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March 13, 2014

Cornflakes Mixture in Microwave | Cornflakes Chivda in microwave

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Here comes an easy, low fat, crunchy cornflakes mixture/chivda or namkeen recipe using microwave. I should have tried and posted this during Diwali but I din’t. Last week my in laws were with me. We all have a habit of munching some savouries immediately after lunch.

Every time my FIL used to buy a mixture packet from Haldirams or Maiyaa’s. This time I wanted to try the same but I wanted it light to tummy as well as tasty. Suddenly this cornflakes mixture recipe using microwave flashed in my mind. 

As I can get raw cornflakes in all the shops here, I immediately bought some and tried this recipe for the first time. U can also try this with Kellogg’s cornflakes. It makes your job much easier. We all liked its crunchiness very much inspite of the fact that it is not deep fried. I never expected a mixture without deep frying tastes this good. It is an yummy,  guilt free, best evening snacks recipe for all the elders in your family. Do try this easy,  low fat cornflakes chivda recipe. Everybody will like it for sure! Please go through “Note” for variations.

Cornflakes mixture

Cornflakes mixture Low calorie cornflakes mixture recipe using microwave !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 4.5 cups
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


  • Plain raw cornflakes - 3 cups
  • Poha/Thin rice flakes – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Raw, dry Peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Dalia/Fried gram dal/Pottukadalai -1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts - a handful
  • Curry leaves - few
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder -2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Chaat masala – 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Dry grapes/Raisins – 1 tbsp

  • Microwave raw cornflakes in batches in high power (800w) for 1 minute. I kept for 1 minute 10 seconds. Time varies based on the microwave. For one batch, you can keep 3/4 cup of cornflakes. Spread in the turn table and microwave it. Please keep an eye that it is not getting burnt.
corn flakes mixture step1
  • Remove and proceed the same for all batches. Keep it in a wide bowl & let it cool down.
  • Next,microwave thin poha for a minute and check whether it becomes crispy. If not, keep for another minute. Remove and add to cornflakes.
  • Then keep dalia and microwave for 1minute 30 seconds. Remove and mix.
corn flakes mixture step3
  • Spread the peanuts and microwave for 2 minutes. Mine took 2 minutes 30 seconds. Remove and keep in a separate plate. Initially it tastes soggy, but it becomes super crispy when it cools down completely. After it becomes crispy, add it to the above mixture.
corn flakes mixture step2
  • Next microwave cashews for a minute and remove.
  • Lastly microwave the curry leaves for a minute. Remove and add them.
  • Mix everything adding the required salt and set aside.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and add the raisins. Roast for a minute till raisins bulge. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder & chaat masala powder or aamchur powder, sugar. Switch off the flame and add this to mixture. Mix everything together very well.
corn flakes mixture step4
  • Check for taste. Store in a box and enjoy. It stays crispy for more than a week.


  • I din’t use raisins as my husband in not fond of sweet taste. But I strongly recommend you to add to get a nice taste. 
  • I microwaved all the ingredients in high power (800w). Please adjust the timing based on yours. The timings I have given above is to give you an idea.
  • When you microwave, make sure everything comes out crispy. Otherwise the whole mixture will become soggy in a day or two.
  • Check its crunchiness by tasting it and then add to the mixture. U can check whether the peanuts are roasted by its smell.
  • If you are using kellogs cornflakes, no need to microwave it. Just mix with other ingredients and proceed.
  • If you don’t want to microwave dalia, cashews and peanuts. U can roast them in little oil or ghee and add to mixture. But make sure everything is crispy. 
  • If you don’t want to go for microwave option, you can either use deep frying or baking in convection mode. For baking in convection mode, preheat oven in 180c for 10 minutes. Then spread the cornflakes and bake for 4 minutes. Make sure you mix it once in a while and also it should not be burnt. Keep an eye after 2 minutes.
Enjoy with coffee or tea ! Tastes great !!


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great-secret-of-life said...

healthy and perfect snack.

Home Cooked food said...

I wish I can grab that whole jar, tempting, visit me too dear.

Unknown said...

Looks yummy....... Perfect snack for anytime!!

Anusha said...

I am an ardent mixture hater. But i can make an exception for this one mixture. Can munch on this anyday any time.

Unknown said...

Crunchy and crispy mixture :)Lovely clicks dear :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy mixture dear

Priya Suresh said...

Such a guilt free crunchy munchy mixture, i can munch it anytime.

Priya Anandakumar said...

crispy and crunchy mixture, love it Chitra... I can finish off the whole bowl...

Priya said...

wow def a healhy way to perpare our regular mixture.very tempting ...

Sona said...

The mixture looks delicious and crunchy.. Perfect to snack on without feeling guilty!

nandoos kitchen said...

This is a super healthy mixture. A perfect tea time snack..

Unknown said...

i will surely try this 1.i have a packet of raw cornflakes lying. Didnt want to deep fry n do mixture . so kept on postponing..

asianlite6 said...

Hi chitra,i was wandering for some low calorie snacks n here u came with that..i cant resist myfriend..:)

Manasi said...

I love cornflakes chivda and am so planning on making this! thanks.

Unknown said...

Mixture with less oil...nice..

Unknown said...

can the came recipe be tried in an air fryer? if yes suggest me the method...?

Chitra said...

U can try it. But i am not sure abt the timings as i have not tried it.