Friday, November 09, 2012

How to make Kara Boondhi at home ? / Kara Boondhi Recipe / Diwali Snacks Recipes

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Kara  Boondhi  is a quite addictive spicy snack, prepared in almost every home during festival days like Diwali.  In Tamil “Kara means spicy and “ boondhi “ means drops. 
This fried snack is made from beasan flour & is very easy and quick to prpare. 
We need a special boondhi Ladle for making this Boodhi, which is available in Indian stores.
This is everyone’s favorite at our home now and it’s a perfect munch duing this chill winter time
Try this spicy and rich taste of  Kara  boondhi  recipe ..:)
Check out the Diwali Sweets & Savories recipes here.
·         Besan flour                        - 1 cup
·         Rice flour                           - 2 tbsp
·         Hing                                  - a pinch
·         Baking soda                        - ¼ tsp
.    Turmeric pwd                       - a pinch
·         Red chilly pwd                    - 1 ½ tsp
·         Oil                                     - For deep frying
·         Peanuts                             - 2 to 3 tbsp
·         Cashewnuts broken            - 2 tbsp
·         Curry leaves                        - 8 to10
·         Salt to taste
1.     In a wide bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, hing, baking soda, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and salt.
2.     Add water and make it to batter of thick consistency.
3.     The batter should not be very thick or very light,  but of a pouring consistency.
4.     Add a tsp of oil and keep the batter aside for 20 minutes.
5.     Now heat oil for deep frying.
6.     First fry peanuts, cashew and curry leaves to crisp and keep aside.
7.     Now take a  boondhi ladle,  ( perforated ladle ),  which has holes in it.
8.     Keep the ladle on top of the hot oil , a little higher,
9.     Now pour a ladle full of batter in the  Boondhi  Ladle.
10.  Tap gently or press the batter down gently.with the ladle.
11.  You can see tiny droplets of batter falling down in hot oil and bubbling.
12.  Take care not to overcrowd the oil – there should be exactly one layer of boondhis per time, else the boondhis form a sticky , clumpy mess.
13.  Keep the flame in low medium and turn over to cook on both sides evenly.
14.  Once it turns crisp and golden brown, drain in tissue paper.
15.  Repeat the same for the remaining batter as well.
16.  Take a mixing bowl, add the prepared boondhis, 1 tsp red chilly pwd , salt and roasted cashews, peanuts and curry leaves.
17.  Mix everything together.
18.  Kara Boondi is ready..!
19.  Store in an air-tight container.
20.  This delicious snack can be had anytime or with coffee.
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  • The consistency of the batter is very important. First you take few drops of batter in a spoon, drop it in hot oil and check if it puffs out to perfect rounds. 
  • If the batter is too thick, the boondhis will come up with tail. You can add little more water.
  • If the batter is watery, the boondhis will come up flat. You can add little more gram flour and make the batter,  thick.
  •  Addition of baking soda, helps to get crisp Boondhis.
Other Interesting Snack Recipes:
·         Diwali Snacks & Savories
·         Thattai
·         MasalaKara Sev
·         OmaPodi
·         SpicyDiamond Cuts
·         ButterMurukku


  1. Nice and delicious Boondi.. Love it.. :)

  2. Addictive boondhis,simply love to munch anytime.Loving your diwalis sweets and savouries Jay.

  3. Nice one Jay. Happy diwali

  4. wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

  5. simple and amazing! I am so totally going to make this for Diwali.

  6. Looks fun to make! I love Diwali snack :)

  7. what an interesting snack. It looks delicious! :)

  8. so much fun to make!!! love the cute boondis!!!

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  9. TH s favorite and i love dunking boondis in curd and devouring them.. yours look like the store bought ones Jay.. great job

  10. How nicely you have made to have them with tea..

  11. Crispy and ready to munch...Pass the plate cruel Jay..

  12. Send me a bowl of this mixture please, they look totally delicious.

  13. Delicious, spicy mix. I love it

  14. Crisp, spicy & fresh!! Nicely presented Jay, happy diwali to u..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. crispy and yummy kara boondhi

  16. Nice and crispy boondhis dear :) Very well explained too!!
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  17. Me parece muy interesante esta receta ^.^ Besos!

  18. I love the spices...addictive indeed!

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  20. I have never tried to make this at home. Yours look so perfect. Good tip that we should not crowd the boondi while frying and it should be not more than a single layer at a time...Will follow these tips :)

  21. The 2nd & 3rd tips are really I will be trying this first time , these will help me to check whether the batter is ready or not..

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  22. OMG they look spectacular. First time here. Happy to be a part of ur space.


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