Aval Mixture| South Indian Mixture | Diwali Recipes

Aval Mixture| South Indian Mixture | Diwali Recipes

I made this mixture along with namak para and omapodi.  Mixture or as it's mostly call South Indian mixture is one versatile recipe, a mixture (combination) of different things which makes it a delicious tea time or festival recipe.  You can add anything of your choice like sev, murukku, boondi, corn flakes.  I make corn flakes mixture so I don’t add that with this recipe.  I normally like to add raisins if you don’t like then you can skip that.  If you have ompodi or sev in hand then this mixture can be done in jiffy or you can buy sev and do rest of things at home, its still a great idea.  Try and everyone will love this mixture, it also hits with kids as it’s not spicy.

Before moving to recipe, if you looking for some home decoration ideas for diwali including rangoli, table, wall deco along with some floating candles theme then click here.  How about some homemade/painted diyas/lamps, some easy designs to keep your kid busy and occupied plus what a wonderful way to use old diyas in new avatar, interested?  Check my this post.  I have few  more ideas but I am not doing this year so perhaps next year I will try to show you guys that.  If you have other ideas for decorations or diyas or you want your creative ideas to be feature here then let me know.


Ompodi/Sev – 1 Cup
Namak Para – 1/2 Cup [optional]
Rice Flakes/Poha – 1 Cup
Peanuts/Mungfali – 1/2 Cup
Roasted Gram – 1/2 Cup
Halved Cashew nuts – 1/4 Cup
Raisins – 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 2 Sprig
Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – To Taste
Oil – For Deep Fry


1.  Deep fry rice flakes in batches, using a sieve helps a lot as rice flakes gets cooked very fast and while collecting from oil it wont get burn.  Deep fry peanuts, roasted gram, cashews and curry leaves. Drain excess oil in kitchen tissue.
Easy mixture recipe
2.  Take all the fried ingredients in a large bowl and immediately add red chili, turmeric powder and salt (don’t add too much of salt as we already having salt in sev).
3. Now add rest of ingredients ompodi or sev, raisins, namak para (if using).  Give a good stir to fix everything well. 
Easy mixture tea time snack diwali recipe-002

Once cooled stored in air tight containers, it stay good for month if it lasts until then.  Easy right?

Variations ~

~ You can add boondi, ribbon pakoda, murukku etc.
~ You can replace red chili powder with pepper powder.
~ You can also add gathiya instead of ompodi or sev.
~ You can change proportions of ingredients to suits your taste.

Have a nice day ~~
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  1. Lovely mixture..looks delicious,perfect for tea time snack

  2. Looks crunchy and yumm..love the addition of raisins ..love the taste..

  3. Wish to have it with coffee. nice recipe

  4. Love it at any time,btn the red bowl luks cute...

  5. loved this crisp and delicious mixture...can have this any time!

  6. i can have these any time of the day..love these. looks yumm and crunchy.

  7. I bet this would be perfect to give out for Christmas

  8. Looks very tempting and perfect for this weather with hot cup of chai

  9. Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. very nice presentation too.. love it :)

  10. Wish i get some for my evening snack, crunchy munchy mixture.

  11. looks so colorful and tasty:)happy deepavali..

  12. Perfect mixture.. Low calorie snacks


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