Cook's Hideout: Mixture/ Chivda with Kaarappusa (Sev)

November 11, 2012

Mixture/ Chivda with Kaarappusa (Sev)

For the second day of Blogging Marathon#22, my mom made this savory crunchy mixture that is perfect for snacking. This is also great as a little treat along with sweets for last minute guests that pop in during the festival season. 

My mom makes quite a few varieties of mixtures with cornflakes, poha (atukulu) and this. today's mixture consists of kaarappusa/ sev, little maida biscuits, fried peanuts, fried gram dal (putnalu) and curry leaves and is seasoned with chili powder, ground cumin and salt.

For Sev/ Kaarappusa:
Besan (chickpea flour) - 1cup
Rice flour - 2tbsp
Red chili powder - 2tsp (or as per taste)
Ajwain (vaamu) - 2tsp
Hot Oil - 3tbsp
Salt - to taste

For Maida Biscuits:
All purpose biscuits - 1cup
Salt - to taste
Hot oil - 1tbsp
Baking powder - a pinch

Other Ingredients:
Fried Peanuts - 3tbsp
Roasted gram dal (Putnalu/ Dalia) - 3tbsp
Curry Leaves - 12, dep fried
Ground Cumin - 2tsp
Red Chili powder - 2tsp
Salt - to taste

  • Make the Sev: Mix all the ingredients with enough water to make a thick batter. Heat oil in a wok for deep frying. Using a janthikala gottam/ cookie press make the sev. Fry until golden brown, remove onto a paper towel to drain.
  • For the Maida Biscuits: Mix all the ingredients in to smooth dough. Roll into a thin disc, using a sharp knife, cut into diamonds or use a cookie cutter or even the cap of a small bottle to make small round biscuits. Deep fry these until golden brown.
  • Assemble: To assemble crumble the sev in a large bowl, add the maida biscuits and all the other ingredients, mix well and store in an airtight container. This stays well for at least 10 days.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up today for BM # 22.


  1. nice crispy and yummy savory!! love the bowl too!!
    Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

  2. Crunchy munchy mixture, love it very much, beautifully done.

  3. Looks crunchy and delicious I can have it anytime

  4. Wow looks so good Pavani, we always make this for Deepavali.

  5. very interesting kind of mixture, looks nice

  6. Yummy kaarapusa...delicious

  7. Very crunchy mixture with yum ingredients. Loved the maida biscuits...


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