Boondi mouth watering snack ,prepared with chickpea flour.A variety of snacks can be made with boondi like boondi laddu ,Khara boondi,mixture,raita etc.This is the first time I've made an attempt to make boondi at home ,I did not had proper laddle for preparing so they are not uniform in shape.Preparing the batter to the right consistency is very important for round perfect boondi.

Chickpea/Besan flour - 2 cups
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1tsp(optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - to fry
Water - to mix the batter
1.Take a bowl add chickpea flour ,rice flour,salt,red chili powder,cumin powder(if you don't have cumin powder you can soak crushed cumin seeds in water and add water).Mix it nicely until salt & red chili powder blends with besan powder completely.
2.Start adding water slowly and make sure there are no lumps in the batter.Now add little more water and make sure its not very thick ,if the batter is thick the boondi will be solid ,it will not be transparent.If its too watery add more besan powder.
3.Heat oil ,take boondi laddle (if you don't have one you can use any colader(a bowl with holes to stain rice or veggies) which has holes to it )or you can use regular stainer which we use when making vadas and place it over the oil kadai and pour the batter on the laddle it drops from the holes into the oil ,fry the boondi until golden brown and put them on tissue paper.
4.Repeat the process until the batter is complete.If you want to make khara boondi in the same oil fry some curry leaves and peanuts switch off the heat.Add peanuts,curry leaves ,crushes garlic,salt,red chili powder to boondi and mix well when its hot.
Store it in an air tight container once it cools down.

Note:Add little water first and check with a spoon if the batter is watery enough to make perfect boondi,if the batter is too watery the boondi will have small holes and absorbs lot of oil.If you are making boondi laddu then fry the boondi on medium low flame and don't fry until its golden brown as it gets crispy.


Yum..they look crispy n crunchy..

US Masala

February 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

perfect and crispy boondi dear... yum :)

February 16, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

yum yum kids love it alot!

February 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM  

Wow...looks delicious and crispy...

February 16, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

Boondi looks crunchy delicious.

February 17, 2011 at 12:18 AM  

Crunchy munchy snacks,love it..

February 17, 2011 at 3:28 AM  

Nice one to munch at tea time.

February 17, 2011 at 5:46 AM  

Boondi looks nice and u have a nice space.Thanks for visiting my blog

February 18, 2011 at 12:10 AM  

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