This is insanely addictive.
It is based (very loosely) on Chex Mix and an Indian snack mix known variously as chivda, chewda, chevda, Bombay mix, and a bunch of other things. It is also known as the Indian version of Chex Mix. I was eating some Bissli falafel snack, and it made me think of sev, which are these fried noodles made from chickpea flour. Not that I have ever tasted sev, but the Bissli snack looked and tasted the way that I imagined sev would taste.
So, I looked at a bunch of recipes for the Indian snack mix and the basic Chex Mix recipe and then went into the kitchen and winged it. I used Amba powder as my spice base, along with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garlic powder, and some Worcestershire sauce.
What makes it Israeli snack mix? Well, mostly the use of Bissli, which is made by Osem in Israel. But also the addition of amba, which (when made into a sauce) is a popular accompaniment to falafel in Israel. I got my amba powder (not the same as the amba spice mix!) from Israel–it can be hard to find.