Khara Boondi

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 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

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

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