Boondi Mixture

Festival season is going on and we are busy making sweets and snacks for our family and friends. Navratri / Dasara just ended, and up next is Diwali. Diwali is one of mine and  most of their favorite festival. I love to decorate the house inside and out  with lots of lamps and flowers. Cook different types of sweets and snacks. Wish my family and friends and distribute the treats. My kids love to light lamps and play with fire crackers. 

For this festival I have tried a crunchy and nutty boondi mixture, which is spicy and garlicky. You can adjust the flavor of garlic and spiciness according to your taste. This dish can be stored in airtight container for up to 3 to 4 months. But believe me this snack is so yummy that you would finish it  in a week or so.  My first dish for this Diwali is Boondi Mixture. This recipe goes to the 1st day of BM 81 for week 1 under the theme " Diwali Sweets and Savories ".


Besan / Gram flour 2 cups
Rice flour 3/4 cup
Chili powder 4 spoons
Salt to taste
Baking soda 1/2 spoon
Pressed rice / Thick poha 1 cup
Peanuts 1 cup
Curry leaves 1/2 cup
Roasted chana dal / putnalu  3/4 cup
Garlic cloves 4
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Oil for deep frying
Boondi laddle


In a wide mixing bowl add gram flour, rice flour, salt, baking powder and  2 spoons chili powder.
Add water and make it a smooth batter. thinner than dosa batter.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Now take a laddle full of batter and pour it on boondi laddle keeping the boodle laddle few inches above the hot oil.
Keep stirring the so that the batter drops fall into hot oil. 
Fry till nice and crisp, remove and let rest on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Repeat the process till the batter lasts.
In the same oil add peanuts and fry till brown.
Fry roasted chana dal also till nice and light brown.
Fry curry leaves till nice and crisp.
Also fry pressed rice till light brown and crisp.
Add all the fried ingredients into large mixing bowl.
In a mixer grinder add garlic, chili powder and cumin seeds.
Make it into smooth paste.
Now ad this paste to the fried mixture and mix well so that the garlic paste is well incorporated into the boondi mixture.
Store in any air tight container for up to 3 months.

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Diwali is sort of incomplete without the boondhi mixture. I can snack on this all day and the best part is my boss love it as well.

Srivalli said...

Same pinch Sushma, this is exactly the same as my day 2 ..:)..I love this mixture..very nicely done!

Archana said...

Wow, this boondi sounds doable and delicious. Good one Sushma.

veena said...

Perfectly made and just in time for the diwali season

Priya Suresh said...

Wish i get a bowl of this mixture, feel like munching those crispies rite now.

sushma said...

Thanks Archana

sushma said...

Same pinch Valli, took quite some time to prepare but the end result is soo 😋

Rafeeda AR said...

I would love to enjoy that bowl of mixture with a cup of chai... looks delicious...

Ritu Tang said...

When I read 'Boondi mixture', I was expecting sweet boondi. Savory version is good too

Chef Mireille said...

what a great snack - looks so delicious

Mayuri Patel said...

Wish I could grab the snack from the screen so that I don't have to make it myself :) Love boondi snack.

Varada's Kitchen said...

have never had this mixture. It sounds so wonderful! I will try it this Diwali

vaishali sabnani said...

Boondi mixture is awesome , looks very addictive , must try this next time .

Sharmila kingsly said...

Festival recipes always calls for delicious snack.. Lovely mixture..

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Our favorite snack too! Looks delicious !

Kalyani said...

my all time fav ! well made, Sushma !

Pavani said...

That mixture looks so crispy & crunchy Sushma. Love it.