In India, the most common savory snack is mixture namkeen. Usually, namkeen are made for everyday evening snacks and important festivals and functions. It has a special touch while serving. Generally, namkeen are made of rice, urad dal, and other spices that are deep-fried. The mixture has broken sev which is made from gram flour and nuts with savory flavors. We will look into different areas that make mixture namkeen in different ways.
Bombay mixture namkeen
Bombay mixture is a simple way of making a mixture. It has two major ingredient categories. For sev we need gram flour, rice flour, asafetida, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, salt, and oil. For combining sev with other savory taste we need ingredients like masoor dal, peanuts, cashew nuts, curry leaves, chat powder, Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, and oil.
First, we need to make the sev by mixing the gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, chili powder, asafetida, salt, and little hot oil. We need to make mixing flour to the dough by adding enough water. Then make the sev by adding dough in fine hole mold. Then press the mold in the hot oil pan, deep fry the sev, it should not overlap when it is dropped in oil. Then filter the excess oil and break the whole sev into small pieces.
Next, soak the masoor dal in water and drain the water. If moisture exists remove it by kitchen paper. Then shallow fry in hot oil pan until the dal turns crunchy keep it aside in a bowl. Then fry the peanuts, cashew nuts, and curry leaves in the same hot oil pan until it becomes crunchy. Then finally add broken sev, crunchy masoor dal, and cashew nut, peanut, and curry leaves in a larger bowl also include salt, chat powder, and chili powder, mix them gently make sure that all ingredients are completely mixed. Now you can enjoy the Bombay mixture namkeen serving.
Spicy mixture namkeen
Spicy mixture key ingredients are gram flour, flattened rice, peanuts, chana dal, green peas, baking soda, black pepper, cinnamon stick, cardamoms, cumin seeds, red chili powder, dried grapes, salt, and oil.
By gram flour, boondi and sev is made. Mix the gram flour in water until it becomes a paste. Preheat the oil in a pan and pour the paste in oil like droplets and deep fry them which is called boondi. Again mix the gram flour in water to make a dough. By mold use the dough in hot oil and prepare the sev. Also, break the sev into smaller pieces. Take boondi and sev in the bowl and keep it aside.
Now shallow fry the chana dal, peas, peanuts, flattened rice, and curry leaves until it becomes crunchy, keep it all in a bowl. Then grind the cinnamon stick, cardamom, black pepper, cumin seed, red chili powder, and salt. Then mix boondi, sev, all fried nuts, and grounded powder. Make sure all items are completely mixed. Then garnish with dried grape and serve it.
In India, the most important part of snack culture is Mixture namkeen. You can see it everywhere and on every occasion.