This is a mixture of selected few savoury items. These are made separately and mixed together in the right proportions to give a very distinctive combined taste. The items mixed together depend on individuals taste.
Flaked rice (Aval) 1 cup
Peanuts ½ cup
Split gram 1 cup
Green grams ½ cup
White Chick peas ½ cup
Peanuts ½ cup
Cadju nuts ½ cup
Karapoonthy - already made 1 cup
Omapodi - already made 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli powder 2 teaspoons
Asafoetida 2 pinches
Curry leaves 10
When items are deep fried, drain oil well and spread them on an absorbent paper to remove any excess oil.
Make Omapodi and Karapoonthy as described elsewhere.
Deep fry the flaked rice until they puff up and become crispy.
Deep fry Split grams until golden and crispy.
Deep fry Green grams, chick peas, peanuts and cadju nuts separately until they are crispy.
Dry roast the curry leaves in a little oil and break them up into small pieces.
Mix all the ingredients except omapodi and Karapoonthy in a big bowl.
Add chilli powder, salt and curry leaves and toss well so that salt and chilli powder is mixed well.
Now add the omapodi and boonthy and toss again to mix well.
This can be stored for several days
There is no hard and fast rule as to what you can mix, the choice is yours and if it is well balanced and suits your taste then it is OK.