31 KARA BOONDHI

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
Athai.


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.


31 comments/Reactions:

aipi said...

Whoo...pass me that platter please..that is way too tempting :)


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Priti said...

Hmm would love to have that platter..looks so gud

The Foodie said...

This is looking so good..would like to grab that plate along with a hot cup of tea.

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmm! lovely crispy kara boondis I am so tempted to grab the whole plate.

Priya said...

Am an addict to these deepfried beauties, tempting..

divya said...

The boondhi looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

Torviewtoronto said...

this would be perfect for snacking

kothiyavunu.com said...

Awesome munchies..feel like finishing that plate!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Wow love that plate.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

i can finish it off in no time while watching a movie..
Have a nice weekend Padma
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

harini-jaya said...

boondi is so tempting..luv to have it in raita!!

Smitha said...

best snack ...always good to have a dabba full at home...looks delish!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Every day for lunch/dinner, my son likes nothing but this boondi and yogurt mixed together. I love it too :)

Krithika Srinivasan said...

Hi Padma! Thank you for your comments on my blog! Your blog is awesome! Good work! Keep it up! Will definitely try out some of your recipes sooner or later! Do keep in touch.

Nandini said...

My favourite snack. Looks very crunchy.

Sushma Mallya said...

My fav looks lovely Padma:)

Kannan said...

Good recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Crunchy and delicious! Love to have them anytime.....

Cham said...

We can munch this one all day! Looks perfect!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. crunchy muchie... Long time since I have had this...

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Swathi said...

Khara boondhi looks delicious.

Sangi said...

really tempting pic... wanna have some boondi now.. :)

Archana said...

Lovely recipe Padma. Thanks for sharing.

Foodie Ann said...

I love boondhi's I used to pick boondhi's out of the spicy mixture and eat it....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I wanted to try this for so long time,yours looks so perfect!

Abhilash Pillai said...

I started drinking coffee at office and plan to stop it soon. however I can have this anytime though no coffee. :)

Mom Chef said...

Great one Padma :) Looks delicious...

Mom Chef said...

Great one Padma :) Looks delicious...

cheers,
Mom Chef
http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com

Sarah Naveen said...

that looks so yummy!!

Anu Nandu said...

Love the perfectly shaped boondhi! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

It is all good but never over heat the oil (smoky oil) and keep the flame moderate so that the boondi does not get dark and discoloured. Always remember as rule of thumb that most of the frying items are to be fried in a medium flame.

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