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Cornflakes Chivda

Jui Kulkarni
Cornflakes chivda is crispy crunchy chivda made with ready made corn flakes. The peanuts and cashews add crunch and the spices add flavor of hot, tangy and sweet. Best Diwali recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 900 gms


  • 4 cups Kellogg's corn flakes or any unflavored corn flakes ready to eat
  • 1 cup of peanuts
  • 1 cup sliced dry coconut
  • 1 cup fried gram
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri chili
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp kala namak
  • 3 tbsp powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 5-6 green chilies
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp hing


  • Heat a deep wok on low flame and add 2 tbsp oil.
  • Fry peanuts, fried gram, cashews and coconut individually. Make sure you don't burn them and remove as soon as they turn golden.
  • Transfer the fried ingredients to a plate.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil and let it heat. Maintain the flame to low.
  • Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Once the seeds start crackling, add hing, curry leaves and finely chopped chilies.
  • Make sure the chilies are fried well and they are no more moist.
  • Once the chilies looked cooked - dry and crisp, turn off the flame.
  • At this point, add the spices, salt,sugar and mix well in the oil.
  • Make sure the spices are infused in the oil well.
  • Add peanuts, fried gram, coconut to the wok. mix well.
  • Finally add the corn flakes and mix well. You need to be gentle while mixing.


If you want to add garlic flavor to the Chivda, you can simply add 4 cloves of garlic when you add chopped chilies to the tadka.
Just as the chilies should not remain soft and moist similarly garlic needs to be cooked until dry and crisp.
My recipe is measured in cups. 1 cup =  roughly 128gm
Keyword chivda, corn chivda, corn flakes chivda, corn flakes hot mix