Today’s recipe is a tasty snack – Mangalore bonda. Bonda is a very famous South Indian snack which has got different variations in different regions. There are various versions of bonda available like, bread bonda, urulakizhangu bonda, mutta bonda and so on. Today’s special is another tasty bonda recipe from mangalore, which is very tasty, spongy and absolutely yumm… Serve it with some coconut chutney and you will definitely love it..
Maida – ½ cup
Rice flour – 2 tablespoon
Rava / sooji – ½ tablespoon
Big onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves – 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Thick sour curd – ½ cup
Ginger – 1 teaspoon
Hing / asafoetida powder – a pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Cooking soda – a pinch
Salt – as needed
Water – 1 – 2 tablespoon (if necessary)
Oil – to deep fry
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, except cooking soda. Mix well, cover and keep it aside for 2 – 3 hours ( 5 -6 hours). Don’t add water while making dough. (Actually, as per the traditional method, the dough has to be kept covered for 5 – 6 hours, but if you are running short of time, then you can start making bondas after 1 hour. ). I kept the batter covered for 5 hours before using.
2. After that, add cooking soda and mix well. (The batter should be slightly thick so that it doesnot absorb more oil. ) Heat oil, take medium sized ball from dough, and deep fry them till golden brown. Do not over fry. (You can add many bonda balls depending on the size of the frying pan but take care not to overcrowd. )
3. Serve with coconut chutney.