Simple to make, these delicious chivda requires lesser time to prepare and is one of the perfect snack to munch on whenever hunger or boredom strikes. This is the perfect combination of sweet – savory snack with added spices which makes this crunchy snack absolutely delicious

Originally these chivda is made with dried yellow corn flakes available easily in markets not ready to eat cereals , since I have used ready made cereals, I had to fry this in oil first separately, I used only 1 tsp oil to saute it, you can ideally shallow fry the cornflakes , this will help the cornflakes to absorb the spices and sugar better. With the pandeminc on, I managed to get ready to cereals and made this chivda with the same.

Since I wanted to make it healthier, I have reduced the amount of oil. The Original chivda was made frying each ingredients separately then mixing them together with sugar and spices

Mother used to prepare this on weekends and then store it in airtight container for us, we used to then munch on them with cup of tea post school on weekdays. With the pandemic on, I decided to share the recipe with the ingredients available in my pantry and it didn’t last for more than 2 hours :P.. so go ahead and try and let me know how it turned out 🙂

*If you like it spicy, do not add sugar, only chat masala however if you like taste of mix of sweet and spices then add both sugar and chat masala

**You can always adjust the spices and sugar as desired. Optionally you can add in more dry fruits or skip them

Do watch the video for better clarity in preparation and share your experience once you prepare the dish

Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 13 mins Total time: 18 mins

Servings: 3-4


  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • 3 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chat Masala 
  • 2-3 teaspoon powdered sugar – optional (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 15-20 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Raisins – optional (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder/Paprika
  • Pinch of Turmeric
  • Salt to taste

Steps to prepare

  • In a kadai/deep bottom/non stick pan, add 1 tsp oil, Add cornflakes and saute for 2-3 minutes. You can directly add cornflakes at the end however I do this step as it makes it more crisp. Optionally shallow frying corn flakes will help in better absorption of spices
  • Take it out and keep it aside
  • Now add 2 tsp oil in the same pan
  • Add peanuts and roast until crisp, to this add cashews and saute until golden brown. Add raisins, curry leaves and saute until raisins puff up
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder, chat masala,Sugar and salt. Mix well
  • Add cornflakes mix everything well. Do not break the corn flakes. Saute for a minute
  • Switch off flame, allow it to cool and store in air tight container
  • Munch on as desired
Cornflakes Chivda
Posted by:Rekha Unni

Humble quirky soul embarking on beautiful journey of love called Life. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I love experimenting with different types of foods. it's the love of cooking for my family which has made this hobby as one of my passions

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