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Cereal Chivda (Snack)

Cereal Chivda is a great substitute for original chivda. This is a quick and easy recipe to make. Mix of different cereals, mildly spiced makes an enjoyable crunchy snack.

Cereal Chivda (Snack)Ingredients:

  • 4 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 1/2 cup corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup fine potato sticks
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted chana dal
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • Pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 1 green chili chopped adjust to taste
  • About 10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/4 spoon red chili powder adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)


  1. Heat the oil in a wide saucepan over medium high heat. After oil is moderately hot add mustard seeds.
  2. As mustard seeds crack add asafetida, green chili, and curry leaves. As precaution cover the pan immediately for few seconds because as you add curry leaves to oil it will splatter.
  3. Lower the heat to medium low, stir-fry for about 30 seconds; add raisins, peanuts and chana dal, stir-fry for one minute.
  4. Add fennel seeds, chili powder, turmeric, and salt mix it well.
  5. Add rice crispy cereal and corn flakes (crush the corn flakes before adding to the mix) stir the mixture gently, add potato sticks mix it well quick and turn off the heat. Chivda is ready.
  6. Let the cereal chivda cool of to room temperature before serving.
  7. Cereal chivda can be kept for several days in airtight container.



Originally posted 2011-11-11 15:04:16.

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21 thoughts on “Cereal Chivda (Snack)

  1. Excellent recipes. I forward them to my daughter who is studying in the US. These come so much handy to her and she loves them.

    Thank you so much Manjulaji.

  2. Thank you aunty for such a simple and innovative snack recipe. I just made this with exact portions and ingredients you mentioned, it turned out to be the perfect guilt free munching! I have tried the cereal chivda before with other cereals combinations but this is the best one that resembles the original chivda both in texture and taste. Great recipe indeed!
    — Prachi.

  3. Dear Manjula Hello!thank u very much for ur gr8 &delicious receipes.I have tried some of ur receipes & they have turned out lip smacking.This receipe of ur”s resembles very much to the one i prepare.Idon”t use Asafoetida.Potato chips/slices.Raisins Chana Dal orturmeric.But i will try this receipe definitely.I want 2 no how to make potato slices{i mean how to slice them so finely ,should they be fried & when should they be added
    Is there any other snack which is oil free& can be stored for a fortnight in airtight containers?
    With regards.

  4. Dear Manjula,
    Thank you very much for your delicious recipes. I am not an experienced cook, but your instructions and excellently organized methods have enabled me to cook very tasty and healthy food.
    Very best regards,

  5. Dear Manjula, Thank you so much for these great recipes. Just wanted to let you know that we love to watch your videos and we really enjoy learning from you. You became almost part of our family life without knowing us. 🙂
    Thank you so much and please keep doing cooking videos.
    Kind and warm regards from Holland, Europe.

    Prabha with Family

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