Bonda Video by Tarla Dalal

Bonda Video by Tarla Dalal

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A scrumptious snack made with a batter of urad spiked up with pepper and curry leaves, Bonda is an evergreen favourite across South India. It can be served as an evening snack with Chutney, Sambhar and a cup of Coffee, or added to a breakfast platter along with Idli, Dosa or Pongal. Whenever you choose to have it, the crisp outer layer and fluffy insides of the mouth-watering Urad Dal Bonda will surely put a smile on your face.

Recipe Description for Urad Dal Bonda, Ulundu Bonda

Soaking time:  2 hours
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 16 bondas
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For Urad Dal Bonda
3/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
1/4 cup chopped fresh coconut
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp chopped curry leaves (kadi patta)
salt to taste
oil or for deep-frying


For urad dal bonda

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}urad dal bonda{/span}, clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water in a deep bowl for atleast 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste, adding approx. 2 tbsp of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, drop big spoonfuls of the mixture in hot oil and deep-fry a few at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve the {span class="bold1"}urad dal bonda{/span} immediately.
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