Kara boondi chaat

Crispy chickpea flour snacks

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6–8

    as a snack
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Kara boondi are crisp little pearls of spiced chickpea batter, enjoyed as a snack; I also use them as a garnish in our restaurant. They are tasty enough on their own, but when you mix them with the chaat they become deliciously reminiscent of the snacks on the beach in Sri Lanka.

Some people want perfectly shaped balls of kara boondi, which takes a bit more practice. I prefer them all the size of puffed rice.