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Methods for Preparing variety of South Indian Snacks

Updated on February 12, 2011

South India is famous for some snack recipes like Karachevu, Mixture, Pakoda and Murukku. Crispy and mouth watering Indian snack recipes are ideal for taking after sweets and before tea or coffee.



Rice flour 2 cups
Urad dhal 0.5 cup
Sesame seed 1 tsp
Butter 3 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Refined as reqd.

In a kadai take urad dhal and fry till it gets golden color, then keep it aside for some time. Grind roasted urad dhal into fine powder. To this add rice flour and other ingredients such as sesame seed, cumin seeds, salt and little water and get correct consistency of flour mixture as it can be easily pressed in a murukku press. Now melt butter and add it to the above prepared mixture. Then press the mixture into the pan containing heated oil. Take away murukku once it gets golden color. Keep it aside for some time and then serve!

Kara Boondhi

Kara Boondhi

Channa flour (Kadalai Mavu) 2 cups
Rice flour 4 tbsp
curry leaves as reqd.
Chilli powder 1 tbsp
Asafoetida 2 tbsp
Cashewnuts 15 in no.
Salt as reqd.
Oil as reqd.

Mix channa flour, rice flour and pinch of salt and make them to paste consistency adding some water. Now take some oil for frying in another pan and spread mixture of flour on the boondhi laddle and make it fall on the heated oil. Make sure that mixture of flour falls as droplets into the heated oil. After getting golden color, take away boondhi from the pan and drain excess oil. In another pan heat a little oil and fry the cashew nuts and curry leaves. Add the fried things with asafoetida, chillie powder, salt to cooked boondhi and mix them well. Now Kara Boondhi is ready!


Channa flour (kadalai mavu)
Rice flour 2 tbsp
Red chillies 10 to 15 nos.
Garlic 2 cloves
Asafoetida small peice
Cooking soda a pinch
pepper 1 tbsp
Oil for cooking
Salt as required

Grind chilles, garlic and asafoetida mixture to a paste form adding little water. Grind pepper corns separately. Mix channa flour, rice flour, cooking soda,salt and already prepared paste of chillie, garlic and asafoetida together using salt water. The mixture should be thick enough as it can be cooked in oil. Using the presser press the flour mixture on the heated oil as it drops as small strings. When you see the golden color of strings, take away from the pan after draining oil. Now Karachevu is ready for serving.

Moong Dhal

Moong dhal (green grams) 1 cup
Vegetable oil 300 ml
Chilli powder as required
salt as required

Soak green grams in water for at least 5 hours. Then drain water. Now take oil in a pan and place it on fire. Drop all the green grams into the heated oil and after getting golden color, take away the grams from the pan and drain excess oil. Now add enough chillie powder and salt to get simple but delicious Moong Dhal.



Channa flour (Kadalai Mavu)  3 cups
Large Onions  3 Nos.
Salt  as reqd.
Green Chilli 6 nos chipped
Cooking Soda as reqd.
Curry leaves  as reqd.
Oil  for frying

Mix above said all the things with little water. Take a pan pour oil into it and heat it. Then drop already prepared mixture of flour into the heated of oil in the form of strings using hand. Avoid dropping in big lumps. After the pakoda turns to golden color, take away and drain excess oil. Now pakoda is ready for serving!


Besan flour 2 cups
Rice flour 1 cup
Oil for deep frying
cooking soda a pinch
Curry leaves
Dry Chilli 4 nos.
Salt as reqd.
Ground Nut  fried
Cashew Nut fried
Avul fried

Mix besan flour and rice flour with little water as you can press to get thin strings of mixture. Press the strings in heated oil and deep fry the srings till you get golden clor. Then take away and drain excess oil. Similarly prepare a little amount of boondhi adding little more water with batter using boondhi laddle. Fry the ground nuts, cashew nuts and avul in a little oil. Fry dry chilli separately in a little oil with curry leaves and make it as fine powder and add enough salt to it. Now mix above prepared all things together to get delicious snack recipe of South India called 'Mixture'!


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    Racheal Ambrose 8 years ago from Indiana

    Nice hub!

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    Betsy Baywatch 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tasty treat recipes...Can the Murukku be made with a frosting bag?

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Neet, Very happy to see your nice comments here! Thanks a lot for visiting this hub and appreciating our traditional snack 'Murukku'.

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    Ravneet 8 years ago from Delhi

    Ratna, this is an amzaing hub, especially for all those who crave for South Indian dishes. We all love South Indian dishes. I love to eat Murukku. As I of my Chennai friends brought it to Delhi for me. It's tantalising. It's a delight!

    Great hub!

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Trsmd, Thanks for your nice comments. I love Pakoda because it'll be easy for ladies to prepare at home.

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    Trsmd 8 years ago from India

    thanks for posting these fantastic tasty south indian snack recipe here. Hope all will prepare and enjoy the taste..