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South Indian Mixture

  • Veg
  • 1 hr 15 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy



You’ll want to try this South Indian Mixture recipe; it’s spicy, crunchy, and tasty. This dish is basically a mixture of fried and crispy vegetables and nuts. It’s primarily served at Indian festivals, but it also makes a great bar snack or midday munchie. The spicy content helps you feel refreshed on hot days, especially when complemented with a cool beer. It also can provide a great energy boost for high energy activities like hiking or running.

Health Benefits

Cashews are powerful super nuts and members of the Anacardiaceae family and are native to northern Brazil. Mangoes and pistachios are also members of this family. Cashews have many health benefits. They can improve cardiovascular health, increase nerve and muscle functionality, help with red blood cell production, and improve bone and oral health. Cashews also help regulate diabetes and treat anemia due to their impressive iron content. They also help build up and improve immune system functionality.

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How to make South Indian Mixture

  1. Add karaboondhi and omapodi to a bowl and toss well.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic cloves till golden. Drain excess oil and add to the mix.
  3. In the same pan, add peanuts, cashews and gram dal and fry till golden. Season with chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, and asafetida and transfer to the bowl containing the omapodi-karaboondhi-garlic mix.
  4. Fry curry leaves till crispy, add it to the mix and toss well. Your mixture is ready!


Although called South Indian Mixture, a version of it is a popular bar snack around the world.


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