May 042020
Kara Boonthi/Masala Boonthi

Kara Boonthi/Masala Boonthi is a simple fried snack. It is one of the popular festive snacks in south India for all special occasions, especially for Diwali. It is a crispy & little spicy recipe. It is an excellent and easy snack recipe to make within a few mins and it goes well with coffee or tea. Come!! I will share with you the step by step method of making crispy spicy Kara Boonthi in a simple way.

Kara Boonthi/Masala Boonthi

Bhuvana Devi
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • Rice flour- 2tbsp
  • Besan flour – 1 ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Chili powder-1tsp
  • Salt to taste.
  • Baking soda small pinch
  • Curry leaves cashews (few)
  • Pepper powder optional

Instructions
 

  • Take 1 ½ cup of besan flour in a bowl.
  • Add 2tbsp of Rice flour ½ tsp turmeric powder,1tsp chilli powder, a pinch of baking soda, salt to taste, Mix well.
  • Add water slowly and mix well.
  • Prepare a batter in little watery consistency. ( batter should not be too thin nor too thick)).
  • Turn on the flame, Take a pan and add enough cooking oil to deep fry.
  • Take perforated spoon &Gently pour the batter on the perforated spoon/ jalli karandi.
  • Batter drops down through the holes into the oil.
  • Now gently sauté the Kara Boonthi’s.
  • Strain the oil and collect Kara Boonthi’s in the bowl.
  • Follow the same with the remaining batter.
  • Garnish it with fried curry leaves and cashews.
  • If u want more salt &spicy. Sprinkle little salt & pepper powder or chilli powder.
  • Store it in an airtight container.

Pictorial step by step method:

  • Take 1 ½ cup of besan flour in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp of Rice flour, ½ tsp Turmeric powder, 1tsp chili powder, a pinch of baking soda, salt to taste, Mix well.
  •  Add 2 tbsp of Rice flour and mix well.
  • Add water gradually and mix well without any lumps.
  • Prepare a batter little watery. (Batter should not be too thin & not too thick)
  • Take a perforated spoon. Gently pour the batter on the perforated spoon/ jalli karandi.    
  • Batter drops down through the holes into the oil.
  • Now gently sauté Kara Boonthi’s. 
  • Strain the oil and collect Kara Boonthi’s in the bowl.
  • Follow the same with the remaining batter.
  • Garnish it with add fried cashews and curry leaves
  • Add pepper powder/chili powder and salt, if u need spicier (optional)
  • Store it in an airtight container. Serve and enjoy the spicy and crispy kara Boonthi with a good tea /coffee.

 Serve and enjoy Kara Boothi with a good cup of tea/coffee.


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