a paper towel. Now fry the peanuts till your hear a cracking sound. Finally fry the red chilly and curry leaves.

Notes: Make sure not to over fry the chana dal and peanuts as they cook pretty fast!!!

In another mixing bowl, place the string hoppers (crush them little bit to get them smaller), ribbon pakodas, fried peanuts and chana dal, red chilly and curry leaves. Add the remaining 2 tsp red chilly powder, salt and asafetida. Mix well and enjoy!!!!Store the remaining in an air tight container.

Mixture

We have added little extra peanuts than the recipe calls for as we all love peanuts..Smile
Recipe courtsey: Sajna Nishad..Thanks a bunch chechi…

This makes it way directly to Sharmis event “Lets Munch-Light tea time snacks” @ Sharmis passions….

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55 comments :

  1. evertime favorite snack.. with hot tea i can finish the full bowl of spicy mixture.. really nice presentation

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  2. Entamme, enikku vayya..Kurachu mixture enikku parcel cheyyumo? Superb pictures, Sujitha..Mixture looks adipoli!!

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  3. Hey nice spicy crunchy mixture...Thanks for sending them!

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  4. all time fav!!! :)..looks really spicy and i wish i could have some now :)

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  5. Thakarthallo..Ennale oru pack full njagal theerthathe ullo.ennittum kothi vannu.Great job dear:)

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  6. Superb, would love to have it any time why only tea time :-)

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  7. Can i get a packet :). Looks totally awesome

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  8. lovely pictures..would love this with my tea...

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  9. my favourite...........great picture......

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  10. Lovely and crispy snack. An all time favorite.

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  11. I remember Amma making this nd we used to relish it so much..... Lovely clicks :)

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  12. If i prepare them, i wont stop munching them, spicy mixture tempts me a lot..

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  13. i can sit an eat this non stop..really...and so maybe its a good idea that i dont know how 2 make it alle :)

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  14. Great munching snack...Luv the clicks...

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  15. Amazed with your wonderful presentation dear. Awesome. An award waiting for you at my blog, please collect it

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  16. Too good,looks perfect...i can munch it anytime...yum yummmmmm

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  17. Tempting...send me some Dear...very beautiful click..

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  18. OMG enikku vayyaa..kanichu kothipikalle.looks so yummy..perfect tea time snack, spicy mixture..

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  19. never thought about making mixture at home...looks perfect..kadennu vaangichu photo eduthathalle :) ...ippo chaya kudikkan thonnunnu....

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  20. I am a big mixture fan!!!!!!!

    good one!!!!, I get the kerala mixture from Indian stores and they are no were near to our actual mixture......

    this looks so tempting and crispy, with the touch of ethacka upperi in it, nice clicks too!!

    Parcel ayakuvo sahodari? to 2080:-)

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  21. gve bck the memories of my childhood...my all time favorite...truely happy by seeing this recipe..thnks to kss..

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  22. My all time fav munching ...... lovely clicks makes me drool.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks yum....and so tempting ...fav ofcoz ;)

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  24. Lovely clicks,love this mix but never tried it at home...

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  25. Hi Dear,
    There is an award waiting for you in my space..please collect.

    Love
    Suja

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  26. The pictures are really wonderful.Wish I could have the whole plate now.Suji,You are the best !!!

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  27. Great snack..Looks so good..Awesome pics..

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  28. Hi,

    Congratulations !! There is an award awaiting you on my blog space. Please go ahead n accept it.
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-award.html

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

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  29. hey tat was a tempting presentation.. this is my tea time fav and nice to share this recipe here.. first time here and love to see a wonderful space here...

    http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  30. Something I can snack on non-stop!

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  31. Hey sisters,collect ur award from my blog:)

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  32. oh my. mixture is my fav. lovely presentation. feel like making some. yumm..spicy..

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  33. my all time favt with a cup of hot tea or coffe....nice presentation...

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  34. adipoli ennu parayaathe vayya... definitely gonna try this out..

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  35. looks awesome.. yummy yum !

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  36. Beautifully captured on camera.Lovely savory snack, looks gorgeous and perfectly made.

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  37. Super clicks..looks mouthwatering
    Dear,
    Please do collect an award from my blog.

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  38. Thank you very much for joining my blog. That is very generous of you sisters.

    Luv u soo much !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  39. Dears.. Please collect your award from my space ...

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  40. love love love that mixture.. :)

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  41. nice... our fav tea time snack.. it looks great.. will definitely give it a try..

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  42. suji and frnds
    There is an award waiting for u guys in my blog.Please stop by and collect it frnds

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  43. Mixture looks very spicy, tempting and mouth watering. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.

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  44. Lovely and crispy snack. An all time favorite.

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  45. super ! i watched a friend make this one time..yummy snack.

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  46. Wow....This is a very Crazy Snack for almost all 'Mallu's..I luv to have it @ any time especially with a hot tea....Also I luv to hear the crispy,Crunchy, 'crack....crack.... Sound when others chew this Snack....
    Nice Venture .....And wish you will Post Banana Chips nxt time......!
    Best of luck.....

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  47. First time here. You sure have a nice space with yummy collection of recipes. Happy to follow you. Drop by vasavisrecipes.blogspot.com when time permits.

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  48. OMG!!!That so look like store bought mixture.Well done...

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  49. OMG..I'm so keeping my husband away from this post - or he'll want me to make this pronto for him! Looks absolutely perfect! You should package this stuff and sell it all to me.

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  50. hey, yu have a wonderful space here...the recipes are amazing..mixture nalla asssalayitundalloooo...enikku try cheyyanam..Cheers..:)

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  51. yumm.. i could finish an entire plate! nice click as usaul.

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  52. WOW..homemade mixture..nothing can beat this spicy snack..looks awesome..

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  53. Wow...great going ladies....Adipoli....

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  54. never tried ths at home..nw got a chance to do so...thank uuu...

    hasnasdelights.blogspot.com

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