Spicy boondi or kara boondi is one of the easiest snacks to be prepared with the staple ingredients readily available at home.Sweet boondis are my all time favorite which i prepare occasionally at home and serve after a lip-smacking south indian lunch. Boondi preparation is a litte bit tricky part in this recipe. .The batter should be in perfect consistency and at the same time oil shouldn’t extremely hot since that wouldn’t give us the perfect round shaped boondis.

This tea time snack is mainly prepared during festival seasons , especially during Diwali.Besan is the key ingredient required for this recipe.Spicy and crispy Kara boondis are the right choice to much along with a hot cup of tea compared any store bought snacks .


Besan- 1 cup

Water -1 cup

Rice flour-3 tbsp

Turmeric powder -1/4th tsp

Chilli powder -1 tsp

Asafoetida-1/4th tsp

Baking soda-1/4th tsp


Oil for deep frying


Curry leaves -1 sprig

Dry red chillies-4-5

Garlic cloves -5-6

Peanuts -2 tbsp


  • In a mixing bowl add besan, rice flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder and asafoetida, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour water gradually and mix the batter really well until it forms into smooth and lump free mitxture. Batter should be in a perfect flowing consistency ,it shouldn’t be too thick or too thin either.
  • In a kadai ,heat enough oil for deep frying boondis.
  • Take a regular ladle with holes or boodi ladle ,pour one big spoon of batter through the ladle and gently spread it . Let the boondi droplets fall into oil.
  • Fry for a while ,Once you see boondis turn into golden and crispy , transfer into an oil absorbing paper.
  • Prepare all boondis in batches till the batter is over.
  • For tempering ,Fry some curry leaves ,dry red chillies ,garlic ,peanuts etc. and mix it along with boondis.
  • Crispy and crunchy kara boondis are ready to enjoy.


Take a mixing bowl and add besan, rice flour, turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,asafoetida, salt and baking soda.

Add 1 cup of water and make a smooth batter without any lumps.
Mix well and make a smooth batter.
Heat oil for deep frying .Pour some batter in a ladle with holes.
fry them till they become crispy and golden in colour.
Perfect round shaped boondis.
Add some fried curry leaves, dry red chillies, garlic cloves, peanuts etc.
Crispy and crunchy kara boondi !!!!!!



Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at beenasrecipes@gmail.com. Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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