Khara boondi is most traditional spicy snack in south. Prepared almost all the occasions and festivals. Easy to prepare the only thing need a special perforated ladle (Boondi ladle). Khara is a kannada / Tamil word. It means hot & spicy. Suitable to just snack with coffee / tea or have it as an accompaniment with rasam rice etc. I made this now becoz here the weather was getting colder everyday and its nice to have something spicy during the evenings with coffee!!
Frying Time : 15 - 20 Mins
Serves - 4
- Besan flour / Chickpea / Gram flour / Kadalemavu - 2 cups
- Rice flour / Arshimavu - 1/2 cup
- Baking powder - a pinch
- Salt to taste
- Red chilli powder - 1&1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder / manje - a pinch
- Asafoetida / hing / perangyam - a pinch
- Oil - 400 ml (to deep fry)
- Peanuts / Kadlekai - 1/2 cup
- Curry leaves - 1/4 cup
- Cashews - 2 tbsp
- Heat oil in a medium flame
- Sieve gram flour / kadalemavu
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl add enough water to make a thick batter
- Add Peanuts, Cashews, Curry leaves in hot oil, deep fry all one at a time and remove drain the paper towel and sprinkle salt and redchilli powder (very little) mix well and keep aside.
- Take a perforated ladle in a spoon fill the batter and press slowly in hot oil fry till golden color.
- Drain the paper towel and repeat the same procedure for next batch. Mix with peanuts, cashews curryleaves in a large bowl along with fried boondi mix well.
- Store in the airtight boxes.
- Serve with Coffee / Tea or serve with Rasam rice, Bisibelebath
Khara Boondi goes to Simplysensationalfood hosted by Nayana