Monday 21 October 2013

Kara Boondi/Bhoondhi – Easy Diwali Snacks

Hello Friends,
Diwali is round the corner and I think all of you must be very busy planning to make traditional, authentic sweets and snacks at home. I still remember those days when we were kids, my mom starts the Diwali sweets & snacks 4-5 days ahead and it is really fun. Since we were four kids my mom used to make huge batches of Murukkus, Ribbon pakodas, Oma podi, kara sev etc, but we used to finish it off so fast. Anyway friends today I prepared Kara Boondi for my kids and I am sharing it with you all. Check out other Diwali Sweets & Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Kara Boondi with step by step photos…

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Ragi Murukku

Besan Flour/Kadalai Maavu/Gram Flour
1 cup
2 tbsp
Red chilli powder
½ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
As needed
As needed to make batter
For deep frying
Cashew nuts
Curry leaves
Garlic cloves
2-3 cloves crushed [optional]
Black Pepper powder
1 tsp [adjust to taste]
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Sift the besan flour and rice flour. Now mix together besan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt really well.

Slowly add water and make batter, it should not be too thick or too thin.

Heat oil in a kadai for frying the boondis. Add few drops of batter to check the consistency, if it drops perfect rounds then the consistency of the batter is perfect.

Use the big sarani karandi [ladle with holes] to make boondis. You will need two slotted ladles, one to pour batter over and another to scoop out the cooked ones. With another deep ladle pour the batter on the sarani karandi [ladle with holes], by holding it just above the oil and spread it.

As soon as the “Shh” sound stops use another slotted ladle and drain it on a paper towel.

Before starting the next batch of boondi, wipe off the batter from the slotted ladle [sarani karandi] and then continue to make boondis.

Similarly finish making the boondis with rest of the batter.

Finally fry the cashewnuts, peanuts, garlic cloves, curry leaves in the same oil and add it to the boondis.

Add the black pepper powder, little salt to the boondis and mix them well.

Delicious crispy and crunchy Kara Boondi is ready to be enjoyed.

  • When making the batter, be very careful in adding the water.
  • When checking the consistency of the batter, if the drops of batter forms balls with a tail, then add little more water. If by mistake the water becomes watery, then add 1 tbsp of besan flour.
  • Finally I have added 1 tsp of black pepper powder, you can replace it by add 1 tsp of red chilli powder.
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  1. wow, it has come out perfect...

  2. முத்து முத்தாக பூந்தி பார்க்கவே நாவூறுது..சூப்பரா இருக்கு!!

  3. Love the beautiful round shaped boondi.. Perfect diwali snacks

  4. Perfectly done kara bhoodi :) love the neat explanation

  5. Lovely round bhoondi priya.I tried it one time ,but may be the laddle was not good.

  6. This is my all time favorite,looks perfect,love the color

  7. Just need a cup of hot tea to munch these crispy pearls.

  8. any time is boondi time. its been whole week you have visited me, come soon .

  9. கரகரப்பான காராபூந்திக்கு ஜே ! வாயில் போட்டாலே கரைந்து விடுவது போல செய்து படத்தில் காட்டியுள்ள மேடத்திற்கு ஜே ஜே !! பாராட்டுக்கள். வாழ்த்துகள்.

  10. wow.. bliss indeed.. :) lots of uses of preparing boondi at home.. Boondi raita.. sweets out of it.. n also this lovely snack to munch

  11. fabulous looking boodhi...tempting clicks....nice snack for diwali...

  12. Crispy Boondi.. came out very well...

  13. Looks perfect.Thanks for linking it to Gayathri's WTML Event.

  14. Perfectly done, looks very nice.

  15. Yummy karaboondhi! My favorite snack...very well made!

  16. fantastic kara bhoondi priya so perfectly made :) looks so tempting !! love this crunchy balls any time !!

  17. superb priya,perfect crispy boondi

  18. Yummy and crunchy snack Priya.. Looks crispy :-)

  19. We usually buy it but now that your recipe has come along, its change of plan for a crispy and aromatic home made boondi,

  20. I love this boondi. Lovely snacks to munch.

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  21. if u pass whole i vl complete on one day..dying for this.v dont have this flour here...PRIYA.ur killing.

  22. Great article Lot's of information to Read...Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks Diwali Messages 2019


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