Spicy Boondi

29 Jan

Karam Boondi


Besan/ Senagapindi 2 cups
Water 1 -1 1/4 cup
Soda-bi-carb a small pinch
Oil for deep frying
Garlic Pods 4 small
Curry Leaves 10
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

In a bowl, mix besan, soda-bi-carb and water together into smooth batter without any lumps.

Heat oil in a wok on medium high heat.
Use a perforated spoon to shield the oil.
Pour the batter onto the perforated spoon one spoon at a time.
Make sure to tap the perforated spoon to let the batter fall through the holes.
Stop when the wok is filled with boondi, let them turn little crisp.
Remove the boondi onto absorbent paper with the help of a skimmer before they turn dark brown.
Repeat the process until all the besan batter is finished.

Heat oil in a pan, add garlic cloves.
When they start to change color, add curry leaves.
Remove from heat and cool it down.
In a mixing bowl, add the fried boondi, fried garlic cloves, curry leaves, red chilli powder and salt.
Mix thoroughly and serve.

Notes: Make sure the besan batter is on thinner side rather than on thicker side.

11 Responses to “Spicy Boondi”

  1. Mythreyee January 29, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    Looks very crispy and wonderful and thanks for the tip to make sure the batter should be a little thin.

  2. Happy Cook January 29, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Wow this indeed had to be delicious

  3. Asha January 29, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    When I tried to make these long time ago, they fell like little tubes into the oil instead of balls. Your’s look perfect. You are good at everything girl!:))

  4. Latha January 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    oh yumm Raji! Wish i lived close by to you 🙂 they look so good!

  5. Rajani January 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Picture perfect Raji, I have no words to describe… Boondi came out so perfectly round balls.

  6. Uma January 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Kara boondi is my favorite snack. Your recipe tempts me to make it. Nice pic.

  7. Siri January 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm #

    YummO – The best snack ever Anusha..:D

    ~ Siri


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