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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kara Boondi Recipe - Kara Boondhi - How to make Boondi

Kara Boondi
I very badly wanted to try boondi ladoo this year atleast, but somehow my fear for it has not yet reduced so decided to give kara boondhi a try first and luckily it turned out great. The preparation of kara boondi is very easy except for the batter consistency as it will lead to boondhis with tails if the batter consistency is not perfect. Now that I've tried kara boondi now am confident to give boondi ladoo a try :)
Kara Boondi Recipe

Kara Boondi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 2.5 cups
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan Flour (Kadalaimaavu) - 1 cup
Rice Flour(Idiyappam flour) - 2 tbsps
Hing - a generous pinch
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Cashewnuts - 1 tbsp broken
Oil - 2 tsp + for deep frying
Peanuts - 4 tbsp
Salt - to taste


  1. We need 2 laddles for making boondhi : one for making the boondhis and another for draining them from oil. In a mixing bowl - add besan flour, rice flour, hing, 1 tsp red chilli powder and required salt. First add little water to make a thick paste.
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  2. Then add more water little by little to form a flowing batter, then add the 2 tsp oil(this is ensure pouring the batter smoothly).Here is where we need to be very careful. If the batter consistency is not perfect the balls will not be round and it will have tails.
    To check if the batter is in correct consistency : First take a spoon and dip the backside of the spoon into batter and hold it on top of the preheated oil. If it drops as perfect rounds then the batter is perfect.
    How to make kara boondi - Step2
  3. Turn over to cook on both sides evenly.Once it turns golden brown and the shh sound ceases take it out from oil and drain in tissue.Do this for the remaining batter as well.
    How to make kara boondi - Step3
  4. Finally fry peanuts, cashews and curry leaves until crisp, set aside. In a mixing bowl - add the prepared boondhis, 1 tsp red chilli powder, curry leaves, cashews and peanuts and salt if needed. Toss them to combine.
    How to make kara boondi - Step4
Store in an airtight container and enjoy munching the snack!
Kara Boondhi Recipe

My Notes:

  • Batter consistency is very important to get perfect round boondis.So be very careful while adding water.
  • When we drop the batter with the back of the spoon and If it drops and forms balls with a tail - then add little more water to make it runny. Do the same spoon test. Once the batter is ready take a laddle full of batter and add it to the perforated laddle. Let it fall down by itself else tap it or using the same laddle used for pouring just spread it as shown in the below pic so that it drops down.
  • If the balls formed are very light and thin then the batter is very runny so you can add 1 tbsp of besan.
  • Just tap the perforated laddle for the batter to drop as rounds by itself else spread it with another laddle.
Kara Boondhi Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Wowwwwww... looks simply awesome.. perfectly done :)

  2. cute cute boondhis...absolutely awesome..

  3. HI sharmi, thank you for this recipe!!! I will definitely try this for Diwali this time.Last time I tried Mysore pak from your blog and it turned out really well. Btw, please have a re-look at the My Notes section.

  4. Super tempting kara boondhis, perfectly done

  5. super crunchy and cute boondhis.. I posted the same today

  6. Very tempting snack, looks super yummy

  7. Perfectly made boondhi.. Crunchy and very inviting!!

  8. Crunchy boondies.... U can even try making my fav ladoos as the shape of boondi is perfect.

  9. thanks for the tips :) mine was floppy wll give a try again !


  10. Wow...sharmi!thats so mouth watering....But,Do you have any tips how to do without the big laddle?

    I don't have one and don't get it where i live:(!!!

  11. @Bhavani : You can try with the small laddle itself but am not sure whether we can get perfect round boondis using that....

  12. Bhoondhi looks so crispy and yummy Sharmi

  13. this is indeed a feat to achieve

  14. chance illa...super n perfect kaara boondhi...lovely pics n presentation...
    will follow ur tips for sure...thanks for sharing!
    really U r my inspiration, after seeing your diwali recipes n presentation i too wanted to give life to my space with diwali recipes, so am back today...thanks!!!

  15. Crunchy munchy boondis, wish i get a bowl.

  16. Perfectly done spicy boondis with super clicks!!!
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  17. Wow, for the first attempt its perfect!

  18. Never made this at home. Looks perfect and very tempting snack.

  19. Boondhi looks perfect. I love kara boondhi with curd rice.

  20. Lovely pics! And the Boondis look so perfect.
    Happy Diwali to you!

  21. You make it all look amazing through your camera. Loved the recipe and pictures. Perfect for adding deliciousness to my diwali food platter.

  22. you got perfect boondhi's!! Lovely and perfect texture! so waiting to see laddu:)

  23. Simple yet perfect. I luv every thing abt ur blog dar. New here and happy to be a part of it.


  24. Amazing effort put in by you Sharmi. Not easy at all. Beautiful!

  25. I too made it, I love it a lot. Lovely pictures, what a clarity in it! Amazing!

  26. I too made this lovely snack!! cute boondis!!! love the pictures!!
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  27. Nice recipe.. I dont have that pored laddle.. How can I make boondi without tat? Suggest me..

  28. @Vidhya : You can use two jalli karandis(the ones which has holes in it) but if you ask even without that type of laddle then its not possible to make boondis.

  29. Wowieee... Inspired.am trying this fr diwali.tnx a bunch

  30. Good recipe . Love to make it.Can you please let me know the approx amount of water for the above ingredients you mentioned,It helps a lot for a beginner like me who want to try it . Thanks in advance for your timely comments.

    1. I added little by little so measuring was not possible and also that was the first time I experimented....so next time when I make will try to measure the water quantity and update it here.

    2. Hi Sharmilee,
      Just now tried the recipe ,it came out well.The narration for consistency was very easy for a perfect Kara Boondi.Thanks for the recipe.


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