Superbowl Snack Mix

By Nancy Buchanan

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31/1/2013

by Nancy Buchanan on January 31, 2013

Superbowl Snack Mix Superbowl Snack Mix Some people might  think that Superbowl Sunday is about football… but I have news for them. It’s not about football… it’s about the food! Specifically, snacks. Chicken wings, and drummettes,  sliders, chili, chips and dips all top the list of most Superbowl menus. But as usual, I have something that is, well, a little different – - this Superbowl Snack Mix is made with sev, the indian equivalent of chow mein noodles. I come across these during one of my last forays to one of our local ethnic markets  and I of course picked up a bag … and was immediately hooked. Made from chickpea flour, these small  fried noodles add a wonderful crunch  to just about anything you add them to – and  are one of  the main ingredients in snack mixes  that are sold by street vendors throughout India.

I’ve been tossing them onto salads, adding them to curries and just about anything else I can think of … and one thing that definitely came to mind is a snack mix!!  While not  traditional, this Superbowl Snack Mix is  a delicious and a fun twist on the standard trail mix… and just as easy!!!

But for the purists out there, not to worry. I do have some more “traditional fare” recipes to share with you for your Superbowl bash!!!

If you are looking for something a little meatier, these Superbowl Sliders might just fit the bill…

Superbowl Slidersbc Superbowl Snack Mix

Or perhaps something a little “cheesier” like this Mushroom, Sun Dried Tomato, and Mozzarella  Dip

Mushroom sun dried tomatoe and mozzarella bc2 Superbowl Snack Mix

Or perhaps you want something a little chocolatey… well, you never can go wrong with Texas Cake..

Texas Cake bc1 Superbowl Snack Mix

Hmm… looking for some more ideas?? Well, I have an APP for that!!! Yup, that’s right, some of my recipes are featured in Foodies new FREE Superbowl app!!


 Superbowl Snack Mix

 

So whether you are rooting for the 49′s or the Ravens, the day is sure to be a winner as long as you have great company and great food!!!

Superbowl Snack Mix

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

You can find sev at Indian grocery stores and some ethnic markets.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sev
  • 1/2 shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 Tbsp. ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garam masala
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan heat the ghee or clarified butter over medium heat. Add the sev and toss to coat. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is combined. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately!

Notes

You can vary the spices, the dried fruits and the nuts in this recipe to suit your own taste.

http://www.acommunaltable.com/superbowl-snack-mix/

 

 

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Linda July 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

Can I use something else other than serv to give the crunch of the summer bowl mix? And what is gram marsala?

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Nancy July 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Hi Linda! I would try chow mien noodles! Garam masala is an indian spice blend that is becoming more and more popular! Aside from Indian markets, you can generally find it in larger grocery stores!

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