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Kara Boondi Mixture | Namkeen Boondi - Dry Snack

A delicious & addictive South Indian tea-time snack that's loved by all. This vegan & super crunchy snack is made of chickpea flour mainly on festive days.
Course Snack
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Slotted ladle or Boondi Jhara

Ingredients

For the Boondi

For the tempering

Instructions

For the Boondi

  • In a mixing bowl, add besan/chickpea flour, chilly powder/paprika, asafoetida, salt and oil.
  • Add water to it gradually and using a whisk, mix it together ensuring there are no lumps formed. The batter should be thicker but of flowing consistency.
  • Meanwhile, prepare oil for frying.
  • Place the ladle over the frying pan once the oil is hot enough and then pour a spoonful of the batter over it. You will notice the batter slipping out of the slots and falling into the hot oil. That is what you need.
  • Tap the ladle lightly if needed. You can also press the batter with a spoon but be careful to not crowd the frying pan as that will make the boondi lumpy. Keep repeating these steps this till you finish all the batter.
  • Once you have exhausted the batter, transfer the fried boondi to a mixing bowl.

For the tempering

  • Prepare a tempering by frying curry leaves and peanuts in this oil.
  • Pour this over the boondi mixture and give it a good mix.
  • Adjust salt and chilly powder as per your taste. Kara Boondi Mixture is ready.
  • Store in an airtight container and enjoy this dry vegan snack anytime of the day.

Notes

Ensure that there are no lumps formed in the batter. The batter should be thicker but of flowing consistency. 
While frying, tap the ladle lightly if needed. You can also press the batter with a spoon but be careful to not crowd the frying pan as that will make the boondi lumpy. 
If the batter does not fall easily, dilute it by adding little water to it. But be careful to not thin the batter.
Adjust salt and chilly powder as per your taste.
Kara Boondi Mixture is ready.
Store in an airtight container.