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November 6, 2023

Mixture Recipe | South Indian Mixture Recipe | Madras Mixture

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Mixture recipe

This year I am starting my Diwali recipes with this must try Diwali snack – Mixture recipe. Its basically a South Indian style Mixture recipe which is popularly known as Madras mixture. This Tamilnadu mixture is a combination of Omapodi, Karaboondi, Fried aval, cashew nuts, peanuts , curry leaves mixed with spice powders like salt, red chilli powder and hing.

In this mixture, I have also added small maida biscuits which is fondly called as mixture biscuit. When I was a kid, I used to pick these mixture biscuits alone from the pack of mixture and savor it. Iam not a big fan of South Indian mixture but my husband, daughter and father in law loves it. 

So I try to make a batch of mixture just for them during Diwali. Last year I made this mixture recipe and took a video as well. But I couldn’t share it in my blog. So this year, I thought of starting Diwali recipes with this yummy snack. Soon I will try to post a North Indian namkeen recipe.

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Mixture recipe

Mixture Recipe | South Indian mixture recipe

Mixture Recipe | South Indian mixture recipe

Mixture Recipe | South Indian mixture recipe also known as Madras mixture for Diwali.

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 3 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Oma podi - 2 cups
  • Kara boondi – 1 cup
  • Mixture biscuit – 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted gram dal / Daliya / Pottukadalai – 1/4 cup
  • Poha / Aval - 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  1. Make Omapodi and collect in a bowl. Make kara boondi and collect in the same bowl
  2. Make maida biscuit and add to the bowl. You can aslo make butter murukku and add to it. But it is optional.
  3. Deep fry thick poha, cashew nuts, peanuts, daliya, curry leaves and add to the bowl.
  4. Lastly add chilli powder, salt, hing and sugar. Toss well and cool down completely.
  5. Store in an air tight box and use up to one month. 
  • Make Omapodi, kara boondi and mixture biscuit. Break oma podi into small pieces. Collect in a bowl.
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  • Deep fry thick aval till crispy and drain in a tissue paper. Deep fry peanuts, roasted gram dal till golden in color. Remove in the tissue paper.
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  • Next deep fry cashew nuts and collect in the tissue paper. Lastly deep fry few curry leaves and set aside.
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  • Transfer everything to the wide bowl. Add little salt, red chilli powder, hing and sugar.
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  • Cool down everything completely. Store in an air tight box. Enjoy up to one month. Use clean, dry hands while handling.


  • Oma podi and kara boondi is a must in South Indian mixture.
  • Mixture biscuit, Butter murukku is optional.
  • You can adjust the quantity of peanuts, cashews and roasted gram as per your wish.

Try this yummy South Indian mixture recipe and enjoy for this Diwali !

Madras mixture

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