Iyengar Khara Mixture | Spicey Mixture

Hope everyone had a Great Diwali this year and also had lots of sweets. To counter the sweets I have made a spicy south indian mixture.Well it is easy to make.  Took me just an hour to make a big size of box of mixture. It is fresh home made, no oily smell and made out of cholesterol free oil.

Khara mixture is nothing but special spicy southindian mixture. There are many varities of mixture. Posted basic spicy mixture earlier. This is the one i have made typically served  during like wedding/any celebrations/functions. I am posting this recipe as one of my viewers requested this. Sorry for taking time to post it.

Prep Time : 20 Mins
Cook Time : 45 Mins

  • Curry leaves - 2 cups 
  • Plain oats - 4 tbsp (optional, I have used here)
  • Peanuts / Kadlekai - 5 cups
  • Whole cashews / Godambi - 3/4 cup
  • Green raisins / Vandrakshi - 1/2 cup
  • Dry coconut pieces / Vanakobri churu - 1 cups
  • Oil - 500ml (deep fry)
  • Red chilli powder 

  • prepare khara sev on different sizes and gently crush them 
  • Make boondi 
  • Fry peanuts, cashews, curry leaves altogether
  • Then dry coconut 
  • Fry oats 
  • Mix raisins 
  • Mix well and sprikle little red chilli powder on top of 
  • Mix well 
PS : Oat can be added completely optional, ingredients can be added generous no perticular measurements

Filter Coffee | SouthIndian Filter Coffee

Coffee, the most universal drink across various places in this vast world but also very unique to each place. As per my husband the most refreshing drink J. In the southern part of India one of the versions of coffee which is very popular is “Filter Coffee”. This is available in almost all restaurants across South India and also in almost all households. Generally the Coffee Powder for this is a mixture of Plantation A / B with some amount of Chicory Powder (basically to stretch the amount of coffee powder) added. The decoction (“black coffee”) is basically made using a Brass / Steel pressing vessel. Its almost very difficult to drink this as is (just black) without adding milk / cream. 

This “Filter Coffee” is served to customers in a unique steel tumbler and glass added with Milk & topped with foam fom the mix. Writing all this is making me want to have a cup of “Filter Coffee” now. I am off to make one for myself. Enjoy by making one for yourself if you like it !!!

Step 1
                                                                            Step 2
                                                                            Step 3
                                                                          Step 4
                                                                              Step 5

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Servings : 2

Ingredients :

  •  Powder is of 50% of Plantation A and 50% Plantation B Coffee Beans
  • Add 10% of Chicory Powder to the above


  • Coffee Powder - 5 tbsp
  • Sugar - 3 tsp (adjust as per taste)
  • Milk - 1/2 cup (add as required)
Method : Making Decoction (Black coffee)
  1. Take a coffee filter there are 2 layers of filter. Place 2 layer into the bottom layer Add 5 tbsp heaped coffee powder into the 2nd layer it has holes. 
  2. Place a handle plate  it has holes Press hard
  3. Add hot water (250ml-as required) or add it to filter fill up. Close the lid tightly
  4. Wait for 10 mins  or more  (patience required to get strong decocotion)
  5. Mean while boil milk and strain all cream
  6. Add sugar to the milk # 2 
Method : Making Coffee #1
  1. In a pan add decocotion and then milk and sugar as required
  2. Heat little bit then pour the coffee into glass back and forth until coffee becomes froth 
  3. Serve hot
Method : Making Coffee #2

  1. In a glass add 2tbsp decocotion and pour the milk 
  2. Do back and froth in another glass to get froth
  3. Serve hot

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