Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kaara Boondhi | Diwali Special

I had tried making Kaara Boondhi few years back and it came out very greasy. I guess it is because, my batter was too watery. This time, I mixed the batter to the right consistency and fried it till golden brown and it came out great. We are enjoying this nice spicy Boondhis with Ladoos for this Diwali.

Refer to my Boondhi Ladoo Recipe for pictorial illustrations on the batter consistency and boondhi preparation.


Besan Flour- 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt - as needed
Rice Flour - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon or more
Asafotida - a generous pinch
Oil - to deep fry

Cashew Nuts, peanuts - 1/4 th cup
Curry leaves - few

  1. Prepare the batter for the boondhi with the ingredients mentioned. Add little water at a time. My besan flour required approximately 1 cup of water. It really depends on the texture of the besan floor you use. So add water till you get a thick dosa batter consistency. (Refer to the batter consistency picture in my boondhi laddo recipe)
  2. Heat oil in a wide frying pan. Pour a spoon full(I used a kuli karandi) of batter in a perforated laddle and let the batter pass through the perforations by moving the spoon in a circular motion. Fry till golden brown.
  3. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. You should wipe the perforated spoon clean before starting each batch of frying. Otherwise the perforations will be covered with batter from the previous batch and you will not get good shaped boondhis.
  4. In the same oil fry cashews, peanuts and curry leaves seperately and mix it with the boondhi.
  5. Store them in air tight containers after they cool down.
I am sending this entry to the following events

Diwali Special - Sweets & Savories event by Radhika
Serve It - Festival Potluck event by Denny & Krithi
My Diwali My way event by Khushi
Diwali - Festival of Lights event by Anu


    1. Tempting Kara Boondi Dear.Luv the recipe 2.Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Memorable Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

    2. Superb. Looks really tempting. Happy Diwali to you and your family!

      My Kitchen Experiments

    3. Kaara Boondi looks tempting! Happy Diwali to you and family!

    4. Kaara boondi looks so tempting and amazingly delicious. Lovely preparation.
      Also a Very Happy Diwali to you and your dear ones.

      Hamaree Rasoi

    5. looks delicious and so tempting snack ........

    6. Lovely one. A very Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

    7. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
      A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

    8. happy Diwali to you and your family...Boondi looks yummy....

    9. SUch mouthwatering boondi!!!! A perfect diwlai snack :) Happy diwali to u & ur family :))
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    10. Thanks for visiting my space,glad to follow you dear.Your boondhi looks so tempting.

    11. Yumm, excellent crunchy munchy boondhis..

    12. looks delicious n so tempting..Belated Diwali wishes..

    13. Irresistible mixture...Can snack on them any time



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