Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mysore Bonda

I had never heard of Mysore bondas a.k.a bajjis till my 8th grade. It has always been vada for us, sambar and thayir vada being a family favorite. And then during my vacation I visited Madurai with my close friend's family.It was a road trip all the way from my native to Madurai. And just like any other road trips it was filled with eating at highway stalls. And that is where I got to taste this.

In fact it was the name that got me to give it a try. One bite and I knew that am gonna order another plate, it was soft, fluffy and too good. Dunk them in coconut chutney and then in sambar, take a big bite, you are definitely gonna love this. It is different from the regular medhu vadas with its own difference. And then every highway stall that we visited saw me having a plate of these soft bondas.

Now that I am a food blogger, I am game for rekindling my memories, visiting them for lost recipes and cooking 'em in my kitchen. And this recipe definitely falls under dat category. There were no takers at home except for appa... okay he tries everything and anything that his little gal cooks up but the others said they preferred the regular vadas... Now thats good for me, isn't it...


~*What U Need*~
Urad dal(whole)/ Muzhu ulundu - 1/2 cup
Fresh coconut pieces - 2 tbsp
Peppercorns - 1/2 tbsp
Hing - a pinch
Salt - to season
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
Curry leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
Green chillies, ginger - to taste
Oil - to deep fry

How I made it:
Soak urad dal for 2-3 hours and grind with less water until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Beat with a fork till fluffy. Heat oil in kadai, keep a small bowl of water to grease your hand, grease your hand with water and make small-sized balls. Deep fry in oil till until golden. Drain excess oil in paper towel.

Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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32 comments:

  1. My fav breakfast.. looks perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I tasted this in Bangalore last year! It was super yum! Nice click Vimitha!

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  3. Perfectly made bonda, looks delicious.

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  4. You are right about this being a very addictive snack. There's another similar snack too from Karnatka - called the Mangalore bonda or golibaje. I have the recipe on my blog. http://luvgoodfood.blogspot.in/2011/06/mangalore-bonda-golibaje.html
    Do check it out....am sure you'll like it.

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  5. wonderful snack that just melts in your mouth...perfect bonda's vimi

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  6. gorgeous snacks, Vimitha..salivating over this!

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  7. My all time favorite, simply superb Vimitha, just want to grab it and eat...

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  8. Yummy!so perfectly south indian :)

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  9. oh its my favorite..i had never tasted it until i came to banglore..thanks for sharing the recipe..

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  10. yummy ........... will try this .............. nice clicks ...........

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  11. Our family all time fav. recipe. So yummy it looks.

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  12. Its my all time fav snack sister,nice click ...

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  13. One of my best breakfast and snack dish.Love it.

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  14. Yummy Recipe

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  15. my fav. dish ... looks perfect ......

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  16. Yummy Bondas. Wonderful presentation.

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  17. yummy bonda.....my husband loves this.....

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  18. one of my fav snack. have a recipe in drafts too.

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