Bonda / Fritters

Bonda or medu vada is made using split urad dhal/black gram. It's very nutritious and helps in building strong bones and rich in protein too! Bonda can be customized to be very spicy or just the plain one, or with mix veggies and stuffed veggies as well, as our imaginations go wild new recipes are born in the kitchen. I'm gonna give the detailed steps of making a simple bonda today.

Some of the other snack recipes available at our website are:

masala vada
cauliflower pakoda
cauliflower bhaji
onion pakoda
veg puff
egg puff


1/2 cup urad dhal
1 tsp rice
1/2 tsp pepper corns
salt to taste
2 green chilli
1/2 inch ginger piece
oil for deep frying

How to make bonda/fritters:

1. Soak urad dhal and rice for 2 hours in enough water.

2. Then, drain the water and add it to a blender along with salt, pepper corns and ginger.

3. Grind it to a smooth batter, add very little water if needed.

4. Chop the green chillies finely and add it to the batter. Mix well.

5. Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Test the oil readiness by dropping a bit of batter into it. If it raises immediately to the top surface, then oil is ready for frying.

6. Take small amount of batter with your hand or  a tsp and drop it into the hot oil.

Do not over crowd the pan. Just put 4-5 bondas at a time.

7. Cook for 2 minutes on each side on medium flame or until the bonda turns light brown.

8. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked bondas from the oil.

9. Pat the bondas in a kitchen paper towel.

10. Serve bondas with rice or tiffin and enjoy! Usually bonda is served as evening snack or with morning breafast dishes like pongal, poori, idli and dosa.

11. I had bonda with white rice and mor kuzhambu for today's lunch.


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