Friday, 21 January 2011

Kara boondhi kurma

Kara boondhi is a snack made using bengal gram flour and usually sold in sweet and savoury shops. My mother used to make this to serve with poori and I have never heard of anyone use it this way. It is the usual kurma, but boondhi is used instead of vegetables. Can either use store-bought or home made kaara boondhi. To make at home mix a cup of bengal gram flour, a tsp of rice flour,a tsp of chilly powder, salt and add water to make a slightly thin batter. Take a small amount of this batter on a ladle with tiny holes and rub against it, so that the batter passes through the holes in the form tiny balls and drops into hot oil. Cook the boondhi and transfer to a plate. Repeat the same to the rest of the batter. Add groundnuts and curry leaves roasted in oil to the boondhi and the crispy snack is ready to eat.
1. Karaboondhi - 100gms
2. Onion - 1
3. Tomato - 2
4. Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
5. Chilly+coriander powder - 2 tsp
6. Coconut - 3tbsp
7. Poppy seeds - 1tsp(optional)
8. Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon - 2 each
9. Salt - to taste
10. Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
11. Oil - 1tbsp
12. Fennel - 1tsp

1. Heat oil in a pan and add the whole spices (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and fennel) and some curry leaves.
2. Add sliced onion and saute until it is cooked.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and stir to cook.
4. Add ginger garlic paste, stir for few seconds, add turmeric powder, chilly + coriander powder and salt.
5. Stir and add a cup of water and bring to a boil.
6. Add ground coconut + poppy seeds paste and cook on low heat for a few minutes.
7. Add the karaboondhi, mix well, add  chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with poori or chappathi.
Note: Should be served immediately or else the karaboondhi will absorb the curry, become soggy and it will not be crisp.

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