Card parties are a common affair during Diwali and especially Dhanteras! So, this year to give the perfect company to your card games, cocktails and mocktails is this super delicious homemade Khatta Meetha Mixture! Make your parties even more exciting with this addition and trust me people would want to come back for more!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dried cornflakes, Dried potato straws (salli)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters




History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for KHATTA MEETHA MIXTURE Recipe

  • Dried cornflakes 1 cup

  • Dried potato straws (salli) 1/2 cup

  • Nylon sabudana 1/4 cup

  • Almonds , vertically halved 1/4 cup

  • Cashewnuts , vertically halved 1/4 cup

  • Raw peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Pressed rice (poha) thick 1/2 cup

  • Bengal gram , soaked for 2 hours and drained 2 tablespoons

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) , soaked for 2 hours and drained 2-3 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 1/4 cup

  • Mora sev 1/4 cup

  • Chana chor garam 1/4 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) , roasted 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder , roasted 1 teaspoon

  • Spice mix

  • Powdered sugar 2-3 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Citric acid 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried mango powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Slide in the dried corn flakes in batches and deep fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 2

Similarly, individually deep fry dried potato straws, nylon sabudana, almonds, cashew nuts, raw peanuts, pressed rice, drained Bengal gram, drained split skinless green gram and curry leaves till they turn crisp. Drain on the same absorbent paper.

Step 3

Finely pound the powdered sugar, red chilli powder, black salt, citric acid, salt and dried mango powder with a pestle in a mortar.

Step 4

Transfer the fried mixture into a large parat, add sev, fennel seeds, coarsely crush the coriander seeds between your palms and add into the mixture and add the pounded mixture and gently toss till the mixture is well coated with spice mix.

Step 5

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Store in air tight container or serve as required.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.