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Health Benefits of Kara Mixture

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Kara Mixture ! Our traditional Kara Mixture has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Kara Mixture and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Kara Mixture lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Kara Mixture maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 312 cal
  • Protein - 9.6 g - 19%
  • Carbohydrates - 28 g - 9%
  • Fiber - 1.2 g - 5%
  • Fat - 18 g - 28%
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg - 0%
  • Vitamin A - 13 mcg - 0%
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg - 0%
  • Calcium - 26 mg - 2%
  • Iron - 1.3 mg - 7%
  • Sodium - 66 mg - 3%
  • Gram flour contains magnesium and other nutrients that helps to maintain blood pressure and cholesterol thereby prevents heart diseases and reduces hypertension.
  • Iron and other minerals help prevent anemia and enhance metabolism.
  • Urad dal is rich with minerals such as phosphorus and calcium that helps with bone and teeth health.
  • It also contains magnesium, potassium and iron which are good for the heart, boosts immunity and improves the digestive system.
  • Both gram flour and urad dal flour are loaded with protein and fibre which makes them ideal to be included in a weight loss diet.
  • Roasted gram and peanuts are loaded with protein and fibre that can boost energy.
  • They are also filled with minerals that can improve muscle, brain and heart health.
  • Cashews contain healthy fats, protein, copper and other minerals that improve  brain and bone health.
  • It also has antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties.
  • Aval is gluten free and contains dietary fibre, protein and healthy carbohydrates.
  • It is a probiotic that supports a healthy gut.
  • Curry leaves are rich with antioxidants that prevent oxidative damage and help support the cardiovascular system and nervous system. 
  • It also has nutrients that are healthy for eyes, skin and hair.


  • Kara mixture is a primary snack served in South Indian weddings and other special occasions.
  • Other similar mixtures that are popular for many decades include Kolkata's Chanachur and Bombay Mix.
  • The Chaat version of mixture includes freshly chopped onions and tomatoes, lime, puffed rice and many more.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant amount of half to one bowl can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It can be eaten anytime or as an evening snack.

Eat along with:

  • It can be enjoyed alongside tea or coffee with sweets.
  • It also goes well with South Indian tiffin items.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • As it contains deep fried contents it is advised not to eat more often.
  • As it contains deep fried contents it is advised not to eat more often.

Story/History of recipe

Mixture, as the name suggests it is a combination of different types of snacks, nuts, fried lentils, curry leaves and more. It is popular in India and different parts of the country follow different styles. There is no particular recipe and there is no limit when it comes to the combination of mixture. Kara Mixture is a South Indian variety and it consists of traditional South Indian snacks such as Kara Boondi, Omapodi, Murukku and many more. It is one of the common savoury snacks and is also prepared specially for Diwali .

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The following are the ingredients needed for Kara Mixture,

Main ingredients: 

  • Kara Boondi - 1 cup
  • Omapodi - 1 cup
  • Kara Sev - 1 cup 
  • Murukku - 1 cup
  • Roasted gram - 1/4 cup
  • Peanuts - 2 tablespoons (fried)
  • Cashews - 1 tablespoon (chopped and fried)
  • Aval/Poha/ Flattened rice - 1/4 cup (fried)
  • Curry leaves a handful or as preferred (fried)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste.

Other ingredients:

  • Gram flour - 3 cups
  • Rice flour - 11/2 cup
  • Urad dal flour - 1/4 cup
  • Carom seeds/Ajwain/Omam - 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder - as preferred
  • Turmeric powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1 teaspoon
  • Butter - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt as required
  • Water as required for dough
  • Oil as required for deep fry
  • Pan - Wide heavy bottomed one for deep fry

Preparation Steps

For preparing Kara Boondi:

  1. Take a large bowl, add one cup of gram flour, one tablespoon of rice flour, chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, one teaspoon of asafoetida and salt and mix well. 
  2. Add water as much as required to mix the flour into a batter. It must have a consistency that is a little thinner than that of Dosa batter.
  3. In the pan, add oil as required for deep fry and let it heat at high flame.
  4. Once the oil is hot enough take a 'Kara Boondi karandi' or any perforated steel plate or ladle hold it above the pan. Take the prepared batter and gently pour on the perforated surface. If required gently tap on it.
  5. The small balls of Kara Boondi will start to float up at this time, gently stir them all to cook evenly.
  6. Let it fry until it turns golden brown colour. Once the sizzling sound and bubbles have stopped take it out and transfer it a strainer or tissue paper to remove excess oil.

For preparing Omapodi:

  1. Soak and grind two tablespoons of carom seeds by sprinkle water. 
  2. Take this paste on a filter, add water to it and squeeze down the juice. Keep it aside.
  3. Take a wide bowl add one cup of gram flour, a quarter cup of rice flour, chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, salt, butter and around half to one tablespoon of carom seed juice and knead.
  4. Add more water if required and knead it into a soft dough.
  5. Grease the murukku maker/mould with oil and use the one with small holes. 
  6. In the pan where the oil is already heated, squeeze the dough directly into the pan.
  7. Gently flip it to cook evenly.
  8. Once the sizzling sound and bubbles have completely stopped take it out and break it into pieces.

For preparing Murukku:

  1. In a wide bowl add one cup rice flour, a quarter cup of urad dal flour, a quarter teaspoon of cumin seeds, salt and a half teaspoon of butter. Knead it into a soft dough by adding water little by little. 
  2. Grease the murukku maker with oil, fill in the prepared dough and squeeze it in murukku shape into the pan with hot oil.
  3. Break it into medium sized pieces and keep it aside.

For preparing Kara Mixture:

  1. In a wide bowl or container add the prepared Kara Boondi, Omapodi, Murukku and rest of the main ingredients such as roasted gram, peanuts, cashews, aval, curry leaves one by one and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida as mentioned in main ingredients, salt as required, mix well and add it to the mixed content.
  3. Toss and mix all the contents well and Kara Mixture is ready, this can be stored in an airtight container and can be fresh for a month.

You can also include other traditional snacks such as Kara Sev and Ribbon Pakoda and other ingredients like roasted garlic, corn flakes, lentils and more.




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Do you serve custom orders?
Yes, we serve custom orders for occasions like Srimantham (Baby shower), Oni function, festivals, small events, marriages, naming ceremonies, etc.
Can I get a custom packaging/ gift packaging?
Yes,  you can. You have to specifically mention it during your purchase, sometimes it would be chargeable based on the purchase value, product, event/occasions etc.
Can we order bulk for the functions?
Yes, you can order at least 7 days in advance. So we make sure it's delivered on time to your door. We serve at least 200+ function/bulk orders every month, the most common functions we serve are the baby shower (Srimantham), Oni function, Naming ceremony etc.


Can I return the product ?
We don’t have any returns for food items. In case if its any other non perishable product based on the concerns and by validating it by the concerned team we may accept the returns.
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