Saturday, May 14, 2011

Boondi-Kara Boondi Recipe-How to prepare Boondi

Boondi is a fried snack made from chick pea flour or besan. You need a special boondi ladle for making boondi which is easily available in India. You can make raita, chaat, laddu and even gravy using boondi. Kara Boondi is a savory version of boondi which can be had as such or can be used to prepare boondi raita, chaat or the famous South Indian mixture.

BoondiHow to make Boondi -Kara Boondhi recipe

Ingredients needed

Bengal Gram flour/Besan -1 cup (kadalai mavu)
Ghee/clarified butter -2 tsp
Oil for deep frying boondis
Salt and chilli powder to taste


Take besan/chick pea flour in a bowl, add 2 tsp ghee, needed salt and chilli powder.

First add little water and mix it well without lumps.Then add more water little by little and make a slightly thin batter.The batter should neither be very thin nor thick.The consistency should be that of dosa batter. (see picture below)

kara boondi
Heat oil, then take the boondi ladle and pour a little batter on the ladle. The batter will fall through the holes into the hot oil. (See picture below)

Fry the balls till golden brown and drain it on a paper towel.

boondi recipe-How to make boondiAfter it cools, store it in an air tight container. It will stay fresh for a week.


Instead of adding salt and chilli powder in the batter, you can even sprinkle it on the fried boondis, mix it well and then store it.

More Snack recipes

Murukku recipe (using wet grinder)


Medu Vada

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Home made boondi looks wow..this will make any raita even more tasty.

  2. Easy to make and can be used in many dishes...

  3. I love kara boondi with Bisibella bath...a staple in my office canteen!!!! Never tried at home...this looks easy enuf!!!

  4. aaah- one more fav fried snack- yum !

  5. Hey, this is a very useful recipe. Thanks for sharing. But I don't know where I will find a boondi ladle here.

  6. hey say was a nice tip....gr8 going Padhu

  7. Boondhi looks perfect padhu. I love any time to have them.

  8. Love the boondi...Love the colors...

    Is it edible veg. that you had kept beside the bhoodi tray in pic 1....

  9. nothing can beat our desi snacks like this. wow would be gr8 with a cup of hot coffee / tea

  10. love this a lot....
    looks perfect dear :)

  11. Thank you for the photos. I think, now I know the correct consistency of the batter to make the boondis right. :-)

  12. Lovely this in dahi n I even love sweet boondi laddu too..

  13. Very well explained...Thx to u i can now make these delicious crunchy boondis at home!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. Never tried homemade your post on this. Will try soon.
    Try and take part in my blog event"village special"

  15. Crispy lil ones favorite.

  16. Love boondi,looks crispy and yummy

  17. Hi Padhu,
    Some awards are waiting for you at my space, so plz drop by my blog and collect the, as you deserve it..

    You might have received many awards but I can't stop you passing as you are maintaining such a wonderful space..


  18. Crispy boondis looks soo crispy and prefect, love it..

  19. I'm such a big lover of Boondi Laddoos and this recipe would be of great help...thanks a ton, dear! :) The boondi looks just perfect... :)

  20. Love boondi anytime !! urs came so perfect and looks so yummy !!

  21. Looks so crispy and yummy!

  22. Boondies looks crispy and yummy.

  23. This is the best, wow they look great, wanted to try a long time..great recipe!


Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.