Bonda is a popular Indian deep fried snack served with Lunch, Evening Snack and Dinner. There are various recipes of bonda depending on the region the taste varies as well as there names, In Mangalore they make sweet version of the bonda, in some places they make aloo bonda and a slight variation in ingredients would make it as Pakoda.
- Gram flour: 1 cup
- Onion: 1 medium (finely chopped)
- Green Chilly: 2 (finely chopped)
- Coriander: half handful (finely chopped)
- Baking Soda: 2 pinch
- Water: 1/2 cup
- Salt: to taste
- Oil: to deep fry
Note: Add green chilly to your taste.
- In a mixing bowl add gram flour, baking soda, salt. Mix well.
- Add onion, green chilly, coriander, mix.
- Slowly add water to make thick batter consistency.
Note: It should be of a thick consistency, if you lift a small quantity of batter in hand the shape of the batter should remain as it is and may slowly lose its shape.
- Heat the oil in a deep fry pan in medium flame till it becomes smoking hot.
- Wet the hand with little water.
- Take a batter make small dumplings & slowly drop it in oil.
- Cook till it turns brown.
Note: Cook it with medium to low flame otherwise the outer colour turns to brown inside it remains uncooked. If the dumplings go flat in the oil add little more gram flour to make it thick so it can retain the shape in the oil until the outer layer gets fried.
- Serve it hot with coconut chutney or with tomato sauce.
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