Otherwise known as bhel puri mix (bail purry mix). My brother-in-law started calling it Indian Chex Mix because well…it kind of is. It’s basically a hot mixture of Indian deliciousness combined with Rice Krispies, some onion, peanuts and spices. It’s perfect for snacking or putting out for guests to munch on if you’re having a party. It’s a very spicy mixture though, so for you spice loves out there…try this!
To be quite honest, I don’t have measurements of anything, because it’s really just how much you want of each ingredient. But to be all official, I’ll try to include the amount you’ll need for each. What I made was enough for 1 person.
•1 cup Rice Krispies. I didn’t have any, but I had some Rice Chex so I used that
• 1 cup Indian mixture – this can be found at any Indian grocery store. This brand is Haldiram – spicy! What’s in the Indian mixture is usually noodles (similar to La Choy noodles), dried peas, corn flakes, cashews, etc.
•2 tablespoons Peanuts (optional) – most of the Indian mixtures have peanuts already in them. If you like more, add more!
•1 tablespoon Onion (approx. 1/4 of a small onion)
•Pinch of Chili Powder
•Pinch of other Indian spices, which are in that silver tin
Let’s talk about that silver tin, shall we?
It’s OK to be jealous. This is my Indian spice tin. It’s where I store all the spices I use in Indian cooking, such as: chili powder, garam masala, cumin, cumin powder, Hing, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, salt, etc. This tin is probably one of my favorite things in my kitchen.
Mix that container to combine the ingredients and spoon out however much you intend to eat at that time (or pour it all out if you’re serving more than just yourself). Finely chop 1/4 of the onion and add it to your own bowl. I can not stress that enough. Don’t add all the onion to the entire mixture because then you’ll end up with soggy mix! Yuck!
Also add the spices you want. I added salt, chili powder, a tiny bit of turmeric and garam masala to mine.