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Yummy yummy in my tummy! Love the sweet, salty, spicy balance in this. I played around with the ingredients. I subbed rice crispies, and used a combination of cumin and mustard seed and peanuts and cashews. I also halved the oil and sugar, used 1/8 of very hot chili powder, and omitted the raisins. It is just delicious, and very very addicting!
Delicious. Absolutely *bleeping* delicious. This recipe was brought to my attention in the Asia forum recently and I had to try it. What a score this recipe was! I subbed corn chex cereal for the corn flakes. Good call. I may also add some rice chex to the mix next time. I also used up some lime flavored margarita salt instead of the kosher salt and lime juice. And I added some dried wasabi peas. What a great Asian trail mix. Love love love it.
am an Indian residing in the US. I make this snack quite often. I have some sugggestions - you could use raisin bran also instead of corn flakes. Also sesame seeds are a good addition. Update - Here I have used raisin bran, corflakes, fried peanuts and curry leaves
I loved this chivda and it was sooo easy to prepare. I used spanish peanuts (with the red skins on) and I drained it on paper towels before storing it. The next time I make it I will reduce the chili powder and the cumin seeds by half, and I will add a sprig of curry leaves to the oil in the pan.