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Kara boondi recipe

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KARA BOONDI RECIPE
   Kara boondi recipe,with video,  a deep fried snack made using gram flour, generally mixed with South Indian Mixture too. I made for this diwali and wanted to post the recipe before that. I made this to put it in mixture. But somehow, i couldn’t get time to post this before diwali. Again i am making South Indian mixture for my in laws as i am visiting them shortly.  Now i am sharing the recipe of Kara boondi. This recipe came with a lot of tips to make perfect boondi. Please read the post completely and do try this at home. Check out my

INGREDIENTS – Yields 3 cups

BESAN | KADALAI MAAVU| GRAM FLOUR 1 CUP
RICE FLOUR 3 TBLSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
BAKING SODA A PINCH
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING
CURRY LEAVES FEW
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
CASHEW NUTS 7-8 NO(OPTIONAL)
PEANUTS FEW(OPTIONAL)

Video of how to make Kara boondi 

                    
METHOD:

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  • Combine both the flour in a bowl. Add salt, baking soda,asafoetida, and red chilli powder to this.
  • Pour 2 tblsp of hot oil to the flour mixture.
  • Add water to this to make this into a dosa batter consistency.
  • While adding water to the besan , first add a small amount of water and make it into a thick paste. The amount of water depends upon the texture of besan.
  • Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying.
  • To check whether the  consistency is right for the batter, take a spoon and with the back of the spoon mix the batter well and just hold it on the top of the hot oil.
  • If this forms a nice round ball then the consistency if perfect, else it gives a tail you need to add little extra water. Add 1 tblsp and check again.
  • If this forms a very thin roundels then the water is more, just add one tblsp of besan to this and check again.
  • Now the batter is ready for boondis.
  • You need 2 perforated ladle for making this. The ladle with small holes to make boondi and another one to take out the boondis from oil.
  • Pour a ladle of batter to the perforated ladle ,keeping the ladle on the top of the oil and  let the boondis falls into the oil.
  • Fry till the oil sound subsides. Then only we can get crispy boondis.
  • Take out from oil and drain it in a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat this for rest of the batter.
  • Wipe of the ladle every time when you pour the batter.
  • When it is done transfer everything to a wide bowl and deep fry the curry leaves , cashew nuts and peanuts(if adding) in the hot oil till the cashew turn into a nice golden brown color. Fry everything separately.
  • Mix well.
  • Transfer it to a air tight container.
  • Will post the mixture recipe soon. For more tips on making boondi visit my post on boondi ladoo.
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47 comments

Reshmi Mahesh November 13, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Wow…kara boondhi looks super…Lovely presentation…

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Torviewtoronto November 13, 2011 - 10:55 pm

yummy boondhi to snack looks wonderful

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Sandhya Hariharan November 13, 2011 - 11:15 pm

This is just soo much a beautiful click……

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DV November 14, 2011 - 12:41 am

Lip-smacking boondhis 🙂 Useful tips (like wipe ladle after everytime) Oh my stock of chivda mixture is over…Now, I want to make these again! 🙂

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Hamaree Rasoi November 14, 2011 - 1:21 am

Simply delicious and crispy looking Kara Boondhi.

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Treat and Trick November 14, 2011 - 2:04 am

Fantastic clicks and looks fabulous!

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Priti November 14, 2011 - 2:53 am

Love this and looks fab …well explained post …like all the tips

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Hari Chandana November 14, 2011 - 3:57 am

WOww… looks absolutely perfect.. awesome job dear 🙂
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Prathibha November 14, 2011 - 4:06 am

Home made boondi looks yummy dear..I love d fried kaju in it

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Prathima Rao November 14, 2011 - 4:12 am

Crispy, fresh & so tempting!!
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சிநேகிதி November 14, 2011 - 4:20 am

kara boondhi looks super…:-))

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Sravs November 14, 2011 - 4:22 am

Nice crunchy snack !! looks very tempting !!

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Sudha Sabarish November 14, 2011 - 5:08 am

My very favorite snack.I always like to have at any time during the day.

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Kaveri November 14, 2011 - 5:17 am

Yummy boondhis..we also made mixture for diwali…like your click

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RAKS KITCHEN November 14, 2011 - 6:03 am

Looks crisp, I love it a lot, long time since I made/had this 🙂

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Vardhini November 14, 2011 - 6:11 am

I am always scared to make this .. due to holding the ladle close to oil .. hopefully someday I will do it 🙂 .. looks yummy.

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Rekha shoban November 14, 2011 - 7:27 am

once i tried this boondhi…my hubby's favourite snack…having it with a cup of tea wow yummy combo!

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Sneh November 14, 2011 - 7:33 am

This looks fantastic. So crisp and the color is amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Chitra November 14, 2011 - 9:12 am

I made it for my doter recently. Gundu gundu karaboondhi , luks super 🙂

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Uma November 14, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Looks tempting. I love to eat this with hot cup os tea.

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julie November 14, 2011 - 4:52 pm

all time perfect muncher,loved it!!
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Laavanya November 14, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I LOVE karaboondhi… hope to try it sometime. Looks perfect Jeyashri

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Aarthi November 14, 2011 - 5:55 pm

YUMMO..This looks awesome..You have made perfectly dear..

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Priya November 14, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Send me a bowl,feel like munching some.

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ANU November 14, 2011 - 6:48 pm Reply
San November 14, 2011 - 8:14 pm

I would eat anything if kara boondis is served as side. Lovely prep jeyashri.

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divya November 14, 2011 - 9:25 pm

looks delicious… fabulous kara boondhi..

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aipi November 15, 2011 - 1:19 am

YUM YUM n YUM ~ so very delish n perfectly executed!
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Sensible Vegetarian November 15, 2011 - 1:21 am

Lovely lip smacking snack, love it anytime. Looks fantastic.

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Tina November 15, 2011 - 3:27 am

looks perfect…

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Nisha November 15, 2011 - 3:38 am

Yummy Boondi and very nice step by step procedure and useful tips too

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Premalatha Aravindhan November 15, 2011 - 4:36 am

I too prepared mixer for diwali,sleeping draft:)ur luks perfect and nice clicks…

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Sharmilee! :) November 15, 2011 - 4:45 am

Wow crispy and yummy snack

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Gayathri NG November 15, 2011 - 7:15 am

Luv kara boondhi looks crispy and crunchy…

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Sushma Mallya November 16, 2011 - 9:00 pm

wow simply feel like picking up tht bowl…..looks so good!

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Divya Vikram November 17, 2011 - 5:27 am

I can never stop munching on kara boondi. Delicious.

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Janani November 6, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Lovely click always been a big fan of ur site Jeyashri.

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sathu November 8, 2012 - 9:32 pm

just did it thk u came out crisp. happy diwali to jeyashri and ur family.
sathya.

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USHA January 29, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Thanks for sharing….tried your version of Kara boondhi,it has come out very well.

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Renuka Arumugam June 17, 2013 - 8:48 am

hi jeyashri thks for sharing this recipe. If we add curd to this karaboondi and can have it. it is also very nice.

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Akila Dilip December 20, 2015 - 8:50 am

Yummy one would love to try it

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pooja May 17, 2016 - 10:48 am

Hi jeyashri,I tried your recipe it came out very well.but i didnt get the crispiness of boondhi. Please guide me what to be done to get crispiness

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jeyashri suresh May 19, 2016 - 1:22 pm

The boondis must be taken from the oil bit earlier. Cook till the shh sounds subsides and then transfer it to a kitchen towel. When it is cool transfer it to a airtight sontainer. If it is hot and kept in the closed container it will loose its crispiness

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sandhya October 18, 2016 - 7:13 pm

Hi.. I wanted to try tis for Diwali.. Can v avoid baking soda or I there any substitute for it?? Pls let me know..

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jeyashri suresh October 19, 2016 - 10:11 pm

Hi if you avoid baking soda the boondis won't puff up well. I haven't tried without adding soda. If i make by this weekend will update you.

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Vidya Rao October 24, 2016 - 6:45 am

Hi jeyashri,
i tried boondhi yesterday. Most boondhi's came flat and only few puffed up. Any problem with the consistency of the batter? I used the steel strainer in the shape of a Cup instead of the perforated ladle. Could this be the reason

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jeyashri suresh October 24, 2016 - 1:43 pm

You need to use the perforated ladle else it won't turn out well

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