Corn Flakes Chivda

Day 30 of BM #56 - For the final day of this #BuffetOnTable, here are some snippets of our trip to the CN Tower, Toronto.

On our final day in Canada, we had plans to cover the CN tower in Toronto and an African Safari on our way back home. Later in the day, we realized that it was not a practical plan to cover both the places in a single day.

We convinced the kids we could visit the Safari at a later date as it was closer to the Border and was just about a couple of hours drive from home. The kids were a tad disappointed but they soon got carried away with the excitement of the view from the top of the tower.

Since we had purchased the entry tickets to CN tower online, we saved the waiting time there. But we still had to brave long queues to go to the top of the tower to have a thrilling experience.

We had some snacks to munch on and so the kids had a difficult time complaining about the long wait :). I wonder why I didn't carry this Chivda on that trip. Or maybe my friend got it but left it in the van!!

CN Tower

Anyway, the main attractions are

*An elevator which takes about 58 seconds from the ground level to the observation deck.

*At 346 meters, there is an outdoor protected observation section. But it is extremely windy 

*A glass floor in the Indoor Observation Level, on which we could sit/stand/lie down and view the streets from a height of around 342 meters.

*An Edgewalk at 356 meters, where the visitors would be tethered to an overhead rail system and they can walk on the roof of the main pod. This is more for the adventurous and not for us :)

View from the top of CN Tower
View from the top observation deck
And obviously tons of pictures were taken as I was the chief photographer. A few more pictures..

CN tower

Since the weather was very cooperative, the whole trip was a pleasant one. So that was how we recharged ourselves in 3 days!! 

Ingredients - 

Corn Flakes (hard ones meant to be fried) 2 cups
Peanuts 1/2 cup
Roasted Gram /Putana/Putnala Pappu 1/2 cup
Salt, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric, Amchur Powder as needed
Oil to deep fry
Method Of Preparation -

In a wok/kadai heat oil and fry the corn flakes until they puff up. Transfer them onto paper towels to absorb the excess oil.

Fry in batches until done. In the remaining oil fry the peanuts. 

In a wide bowl, mix the fried corn flakes, peanuts and roasted gram. Sprinkle salt, turmeric, red chili powder and amchur powder. 

Toss the mixture and serve it with coffee or tea. 

Store in an air tight container for up to a month.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 4 cups


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Corn chivda looks fantastic Harini..not to mention how nice it is to enjoy your virtual tour for us..I loved your Mega BM posts, all done so planned and nicely presented!

  3. The view from top of tower are amazing.Loved reading your virtual tour.The chivda looks so crunchy and delicious.This was a wonderful marathon presented by you .

  4. This chidva was a common snack when we were growing up. Enjoyed your virtual tour of Canada. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love this chivda, very addictive

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Wow, am in love with Canada now, thanks for this virtual tour and the chivda looks super crunchy and addictive.

  8. Pavani Says:
  9. Stunning aerial clicks Harini. Chivda looks crunchy & delicious.

  10. Sandhiya Says:
  11. Chivda looks crunchy and it's truly a virtual tour of cannada

  12. Corn chivda looks very pleasing and the pics are really good. I loved this theme where we have had these virtual tours. Great marathon and you have rocked throughout Harini.

  13. Suma Gandlur Says:
  14. Corn chivda makes a great snack and loved your virtual tour.

  15. Archana Says:
  16. Thanks to you I will love to visist the CN Towers thank for the virtual tour. The chivda is something we enjoy a lot

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