Bombay mix

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Bombay mix
Bombay mix
Alternative namesChanachur
Place of originIndia
Region or stateBombay
Associated cuisineIndian

Bombay mix or chanachur is a Bangladeshi snack mix (namkeen) which consists of a variable mixture of spicy dried ingredients, such as sev, fried lentils, peanuts, chickpeas, chickpea flour ganthiya, corn, vegetable oil, puffed rice, fried onion and curry leaves.[1] This is all flavored with salt and a blend of spices that may include coriander and mustard seeds.


Alternative, regional versions include:

  • In Malaysia and Singapore, it is known as kacang putih. Members of the local Indian community usually refer to it as "mixture" as is done in southern India. It is available from roadside vendors as well as shops and restaurants. Singaporean supermarket FairPrice refer to their Bombay mix as murukku, which is an entirely different product.[2]
  • In southern Indian states such as Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as well as in the north of Sri Lanka, it is known as just "mixture", and is available in almost all the sweet shops and bakeries. Usually it consists of fried peanuts, thenkuzhal,[3] kara boondhi,[4] roasted chana dal, karasev, murukku broken into small pieces, pakoda and oma podi.[5]

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  1. ^ "Biscuit, Chanachur from fish to help Bangladesh fight malnutrition". Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  2. ^ "Muruku (Thick)". FairPrice. Singapore. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Thenkuzhal Recipe". Subbus Kitchen. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Diwali special – Kara Boondi (Spicy Boondi)". 23 September 2008. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Padma's Recipes: OMA PODI / SEV". Retrieved 2 February 2014.