Corn flakes is nothing but maize flakes, which is flattened maize. Indian savouries are an integral part of any festivities. When Diwali festival is around the corner each one would think about what to make. When it is an easy and super fast savoury you need, nothing like it than this recipe. It is very handy, when you have time constraints but still want to make homemade stuff and enjoy.
Maize flakes or Corn flakes or flattened maize is available in almost all departmental stores.
Maize / Corn flakes – 500 Grams
Oil – to deep fry
Tamarind powder or Amchur powder – 2 tsp.
Salt – to taste
Sugar powder – to sprinkle.
Oil – 4 tbl sp
Peanuts – 4 tbl sp
Mustard- 2 tbl sp
Cumin- 1 tbl sp
Hing – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 7 -8 springs
White sesame seeds – 2 tbl sp
Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
Green chillies – 3 -4 Chopped
Dry Coconut bits – 3 tbl sp
Coriander leaves – 3 tbl sp
-Deep fry maize flakes by putting little by little at hot oil and drain the excess oil and keep it ready.
– When it is ready, keep everything ready for seasoning.
– Chop green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves.
– Slice coconut and make bite size pieces.
-Make sugar powder and keep aside.
-Now take one big kadai, put oil. When it is hot add peanuts.
-When it is half done, add mustard. After it splutters go on adding Cumin, hing, curry leaves and green chillies one by one.
-When curry leaves become crisp add coconut bits and fry a little.
-Lastly add chopped coriander leaves and fry nicely until coconut bits becomes brown.
-Now add all the powders- turmeric, salt, tamarind and sugar.
-Switch off the gas, add deep fried corn flakes and mix thoroughly until it holds all the masalas.
– Don’t put lot of pressure while mixing, if you do so, crunchy flakes will break and will not hold the shape.
-After mixing, cool and store this in an airtight container. This stays good for one month or more.
Enjoy homemade crunchy munch with evening tea.