Website of the Year India 2015

Khara Bhoondi Recipe

Khara Bhoondi is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - gram flour
  • Pinch soda bicarb
  • 1 tsp - hot oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 stalk - Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 2-3 pinches - Turmeric
  • 3 pinches - citric acid, powdered
  • 1 tbsp - broken Cashewnut pieces
  • How to Make Khara Bhoondi:

    1. Sift flour, salt and soda in a bowl. Add enough water to make a thick batter. Add hot oil and mix.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan till smoky.
    3. Hold flat perforated spoon over oil and pour some batter.
    4. Tap edge of spoon to drop in droplets of batter.
    5. Hold spoon in centre, the boondi will move to the sides.
    6. Sweep back the remaining batter into the bowl.
    7. With another perforated spoon, move around boondi for even frying.
    8. When crisp and whitish remove from oil, drain on kitchen paper.
    9. Clean spoon and wipe dry for the next round.
    10. When all the batter has been used, add cashew to oil.
    11. Fry to a light golden, drain and add to boondi.
    12. Hold stalk of leaves with tongs and dip into oil.
    13. When bright and crisp, remove, cool and crush lightly. Add to boondi.
    14. Sprinkle salt, citric acid, turmeric and chilli powder over boondi.
    15. Mix well with both hands. Check for taste.
    16. Cool before storing in glass jars.


    Bawarchi of the Week

    Shruti J

    Shruti J

    Shruti J has always been a food lover, but a break in her professional career gave her a chance to take a plunge into the fascinating culinary world. Shruti loves adapting recipes, adding her own 'SJ Element' to it and taking it to a whole new level.

    know more