My son Bodhi's favourite mix of kid-friendly puffs, cereals and spices. This recipe is inspired by Chevdo, a classic Indian tea-time snack. No added salt, chilli or whole nuts.
Keyword: cereal, chevdo, easy, great for kids, snacks
100gcereal of your choice(I used Rice Krispies, Cornflakes and Cheerios)
100gmixed kids baked puffs and veggie straws(I used Ella's Kitchen Melty Puffs, Kiddylicious Veggie Straws and Organix Melty Rings)
40graisins or sultanas
20gunsweetened desiccated coconut(optional)
For the tadka:
70mloil(I used rapeseed)
12gcurry leaves(appox. 50 leaves)
1 1/2tspground fennel seeds
In a large bowl or basin, mix together all the cereal of your choice, kids baked puff snacks, potato straws, raisins and coconut (if using). If you have a little one, this is a lovely little job they can help with.
For the tadka:
Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté for 2 minutes, until the curry leaves become brittle, crispy and translucent.
Add the remaining ground spices and sauté briefly, about 30-40 seconds over a low heat. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
Mix the snacks and cereals with the tadka well, until everything is well coated. Pack into an airtight container and allow to stand for a few hours before serving so all the flavours have a chance to develop.
Store the chevdo in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for 2 weeks.Be mindful of allergies & intolerances. If any of the ingredients in this recipe are unsuitable for your child, omit them or replace with something suitable.12+ months children only. Please ensure your child is ready before offering this as a snack. Check the packaging of your snacks for information on age suitability for each particular product.Always ensure adult supervision whilst your child(ren) is/are eating.