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Kerala mixture|How to make kerala mixture

September 16, 2014

Kerala Mixture

Kerala mixture has a typical Kerala taste to it, unlike the North indian mixture which focus on a sweet soury taste Kerala mixtures are slightly spicier.

Ingredients :-

  • Peanuts  – 3/4 cup ( with skin)
  • Garlic-crushed- 4 to 6 cloves (with skin)
  • Curry leaves- 3 to 4 sprigs
  • Red chili powder- 1/4 or as per the taste
  • Asafoetida – 1 or 2 pinch
  • Oil- For deep frying
  • Salt- as per the taste

Ingredients for Sev :-

  • Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour- 2 cups
  • Red chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinch
  • Water- as required
  • Salt- to taste

For Boondhi:-

  • Kadalamavu / Besan flour / Gram flour- 3/4 to 1 cup
  • Red chili powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  • Water- as required
  • Salt- to taste

Kerala MixtureMethod:-

To prepare Sev

  • In a bowl combine together all the ingredients for sev,except water.
  • Now slowly add water and mix well.
  • Knead to form a soft dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan and place the dough in an idiappam maker /string hopper maker and press it into the hot oil in a circular motion.
  • Do this in a small batches.
  • Fry until golden brown ,turning once in between.
  • Drain on to a kitchen towel using a slotted spoon quickly to avoid burning.
  • Crush the sev gently with your hands and keep it aside.

How to make Boondhi:

  • In a mixing bowl,combine together all the ingredients for boondhi.
  • Make a smooth batter just like dosa batter by adding little by little water in it.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,hold a slotted spatula over this and gently pour the prepared batter on to the slotted spatula,so that the batter drips into the oil.( Do this in small batches and do not overcrowd the pan)
  • Drain this onto a clean kitchen towel.

Kerala MixtureHow to make Mixture:

  • Add peanuts to the hot oil and fry it.
  • Drain and keep it aside.
  • Now add crushed garlic and curry leaves to the oil and fry till garlic turns golden brown.Drain and keep aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl,combine together sev,boondhi,peanuts,garlic,curry leaves,red chili powder and salt  to taste and asafoetida and mix well.
  • Allow it to cool and store it in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy this authentic Kerala mixture along with a cup of hot tea or coffee.


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