Amma's Special


A hot-n-sweet snack

Now coming back to the recipe, when it comes for snacking I am very choosy. One of the store bought items that I like the most is the corn flakes mixture available from Adyar Anandha bhavan. Its a mix of hot-n-sweet goodness with crunchy cashews and chewy raisins here and there. After much trials I successfully reproduced the taste (atleast 90%) but I immediately fallen for my own creation ;)

Jumping to the recipe…

Corn Flakes mixture – Adyar Anandha Bhavan style

Ingredients : (for 1 cup)
Raw corn flakes – 1 Cup
Oil for deep frying (Peanut oil is desirable) – 1 Cup
Cashews – 10
Raisins – 10
Powdered sugar – 1 Tablespoon
Chilly powder – 1/2 tea spoon
Chat masala – 1 pinch

How to make it ?
Mix the powdered sugar, chilly powder and chat masala until well blended in a small cup and keep it aside. Heat the oil in a thick bottomed kadai till smoking hot and simmer. Add the corn flakes in handfuls (2 handfuls at a time) and cook till crisp. Take them out in a slotted spoon and drain in a kitchen towel. Transfer teh fried flakes inn a wide bowl as soon as the oil gets drained. Sprinkle the masala mix and mix well by shaking the bowl. Repeat till all the flakes are fried. Maintain the oil temperature below smoking point after the first heating. Fry the cashews ands raisins separately and add it to the fried flakes. Sprinkle the rest of the masala mix and give the entire mixture a nice shake to blend everything. Serve with a hot cup of tea for a wonderful evening.

Note : Add the masala when the flakes a re still hot so that the sugar slightly metls and sticks to the fried flakes.