Like everyone else I can’t get enough of this tasty treats… of course the down side is that it makes you very very thirsty… well it makes me thirsty 🙂

I tried this recipe last year some time and I got a few steps mixed up, for example O shallow fried the grated potatoes and they shrivelled up but this time around I deep fried them and they came out like they should.

I had to seal and double seal the bags I made because my dad was eating it like there was no tomorrow… he was eating that he was making me scared that I would not have any left for my Diwali trays.


1 x batch of plain sev

3 x medium potatoes

250g x rice crispies.

250g x corn flakes

2 x tbsp. sesame seeds

A few curry leaves, chopped

1 x tsp poppy seeds

4 x 45g Simba salted peanuts.

2 ½ x tsp masala.

½ x tsp turmeric powder

3 x tbsp. plain white sugar.

1 x cup raisins, this is optional.


Peel and grate the potatoes.


Separate into 2 bowls, colour one bowl green and the other red. Mix nicely so that everything is coated.

Deep fry a little at time in batches till dark and crisp in colour.

Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel and set aside.

In a bowl, mix the rice crispies and cornflakes with about ½ x cup of oil.

Toss so that everything is a coated with oil.

Spread out onto a baking tray and roast at 180 degrees for 10 minutes or until the mixture turns golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

In a pan, fry in 1 tsp cooking oil the poppy seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves till the sesame seeds become golden brown, drain and set aside.


In a deep bowl, layer the plain sev, peanuts, coloured potatoes, rice crispie mixture, sesame seed mixture and the raisins and spices.

Toss around till everything is well combined.

Lastly sprinkle the sugar over the top and toss once again.

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