Saturday, September 28, 2013

Vegetable Bonda Recipe-How to make Vegetable Bonda-Quick Snack Recipe

Vegetable Bonda is a popular South Indian snack prepared with potatoes and mixed vegetables. You can prepare this with potatoes alone to make Potato bonda. This picture was waiting for more than 6 months in my folder to be posted. At last, I found time to post this. Back to the post, today we will learn how to prepare crispy mixed vegetable bonda following this easy recipe.  

Vegetable Bonda

How to make Vegetable Bonda 

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Yields - 6 bondas

Ingredients needed

Onion - 1
Green chilli - 2 finely chopped

Potato - 2
Carrot - 1 small
Peas - 2-3 tbsp
Beans - 3-4

Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt as needed

For the seasoning

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

For the batter

Besan/kadalai mavu/bengal gram flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cooking soda (soda bi carb)- a pinch
Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying the bondas


Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin and mash it slightly. Finely chop beans, carrot and steam the vegetables (carrot, beans and peas) or cook the vegetables in very less water. Check out how I steamed the vegetables for my  cutlet recipe.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions, green chillies and saute for a few minutes until onion turns transparent.

Add the steamed vegetables, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt need and saute for a few minutes.

Then add mashed potato, mix well and switch off the flame. After it cools a little, make even sized balls out of it and keep it ready.(see picture below)

Now we will prepare the batter

How to make vegetable bonda

Mix besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt and cooking soda well first. Add water to make a slightly thick batter. The batter should not be too thick nor too thin.

Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the bondas, drop 1/2 tsp of batter into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is ready to fry the bondas. Now reduce the flame to medium.

Dip the vegetable balls in the batter, so that it is well coated on all the sides. Carefully drop the balls into the hot oil and fry the bondas until they turn light golden color. Remove from oil and drain on a colander or kitchen paper.

Serve hot with coconut chutney or coconut chutney with garlic or green chutney or just tomato ketchup and a cup of hot tea or South Indian filter coffee.

You might like my Mysore Bonda and my long list of Snack Recipes.

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  1. One yum bonda recipe :) perfect with a cup of tea

  2. This is one of my favourite. You have done it perfectly

  3. Perfect snack during monsoons with coffee

  4. Hi, I am a regular visitor of your site. You have done a wonderful work on your blog.All the recipes are well documented congratulations Padu. Keep it up

  5. Beautiful clicks , mouthwatering recipe, will try today thanks arthy

  6. I visit your site often to do some quick and easy dishes. All of them have tasted nice and thankz for all these posts...

  7. Replies
    1. No, I have not tried baking bondas. I do not make these often. Since I prepare it rarely, I deep fry it.


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