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Aval Mixture Recipe / Poha Mixture Recipe – Krishna Jayanthi Recipe

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Aval Mixture is a perfect tea time snack or a munch prepared by deep frying Aval / Flattened rice, peanuts, cashew nuts and finally flavoring them with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Aval Mixture or Poha Mixture or Flattened Rice Mixture is prepared commonly on Krishna Jeyanthi as an offering to Lord Krishna in India especially in Tamil Nadu. My hubby was the one who gave the idea and tips of getting the perfect deep fried Aval. Had a steel colander, but rarely I use it. But today I deep fried aval/flattened rice with the steel colander, which helped me to bring out the perfect, crispy, crunchy and colorful Aval/Flattened rice.

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This is a very simple and can be prepared in minutes. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 ½ cups
  • Raw peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Cashew nuts – 20 nos
  • Curry leaves – a handful
  • Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Aval Mixture –

Preparation:

  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the curry leaves, deep fry them, drain the oil, and remove the curry leaves to a plate.
  • Add the raw peanuts, deep fry until them, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Add the cashew nuts, deep fry until it turn golden brown, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Add the aval/flattened rice in a steel colander, drop them to oil, deep fry until it becomes crispy, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
  • Take a wide mouth bowl, add all the fried ingredients, sprinkle salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix them well with a spoon.

Store it in an air-tight container, once it comes to room temperature and it stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.

Savory Diamond cuts with maida

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This is one of the easy snack recipes that you can even make it in the last minute once decided. These biscuits are quite addictive, that you can stop munching them when you start. This is can be done also with wheat flour instead of maida.This is my 7th dish on Diwali list. Let us move on to the recipes…

Savory Diamond cuts with Maida

Savory Diamond cuts with Maida

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tp
  • Butter – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil – for deep fry

Preparation:

  • In a bowl, take maida/all purpose flour, chilli powder, cumin seeds, salt, soda salt, butter and mix well.
  • Pour in water little by little and start kneading to soft dough. It should not be too hard or too loose. Set aside for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Take a small portion of the dough and roll it to thin circle. Cut it to diamond shape.
  • Put those into the oil and deep fry them.
  • Drain it in a tissue paper and repeat the process for further dough also.

Bring it to room temperature and store them in air tight container for a week time.

Note: You can also add sesame seeds with cumin seeds.