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Ulundu Bonda Recipe | Urad Dal Bonda
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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 Cup Whole Urad Dal 1 Cup = 250ml
1 Tablespoon Raw Rice
2, Finely Chopped Green Chilli
1", Finely Chopped Ginger
1 Teaspoon Peppercorns
Few Curry Leaves
1/4 Cup, Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon Chopped Coconut
For Deep Frying Oil

Nutritional information

1
Bonda
70
Calories
1 g
Fat
12.7 g
Carbs
3 g
Protein
1 g
Sugar

If you are not getting the perfect shape of Medhu Vada.. Don't complain.. make Ulundu Bonda :-)

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Ingredients

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If you are not getting the perfect shape of Medhu Vada.. Don't complain.. make Ulundu Bonda :-)
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ulundu Bonda Recipe | Urad Dal Bonda, is one of the  popular evening snack in Southern India. This Bonda is a round shaped crispy snack made with urad dal along with other spices. It’s a great tea time snack and usually served with Coconut Chutney.  Its also referred popularly as “Mysore Bonda”. I have always been known that Mysore Bonda is made with Maida. But also I keep hearing that Mysore bonda is made with Urad dal. All I have ever known is this delicious Ulundu Bonda is a always a popular snack in Tamilnadu too and whenever we go for any chaat shops or pantry or any restaurants in the evening, this Ulundu Bonda will be on top of the menu.

The procedure for making Ulundu Bonda, is just similar to Medhu Vadai. Soaking Urad dal and grind it to a fluffy batter, same as Medhuvadia. For Bonda, we generally add peppercorns, finely chopped coconut pieces in addition to all the other ingredients. Also we don’t need to shape the bonda like vada with a hole in the center. We just need to drop the batter like a dumpling in hot oil. It’s quite simple than the vada. We don’t have to worry about the shape 🙂 . Though this is not an instant version as it involves soaking, still a pretty easy and simple recipe.

Video Version of making Ulundu Bonda

Ulundu Bonda Recipe | Urad Dal Bonda

 Method to make Ulundu Bonda

(For the detailed step by step instructions along with pictures and more details, please scroll down further to Steps section below)

  1. Soak the Ulundu(Urad Dal) and rice in water for 2 hours.
  2. Strain it and grind it in a grinder by adding 3 tablespoon of water. Grind it till the urdhal is smooth without any lumps.
  3. Take out the batter in a vessel. Add green chili, peppercorns, ginger, coconut pieces, curry leaves and coriander leaves along with salt and give a good mix
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Check the hotness of the oil. If you drop a pinch of batter, it should raise immediately in the oil. Then the oil is ready. Wet your fingers and palm with water and take a dollop of batter, roll it like a ball and then gently drop in oil. In each batch add 3-4 pieces and deep fry the bondas till they are crispy and golden brown. Flip the bondas so that they get evenly fried up and make sure the flame is low while frying the bondas.
  5. Serve the crispy and yummy Ulundu Bonda with Coconut Chutney and enjoy the evening with this wonderful snack!

Notes:

  1. We should always grind the urad dal with very little water at a time. We really need a fluffy batter but at the same time not runny
  2. If you are grinding the batter in mixer, then the batter will not be aerated naturally, so take out the smoothly ground batter and beat the batter with a ladle or whisk for atleast 5 mins to manually incorporate air in the batter. This will make the batter to be light and the bondas will be soft inside
  3. We can also enrich the bonda with mixed veggies
  4. Another variation which my MIL used to follow – Mix Channa Dal and Urad Dal in same proportion and make the dough which also tastes very good.

 

Ulundu Bonda Recipe | Urad Dal Bonda

Course: Chaat, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam
If you are not getting the perfect shape of Medhu Vada.. Don't complain.. make Ulundu Bonda 🙂
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole Urad Dal
  • 1 tbsp Raw Rice
  • 2 finely Green Chilli Chopped
  • Ginger 1", Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coconut
  • Oil For Deep Frying

Instructions

Soaking Urad Dal

  • Soak the Ulundu(Urad Dal) and rice in water for 2 hours. After 2 hours strain the water.

Grinding Bonda Batter

  • Strain it and grind it in a grinder by adding 3 tablespoon of water. Grind it till the urdhal is smooth without any lumps. If we grind it in mixer, just add water little by little at a time and grind it till the batter is smooth. Do not add more water. Take it from grinder after the Urad Dal is ground properly. If you take the flour in your wet hands, it should roll like a ball. If we drop a pinch of batter in water, it should float it in water. If the batter gets sunk, then we need to grind it more. This is the right stage to remove from the grinder. If we are grinding in mixer, then take out the smooth bonda batter and beat it nicely for 3-5 minutes using a whisk or ladle. This will aerate the batter. This step is very important and not to be skipped, we if are grinding batter in mixer, otherwise, the bondas will be harder.

Spice up the batter

  • Take out the batter in a vessel. Add green chili, peppercorns, ginger, coconut pieces, curry leaves and coriander leaves along with salt and give a good mix

Deep Frying Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Check the hotness of the oil. If you drop a pinch of batter, it should raise immediately in the oil. Then the oil is ready. Wet your fingers and palm with water and take a dollop of batter, roll it like a ball and then gently drop in oil. In each batch add 3-4 pieces and deep fry the bondas till they are crispy and golden brown. Flip the bondas so that they get evenly fried up and make sure the flame is low while frying the bondas. Take out the fried bondas and keep it on a paper towel to drain excess oil

Serving Time

  • Serve the crispy and yummy Ulundu Bonda with Coconut Chutney and enjoy the evening with this wonderful snack!

Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts
Ulundu Bonda Recipe | Urad Dal Bonda
Amount Per Serving (1 Bonda)
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 12.7g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Steps

1
Done
2 hours

Soaking Urad Dal

Soak the Ulundu(Urad Dal) and rice in water for 2 hours. After 2 hours strain the water.

2
Done

Grinding Bonda Batter

Strain it and grind it in a grinder by adding 3 tablespoon of water. Grind it till the urdhal is smooth without any lumps. If we grind it in mixer, just add water little by little at a time and grind it till the batter is smooth. Do not add more water. Take it from grinder after the Urad Dal is ground properly. If you take the flour in your wet hands, it should roll like a ball. If we drop a pinch of batter in water, it should float it in water. If the batter gets sunk, then we need to grind it more. This is the right stage to remove from the grinder. If we are grinding in mixer, then take out the smooth bonda batter and beat it nicely for 3-5 minutes using a whisk or ladle. This will aerate the batter. This step is very important and not to be skipped, we if are grinding batter in mixer, otherwise, the bondas will be harder.

3
Done
5 mins

Spice up the batter

Take out the batter in a vessel. Add green chili, peppercorns, ginger, coconut pieces, curry leaves and coriander leaves along with salt and give a good mix

4
Done
15 mins

Deep Frying Process

Heat oil in a pan. Check the hotness of the oil. If you drop a pinch of batter, it should raise immediately in the oil. Then the oil is ready. Wet your fingers and palm with water and take a dollop of batter, roll it like a ball and then gently drop in oil. In each batch add 3-4 pieces and deep fry the bondas till they are crispy and golden brown. Flip the bondas so that they get evenly fried up and make sure the flame is low while frying the bondas. Take out the fried bondas and keep it on a paper towel to drain excess oil

5
Done

Serving Time

Serve the crispy and yummy Ulundu Bonda with Coconut Chutney and enjoy the evening with this wonderful snack!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging. Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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