Healthy Roasted Cereal Chevdo (dry snack mix)



  • 3 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups rice crispies
  • 2 cups cornflakes (a bit crushed)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 25-30 curry leaves
  • 2 green chilies chopped into 8-10 pieces
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas (dalia)
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp red chili powder


  1. Roast the following separately on slow to medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly to make sure they don’t burn / become brown:
    * Cheerios
    * rice crispies
    * cornflakes
  2. After roasting each, transfer to large mixing bowl
  3. Add salt and sugar, mix well and set aside
  4. In a pan, heat the oil on medium heat
  5. Add green chilies and curry leaves and roast for 2-3 minutes till the chilies and curry leaves wilt
  6. Add peanuts and roast till very light brown in color
  7. Add the following one by one and roast for 2-3 minutes
    * chickpeas (dalia)
    * sesame seeds
    * raisins
    * fennel seeds (saunf)
    * coconut chips
  8. Add asafoetida and red chili powder, mix well and continue roasting for a couple of minutes
  9. Turn off the heat and let this mix cool down
  10. Once cool, add to the Cheerios, rice crispies and cornflakes in the large mixing bowl. Gently mix thoroughly
  11. The chevdo is now ready
  12. Once it has totally cooled down, store in airtight jars

Serves: 20

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