Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Quickie- Boondi Curry!

Boondi - ( Puffed Chick Peas) is an Indian Snack that is available in both Salty (Khara) and Sweet version.
Sweet version is often used to make ladoos. Salty (Khara) version is used to make Raita, Curry or can be eaten just like that as a snack with tea.

I make Boondi Curry when I am in a hurry and want to make something quick & also when I am out of veggies at home :). Small pieces of ginger and green chillies makes this sabzi delicious!

Here is the simple recipe for a Quickie delicious Curry (Click here for Printable version)

Ingredients:
1 Large Tomato - Chopped
2 Green Chillies- Chopped
1 Tsp- Finely Chopped Ginger
1/2 Tsp- Cumin Seeds
1/2 Tsp- Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp- Coriander Powder
1/4 Tsp- Garam Masala
Salt and Red Chilli Powder- To Taste
2 Tbsp- Oil
3/4 Cup Boondi ( Puffed Chick Peas)
2 Cups Water

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds. Once Cumin Seeds change color, add ginger and green chillies. Stir for 15-20 seconds.
2. Add Tomatoes. Let them cook until tender, keep stirring in between.
3. Add all the spices ( Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric powder, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder) and mix well. Let the mixture cook for 2-3 more minutes. If its too dry, add a tbsp of water to it.
4. Once the mixture starts leaving oil from the sides, add 2 Cups of Water.
5. Let the water come to a boil. Add the Boondi (Puffed Chick Peas) and mix.
6. Let it cook covered for 5 minutes.
7. Remove the lid and cook on medium flame until Boondi soaks water and the gravy becomes a little thick.
8.  Garnish with Coriander leaves


SERVE HOT with Chappatis or Parantha.

13 comments:

Rachana Kothari said...

thats quick n delicious!!! lovely click Vaishali:)

Thas said...

Looks incredible :)

Nithya said...

This is simply yummmm... looks so attractive. :)

Parita said...

I always thought we cud only make raita and laddoos out of boondi, your curry sounds fantastic!

Sashi said...

Simple and delicious. neat click Vaishali.

Priya said...

Such a fantastic boondi curry, looks absolutely delicious..

Sanjana said...

What a beautiful picture! The boondi curry looks amazing. I bet they soak up all of those delicious spices in the sauce!

Sharmila said...

I love boondi raita ... boondi curry is new to me. Must try. :-)

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so beautiful.

Ramya said...

First time here vaishali..U have a nice blog..Like all u'r recipes esp baking

Jagruti said...

The boondi curry looks simply swlicious!!

sayantani said...

Hi Vaishali am new to your page and must admit you have got a nice collection of recipes. the foodography is awesome and I drooled at some your pictures. the boondi curry is new to me but looks so delish I wanna make some right now but we dont get good boondi here. will bring some from home next time.

Saswati said...

thats the first time i have heard of boondi curry.gr8 presentation vaishali.

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