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Kerala Mixture.


  1. Peanuts,( with skin)-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  2. Garlic,crushed(skin on)-4 to 6 cloves(optional)
  3. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  4. Red chili powder-1/4 to 3/4 tsp
  5. Asafoetida-1 or 2 pinch
  6. Oil-For deep frying
  7. Salt-to taste
For Sev
  1. Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour-2 cups
  2. Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida-2 pinch
  5. Water-as required
  6. Salt-to taste
For Boondhi
  1. Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour-3/4 to 1 cup
  2. Red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder-1/8 tsp
  4. Asafoetida-1 pinch
  5. Water-as required
  6. Salt-to taste
To prepare Sev

  • In a mixing bowl combine together all the ingredients for sev,except water.
  • Slowly add water and mix well.Knead to form a soft dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Place the dough in an idiappam maker /string hopper maker and press it into the hot oil in a circular motion.Do this in small batches.
  • Fry this ,till it turns golden brown ,turning once in between.Drain on to a kitchen towel using a slotted spoon.( You have to do this quickly or else it will get burned.Also make sure that the oil is not too hot)
  • Crush the sev gently with your hands.Keep aside.
To prepare Boondhi

  • In a mixing bowl,combine together all the ingredients for boondhi. Slowly add water to make a smooth batter ( like dosa batter)
  • Heat oil in a pan ,hold a slotted spatula over this and gently pour the prepared batter on to the slotted spatula,so that the batter drips into the oil.( Do this in small batches and do not overcrowd the pan)
  • Drain this onto a clean kitchen towel.
To prepare mixture

  • Add peanuts to the hot oil and fry it.Drain and keep aside.
  • Add crushed garlic and curry leaves to the oil and fry till garlic turns golden brown.Drain and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine together sev,boondhi,peanuts,garlic,curry leaves,red chili powder to taste and asafoetida. Mix well until combined.( Add more salt if required).

Allow it to cool completely and store it in an airtight container.

Note: I halved the recipe for the pics.

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    Vimitha Durai
    August 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Love it with tea

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    August 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    crunchy mixture.. love it with anything 🙂

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    August 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    wonderful mixture..

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    Priya Suresh
    August 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Excellent snack, feel like munching some.

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    August 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I want this!

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    August 27, 2013 at 5:07 am

    delicious crunchy mixture!

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    Suja Manoj
    August 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Perfect tea time snack,crispy yum

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    August 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    wut is Asafoetida???plzz expalin….u mean baking soda??

    • Reply
      August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Asafoetida is also known as hing…( kayam in malayalam ) and it is not baking soda

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    August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Asafoetida is Malayalam language

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    April 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    1 cup how many gm

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    Mini P
    March 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Tried this, came out very nice. Everyone loved it. Thank you!!

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    April 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    This is a lovely recipe! Very easy to follow and very tasty. Definitely a keeper!

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