Madras Mixture – Crunchy Medley South Indian Delight
South Indian Snack the special Madras Mixture, often simply referred to as "mixture," is a popular savoury snack in South India. It's a delightful and crunchy blend of various ingredients like fried lentils, nuts, spices, and a variety of crunchy snacks. The Madras Mixture is known for its bold and spicy flavours. The spices used, such as red chilli powder and curry leaves, give it a distinct kick. It may also have hints of tanginess. The texture of the homemade Mixture is a delightful combination of crunchy, crispy, and chewy elements. The sev and boondi provide crunch, while roasted peanuts, chana dal, and cashew nuts add a pleasant nuttiness. The thin poha offers a light and crispy texture. The taste of the special Madras Mixture is a balance of spicy, salty, and slightly tangy notes. The combination of different ingredients creates a complex flavour profile, making it a satisfying and addictive snack. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container to prevent moisture from getting in and softening the snack.
It is a staple at tea-time gatherings, festivals, and celebrations. Each region and even individual households may have their unique variations of this snack, adding their own special twist with ingredients and spice levels.
Tamil- Michar | Telugu- Chivada | Kannada- Mixture | Malayalam- Mischar
Ingredients: Gram flour, rice bran oil, rice flour, puffed rice flakes, peanuts, cashews, bengal gram, curry leaves, salt, chilli powder, asafoetida.
Best before: 6 months from the date of packing.
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool and dry place in an air tight container.