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Snack – Mixture

Mixture is a all time favorite snacks for every one . By its name itself, it is a combination of  boondhi, omapodi, fried- groundnuts, cashewnuts , aval (poha or flattened rice flakes) and curry leaves along with red chilly powder, salt and asafoetida.

Ingrediants

Besan  – 4 cups

Rice flour – 2 cups

Maida – 1 cup

Cashew nuts – 100 gms

Groundnuts – 150 gms

Fried gram – 100 gms (pori or pottu kadalai)

Aval – 100 gms

Butter – 6 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 hand full ( washed and dried)

Chilly powder – 1 Tbl spoon ( to taste)

Salt- 3/4 Tbl spoon ( to taste)

Asafoetida – 1 Tsp

Oil – for deep frying

THUKADA PREPARATION

Ingrediants

Maida – 1 cup

Butter – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 pinch

Sugar 2 tsp (powdered)

Water – to need the dough

Procedure

-Mix  all purpose flour with salt , sugar, butter and water and make it into a dough softer in consistency than roti dough.

-Roll it in to a chapathi ( little thick), cut it into small diamond pieces and deep fry it immediately. If the dough stays for long thukada will become hard. Sweet thukadas are ready. Set aside and allow it to cool.

BOONDHI PREPARATION

Ingredients

Besan ( Gram flour) – 2 cup

Rice flour –  1 cup

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Baking powder – 1 pinch (optional)

Butter – 2 tsp

Procedure

-Mix besan , rice flour,  a pinch of baking powder & and 1/4 tsp  salt in water and make it into a thick but pouring  batter ( of bajji consistency) .

-Pass them into a special boondhi ladle ( shallow rimmed ladle with holes) Rub the batter evenly and quickly through the holes with a spoon.

-It will fall in fine round beads.  Now and then move them gently with a perforated spoon.  Deep fry till it is golden yellow in color.   Remove it form the oil with the help of a perforated spatula.  Allow the excess oil to get drained on a kitchen tissue paper. Repeat the process till all the batter is over.

OMAPODI PREPARATION

Ingrediants

Besan – 2 cups

Rice flour – 1 cup

Salt – 1/4  tsp ( to taste)

Butter or ghee – 2 Tsp

Oil – for deep frying

Procedure

-Mix besan , rice flour,  salt with  water and make it into a thick paste like  batter but a soft one.

-Heat the oil in the kadai.Test how hot it is by dropping a pinch of dough into it – if it sinks, the oil hasn’t become hot enough. If the dough springs to the top with bubbles all around it, then the oil is just ready.

-In your muruku press place the oma podi plate and load

the dough and press it directly into the hot oil. Fry it untill it is golden yellow and crispy.

Crispy omapodi  is ready.

Now set aside boondhi and omapodi.

– In a dry pan just fry the fried gram for about 5 minutes without applying oil.

-Again deep fry groundnuts, cashew nuts, aval and curry leaves one by one.  Allow the oil to drain well in a kitchen tissue before mixing it along with boondhi and omapodi.

-Now mix the chilly powder along with salt and asafoetida.  For getting a even mixture you can just turn one round in mixie.

-Now in a big pan first put the bondhi,  then crushed omapodi,  the fried nuts and aval- curry leaves fry and on the top put the chilly-salt powder mixture and throughly mix every thing form top to bottom so that the chilly- salt powder spreads evenly.

Spicy south Indian mixture is ready to taste.

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