Sunday, June 26, 2016

Khaara Boondi

Recipe in Suma's words. Thanks Suma for sharing.

Tried preparing khaara boondifor the first time and came out really well.... Satish's grandmother was a great cook and used to prepare this when they went to their native place for summer vacations. He always remembers her when he has it, so just gave it a try and it turned out to be a hit. Even an amateur cook can try this recipe...Sorry if I have bored u with the story.

1 cup of besan/ chana dal flour
Two teaspoons of rice flour (optional)
Salt to taste
2 tsp red chilli powder
Hing/asafoetida- a pinch
Cooking oil for frying.

How to prepare:
Mix the above ingredients with water to make a thick batter. Use two ladles for this -one to spread the mixture and another to remove. For a test batch put small amount of flour in heated cooking oil. The oil shouldn't emanate smoke. If it does, reduce heat and wait for the temperature of the oil to go down. Round balls have to be formed, or else, add some more flour. Fry each batch till golden brown and crispy.

Finally, to decorate, once u turn of the gas, in the same hot ladle put a handful each of groundnuts, cashews, curry leaves, chopped/garlic cloves and roast them a bit. Then,  spread them over the boondi mixture.