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Corn Flakes Chiwda Recipe

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Adjust Servings:
1 tbsp oil for frying
1 tsp chat masala
salt — according to taste
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cashew nuts
2-3 green chilis — slit into halves
20-25 curry leaves
1/2 cup peanuts
2 cups makka poha

Nutritional information

108 kcal
94.22 g
5 g
3 g
44 mg
0 mg

Corn Flakes Chiwda Recipe

    • 30 mins
    • Serves 5
    • Easy



    The recipe makes wonderful makai chiwda or cornflakes chiwda which is both crunchy and flavorful. It is an extremely popular snack in India, especially during festivities. Chiwda makes a great savory snack, one that is easy to make with ingredients you have in your pantry. If you don’t have a sweet tooth or like to balance out the flavors of the sweet dishes during a festival, make this chiwda loaded with textures and flavors!

    There are many variations of traditional chiwda based on the  variety of poha used, each bringing a unique taste. Also, the nuts and seeds used can be altered according your taste between cashews, almonds and even peanuts. Enjoy the snap, pop and crackle moments with this delightful corn flakes chiwda, perfect for a tea time snack or for your binge-watching movie nights!

    Health Benefits

    Cornflakes are great sources of carbohydrates and will provide you with a lot of energy to keep you going. They also pack in iron, fiber, and niacin. Niacin, it might be noted, helps improve brain function and is also great for the skin

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    How to make Corn Flakes Chiwda Recipe

    • Heat oil in a frying pan. Turn down the flame when the oil is hot. Fry the makka poha until they are crispy. Drain the poha on a plate lined with tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
    • Add the peanuts to the oil and deep fry until they are crisp and brown. Drain the peanuts on a plate lined with tissue paper.
    • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the green chili and curry leaves when the oil is hot. Fry them until they turn crisp.
    • Add the raisins and cashew nuts to the pan and fry them until they are brown. Sprinkle red chili powder and turmeric powder. Continue frying for a few seconds more.
    • Add the fried poha and mix in the peanuts. Add chat masala and salt. Mix well. Allow it to cool down to room temperature and store in a sealed container.

    Corn flakes chiwdaremain crispy and fresh for about 10 days.


    Cornflakes are an extremely popular snack across the world. Interestingly, cornflakes were created by accident when the inventor Will Keith Kellogg left some wheat and baked corn unpreserved for a day. He experimented with the stale lot and discovered cornflakes!

    Naitik Tiwari

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