Spicy or khara(kara) Boondhi.
A delicious snack that can be had anytime or with coffee / tea.
Note:- An other interesting recipe sent in by my Gomathi
Besan/Chick pea Flour / Kadalai Maavu - 2 cups
Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
Water - to mix
Salt - as needed
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Raw peanuts - a handful
Curry leaves- 2 sprig
Oil for deep frying
Garlic - few flakes crushed with skin( optional)
Mix besan, rice flour, salt and chilli powder to a thick batter consistency with water. Should not be very thick or very light but of a pouring consistency.
Heat oil for deep frying. First fry raw peanuts till nice brown and crispy, remove and keep aside. In the same oil fry curry leaves till crisp. Remove and keep aside. In the same if adding garlic add and fry till crispy.
Next take a boondhi ladle/perforated ladle( which has holes) and keep it on top of hot oil a little higher so you can pour the batter and rub in such a way that tiny droplets fall into the hot oil. First take a ladle full of batter and pour on top of the boondhi ladle and immediately start to press down the batter with the ladle. You can see tiny droplets falling and bubbling. Repeat until the pan is full, do not over
crowd. Fry each batch till they are very crispy. Remove and drain. Mix with salt, fried peanuts, curry leaves and or garlic. Mix well and store in a airtight container. Remove and serve as needed.