Khara Boondi (Savory Fried Balls)

Introduction: Khara Boondi (Savory Fried Balls)

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This is a savory snack which actually originated in Rajasthan which is a state in India. It is a snack and you can munch on it as and when you feel like. It is very simple to make yet delicious. The technique of making the boondi is fun. It involves pouring the batter over a slotted ladle to get the balls. Fascinating right!

Step 1: Ingredients

Serves - 6

Preparation Time - 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Garbanzo bean flour/ Chickpea flour/ Besan - 1 cup

Rice flour - ½ cup

Baking soda - 1 tiny pinch

Salt As needed

Coarse Pepper powder - 2 tsp (If you want it less spicy you can skip this)

Garlic 4 flakes

Cashew nuts - 6 - 8 (optional)

Ground nuts - 2 tbslp (optional)

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Tools:

Slotted Laddle

Laddle with rounded base or a spoon


Step 2: Dry Ingredients

Mix gram flour, rice flour, cooking soda and salt well (sieve if possible).

Step 3: Batter

Add water gradually to make a batter. It should be a smooth batter with no lumps.

Add red chilli powder and pepper powder at this stage.

The batter should be of texture such that it can flow through holes in the laddle smoothly.

Step 4: Deep Fry

Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. It should be on medium high.

Fry a drop of batter and test it in the oil.

If it immediately rises up then the oil is perfect for frying.

Pour one ladle of batter over the ladle with hole holding it just above the oil and spread it with spoon.

Deep fry till the balls are golden brown. Te ball will puff up.

Step 5: Serve

Transfer the boondi on an absorbent paper. Garnish it with curry leaves, ground nuts and cashew.

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    9 Discussions

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    abhimandeshpande
    abhimandeshpande

    5 years ago

    Quiet easy snacks.. yummmy great job bro

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    Passion Make
    Passion Make

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thank you :)

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    Cheese Queen
    Cheese Queen

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Mmm! Fried stuff. I have to try this!

    But what are ground nuts, and what can I substitute for them?

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    satoko68
    satoko68

    Reply 5 years ago

    I imagine ground almonds could be used, although I'm sure there are many other options.