Cornflakes Savoury Mix: A Handful Of Spicy Crunch
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Fries, pakoras, and chips are among the usual evening snacks we eat at home. However, it is nice to occasionally try a unique homemade snack like Cornflakes Savoury Mix. It brings together a combination of flavours and textures, from crunchy to slightly spicy to slightly sweet. 

The Cornflakes Savoury Mix can be prepared in the South Indian style. Buy plain-flavoured cornflakes from the market and spice it up with a mixture of sev, or noodle-like fries, peanuts stir fried in oil, red chili powder, roasted gram, and curry leaves. The sev can be made at home or bought from the store, likewise peanut mixture can be easily prepared at home, but it can also be bought from the store and used. As quite a bit of oil is used to make the sev and the peanut mix, it is advised to use less oil to fry or to place the sev and mix on a paper napkin to drain out oil to make the snack a tad healthier. The addition of various ingredients balances and complements the sweetness of the corn flakes, a cereal, which is usually put in a bowl of milk and eaten for breakfast.

Cornflakes have a few health benefits

Cornflakes contain sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup so it is not like it is very healthy, but it is said to have some health benefits. For example, it is believed to contain iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B12, etc. Cornflakes are used in various dishes to add that extra crunch and flavour, in ice creams, pancakes, cookies, custard, chaats, and more. 

Here is a simple recipe for Cornflakes Savoury Mix that can be easily made at home, in no time at all: 


  • 2-3 cups of plain-flavoured corn flakes (or as per preferred quantity)
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • A handful of peanuts 
  • Carom seeds 
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • Hing or asafoetida 
  • Turmeric powder 
  • Red chili powder
  • A handful of gram
  • Refined oil
  • Salt
  • Water


  • To make sev, in a bowl, add one cup of gram flour, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon turmeric powder, a pinch of carom seeds, a pinch of hing, add a little bit of water, and mix well to make a dough 
  • Slice the dough into a sev or a noodle-like piece and lower it into a pan of enough oil to deep fry it
  • Once fried, place the sev on a paper napkin to drain excess oil
  • In a pan, heat two teaspoons of oil and saute the peanuts in it, add the curry leaves , and stir a bit, add one teaspoon of red chili powder, one teaspoon turmeric powder, and stir, roast the gram and add it to the peanut mix, add the sev, and the corn flakes and stir well
  • Place the cornflakes mix in a paper napkin to drain out excess oil

Serve in a bowl

Enjoy the Cornflakes Savoury Mix as an evening snack with a hot cup of coffee or tea.