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Baked Healthy Mixture


Mixture is my sister’s favorite snack. My sis had a peculiar habit of eating mixture when she was young, She would soak the mixture in water and eat it. Till today I couldn’t figure out the reason;-) As a teatime snack or a side for rice, Mixture is a winner. I couldn’t get the Indian Mixture here, so I started to eat Hunter mix and loved it. I tell myself its kettle roasted, so guilt free snack;-) wanted to avoid eating that and make a healthy homemade alternative. Traditional mixture recipe is bit lengthy, though it tastes yummy. A lazy cook like me wanted to make it quick and simple. I frequently do Puffed Rice Mixtute for teatime snack. Baking fever (that’s how hubby calls my addiction to baking) told me to try mixture with puffed and flattened rice, and with nuts. I have baked Honey Glazed Almonds, but had second thoughts to bake flattened rice. I saw my friend Chitra’s oats poha granola post and confidently tried mixture, and it was a big hit at home. This is a simple and easy mixture. Need to try my luck with some more ingredients next time.

Baked Healthy Mixture:

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 – 20 mins

Recipe Category: Snack


Puffed Rice / Pori – 1 cup

Thin Flattened Rice/  Poha (White/ Red) – 1 cup (I used white)

Walnuts – 3 tbsp ( cut into big pieces)

Peanuts – 4 tbsp

Almonds – 3 tbsp

Sunflower seeds – 4 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp (Adjust according to your spice level)

Asafoetida/Hing – a generous pinch

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

Cooking Spray/ Oil – to grease (I used cooking spray)



  • Pre-heat the oven to 150 degree Fahrenhait. Line the baking tray with aliminium foil (or any Baking paper) and grease with cooking spray
  • Combine puffed and flattened rice along with nuts and mix well


  • Add the spice powder (Turmeric, Chilli etc.) and oil to the mixture. Combine everything well


  • Spread the mixture on a foil and bake in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 mins


  • Check for the seasoning and add if required. Store in a Airtight container to maintain the freshness



My Notes:

  • Can add Fried gram, cashew nut, curry leaves, raisin or any other Nuts of your choice
  • Instead of baking, you can also deep fry flattened rice, and shallow fry puffed rice and nuts. Combine everything together
  • My oven took around 17 minutes but watch out after 15 minutes
  • Can also use thick poha but it takes extra cooking time
  • Can also microwave poha for 2 minutes instead deep frying

Puffed Rice Mixture

Puffed Rice Mixture is a quick win – easy to make, yet tasty. Less oil, yet crunchy. During summer holidays my Amma (Mother) always prepares this and stores it in a container, so that we (me and sis) can snack for 3-4 days.


Puffed Rice Mixture:

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 7 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Snack


Puffed Rice / Pori – 2 cups

Peanuts – 1/4 cup

Fried gram(Pottukadalai) – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Chat masala ( optional)- 1/4 tsp

Sambar Powder – 1/8 tsp

Hing – a generous pinch

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as needed


  • Add oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot, keep the stove in low heat and add turmeric powder, sambar powder, coriander powder, hing, salt and chat masala


  • Add puffed rice and saute for 2 mins. Add peanuts, fried gram and curry leaves and fry till peanuts and fried gram became golden brown


  • The pori should get well coated with the spice powders. Store in an air tight jar and enjoy 🙂


My Notes:

  • You can add chilli powder if you want pori to be spicy
  • Can add peanuts and fried gram after tempering but I have a fear they might be overcooked!