Kamala's Corner

Karaboondhi

This crunchy and spicy snack item that is served with evening tea or coffee. Some folks also eat this with yoghurt (curd) rice.

Karaboondhi

Recipe rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

A snack item that is served with evening tea or coffee. Some folks also eat this with yoghurt (curd) rice.

Ingredients

  • Besan flour – 2 cups

  • Rice flour – 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafotida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda – two pinches

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Kesar colour – little

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Cashew nuts – few (optional)

  • Peanuts – 1/2 cup

  • Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves

  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • Heat Oil in a big kadai.
  • Mix besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, asafoetida powder, baking soda, kesar colour, salt and make a batter like dosa batter.
  • Using Boondi ladle, pour this batter little by little through the holed boondi lader in the hot oil.
  • Fry the boondies till crisp. Strain it and keep aside.
  • Finish all the batter and make boondi.
  • In a small kadai put two teaspoon of oil and fry the curry leaves, peanuts, cashew nuts and garlic crushed slightly. Add it to the karaboondhi. Sprinkle little chilli powder and salt on top of it.
  • Mix well and store it in an air tight container.
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