Oats Cornflakes chiwda ~ Indian Spicy oats muesli

Oats and cornflakes Chiwda

When I have oats granola as a snack or read muesli recipes, I feel that it is a sweeter version of Indian chiwda, so I wanted to make this granola spicy and make it close to Indian chiwda. Recently I saw cornflakes mixture from one of my favorite blogger Sailu so I finally got motivation to make spicy granola as Diwali tea time snack. As the oats were toasted, they no more had the powdery texture while chewing. For those looking for oats recipes here is a munchkin for tea time.


  1. Rolled oats  – 2 Cups ( Quaker quick oats)
  2. Raw Cornflakes –  ½ Cup
  3. Peanuts – ½ cup ( increase or decrease according to your taste)
  4. Curry leaves – 10
  5. Salt – 1 tsp (adjust)
  6. Red chilli powder – 2 tsps (adjust)
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Oil – as needed for deep frying

Oats Chiwda Close up


  • Heat 4 tsps oil in a pan over medium heat, when the oil is heated, add oats and fry them until they turn little brown making sure not to burn oats. keep oats aside.
  • Heat 2 tsps oil in same pan and  add peanuts. Fry them until golden brown and add it to oats.
  • Add cumins seed and curry leaves to the heated pan and fry them, add them to the oats mixture.
  • Heat enough oil in a deep heavy bottom vessel, and deep fry raw cornflakes in batches.
  • Add fried cornflakes to oats mixture.
  •  Add salt and chilli powder to the mixture, taste and adjust spices.

Oats chiwda


  • Optionally you can add pumpkin seed, walnuts, almonds  or another nuts upon your preference
  • Optionally you can add roasted chana dal.
  • To minimize oil, you can dry roast oats and eliminate deep fried cornflakes.

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