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Khara Boondi Recipe

Khara Boondi is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 11 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 2 cups - besan (chick peas flour)
  • Orange food colour (optional)
  • Ghee or oil, to deep fry
  • 2 tbsp - Raisins
  • 2 tbsp - Cashew nuts
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • Some Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • How to Make Khara Boondi:

    1. Mix besan with water and make a thick batter as for pakoda or bhaji.
    2. Add colour (optional) and salt.
    3. Heat oil or ghee till moderately hot.
    4. Hold a large perforated ladle over the oil and pour some batter on it.
    5. Small drops of batter will fall into the oil and puff up like beads.
    6. Fry till they are just crisp.
    7. Drain on kitchen paper.
    8. Use up all the batter thus.
    9. Fry the raisins and cashew nuts in the same oil or ghee and add to the boondis.
    10. Heat 2-3 tbsps of oil, season with mustard, curry leaves, 1/2 tsp each of chilli and turmeric powders.
    11. Add to the boondi and mix well.


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