Recipe – Homemade Boondi

Aviary Photo_131546540638864461Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Gram flour (besan): 1 Cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing): 1 pinch
  • Red chili Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Citric Acid or Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Oil: ½ tablespoon and as required to deep fry


  • Hole dotted spatula or spoon with multiple small holes


  • Filter gram flour and keep it in a bowl.
  • Add salt, hing, turmeric powder, red chili powder, oil and citric acid in the flour. Using a spoon mix it well. Add little water at a time and make a smooth dropping consistency paste. Cover the bowl for 30 minutes allowing it to ferment.
  • Heat oil for deep fry.
  • Apply some oil in the hole dotted spatula.
  • Take another small tablespoon and fill it with the prepared batter.
  • Now place the hole dotted spatula over the hot oil.
  • Using the other spoon, pour little batter over the hole dotted spatula and press it gently.
  • The batter will fall through the holes into the hot oil.
  • Fry the balls till light golden brown and drain it on a paper towel.
  • Likewise repeat the steps until the boondi batter is over.

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