Bombay Mixture
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A crispy and super delicious Bombay style mixture of fried lentils, peanuts and much more. This mixture is perfect to enjoy on Diwali or any other occasion.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 Cups
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 1 cup masoor dal/brown lentils
  • 1 cup split moong dal
  • 1 cup dalia dal/roasted chana dal
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup makhana/fox nuts
  • 1 cup omapodi
  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 cup thick besan sev
  • 1 cup fafda, broken
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 4-5 dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • oil for frying
  1. Wash and soak masoor dal and moong dal in separate bowls in enough water for overnight.

  2. Drain the water and pat dry the dals with the kitchen towel and paper towels.

  3. Heat oil for frying in a wok and deep fry the masoor dal and split moong dal until crispy. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

  4. In the same oil deep fry peanuts, raisins, dalia dal, cashew nuts and fox nuts alternatively in batches. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

  5. In another pan heat a teaspoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, fennel seeds and dry red chillies. 

  6. Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder and sugar. Stir and set aside.

  7. In a large mixing bowl add masoor dal, moong dal, dalia dal, peanuts, raisins, fox nuts and stir together.

  8. Add in omapodi, besan sev,  broken fafda and corn flakes. Stir in the tempering and give a nice mix to combine all the ingredients.

  9. Store in airtight container. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the spices and seasonings as per your taste.