|1.||Besan / chana flour / kadale hittu / gram flour 1 cup|
|2.||Cashew nuts, quantity as desired|
|3.||Groundnuts, quantity as desired|
|4.||Curry leaves 1-2
|5.||Red chili powder 1 teaspoon|
|6.||Hing / asafoetida few pinches|
|7.||Dry coconut, thin-long chops, quantity as desired|
|8.||Salt to taste|
|9.||Oil for deep frying|
oil in a kadai.
the besan to remove the lumps, so you can
make the batter easily.
chili powder, salt and hing water.
If hing is not in fine powder form, add 1/2-teaspoon of water to hing to make hing water, so it will mix well with the batter.
water and mix the besan mixture to make a
batter. It should
have a consistency similar to that of an idli batter.
When the oil becomes hot:
Hold the skimmer or jalari at a height of about 1-and-1/2 feet above the kadai.
Pour a ladle of batter slowly in a circular pattern into the boondi skimmer.
You have to maintain the above said height between the kadai and the skimmer to ensure the boondi does not form tails.
After the raw boondi color changes slightly, remove the boondi from the oil.
Wait till the oil becomes hot.
Add fried boondi to the oil.
Fry till the boondi color changes to golden brown.
You need to fry the boondi twice to maintain the crispiness of the boondi for more time.
Remove the boondi and place these on the paper towels to remove excess oil.
Steps 5 and 6 till all the
batter is used.
the flame to low.
Fry cashews till these turn to light golden brown.
copra chops till these turn to light golden
As copra will burn quickly, keep a close watch on it as you fry and remove as soon as it starts to turn light golden brown
the curry leaves till these splutter.
groundnuts till these crackle.
all the ingredients to the boondi.
boondi is ready.
|TIPS||Kara Boondi Recipe|
|1.||To reduce the spurting of oil, when
the raw boondi drops from the skimmer into the oil:
Ensure there is a gap of at least 2-3 inches between the oil surface and the rim of the kadai.
|2.||Fry the boondi always on a high flame to prevent the boondis getting tails or becoming flat.|
|3.||Clean the boondi skimmer after each batch, so the boondi drops will fall properly.|