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Kara Boondi

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A deep-fried savoury snack popular in South India & made during festivals and occasions
Kara Boondi

Kara Boondi is a simple, tasty and crunchy South Indian snack. It is like a mixture and is a popular any occasion snack. Traditionally this is made during festivals like Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi or Navratri.

Kara Boondi

Kara Boondi
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Kara Boondi Recipe

A deep-fried savoury snack popular in South India & made during festivals and occasions
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients for Kara Boondi

  • 4 cup Bengal Gram Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nuts chopped and roasted
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts chopped and roasted
  • 1 bunch Curry Leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • for deep frying Oil
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Kara Boondi

  • Mix Bengal gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Dilute them in water and obtain a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Pour the batter through boondi plates holding it 3 to 4 inches above the oil.
  • Deep fry in batches of small balls.
  • When it turns golden yellow in colour, remove it from oil.
  • Mix peanuts, cashew nuts and curry leaves with the kara boondi.

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Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan is a South Indian by birth who learnt cooking at a very young age. Mother of 3, she takes pride in cooking various South Indian traditional meals for the family to enjoy. She has been cooking for the last 35 years.

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