Monday, October 6, 2014

Kara Boondhi Recipe|diwali snacks

                                                             I just finished packing my dolls and putting them in their respective places and of course the godrej(steel) steps that had to dismantled. I am here with some diwali recipes. Kara Boondhi is a simple savoury (tea time snack) and easy to make.It is really
 thrilling to see the perfect little rounds coming out fried. Little care here and there, and I think you will get decent boondhis. I always refer to Meenkashi ammals cook book for traditional recipes and of course did the same for this recipe too.

You will Need

  • One cup of Gram flour
  • Half cup Rice flour
  • One tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Asafoetida
  • A pinch of Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Few Cashewnuts
  • One sprig of Curry Leaves
  • One tsp Ghee
  • Oil to Deep fry

How to
1.In a bowl mix gram flour,rice flour,salt,soda,asafoetida .
 2.Add water and make a batter like bajji mavu or dosa dough.
 3.Heat oil in a wide pan and put a drop of the dough to check if it is hot enough.
 4.Once it is hot enough keep it in medium flame and pour the dough on a laddle with holes keeping it above the oil in the pan.Press gently on circular motion.

 5.Fry the boondhis adjusting the heat and turning the boondhis for even cooking.
 6.Drain them in a paper towel.
 Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashewnuts till golden brown and add curry leaves.If you are adding peanuts, add at this stage before the curry leaves.
 Pour on the boondhis and mix well.check for salt and add salt and chilli powder if you require more.

This is a very easy diwali snack you can try making with small quantities if you are making for the first time.This boondhi is a main ingredient in making Mixture so worth a try !!!!!


  • Let the ladle with the holes be wide and big so that you can make more boondhis at one time.There are special ladles to make boondhi itself if you get that that would be great.
  • Some people add pepper powder instead of red chilli powder.You can fry the pepper powder in ghee and add it to the boondhis along with cashew nuts and peanuts.
  • If the batter is thick then you will get tear drop boondhis so add some water.
  • If the batter is watery then the boondhis would become flat so add some more flour.

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