Bonda are a common South Indian snack that has various forms / varieties. Usually Hot Bondas are ideal for winter evening snack, having said that it can be taken in any season. The name Thayir / Yogurt Bonda is because, Yogurt is the main ingredient. More over this is ideal way to consume the excess curd. This delicious tea time snack doesn't consume much of oil and can be prepared quickly & easily with simple ingredients.
Maida - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 1/4 cup
Sour Curd - 1 cup
Onions - 2 small ( finely chopped )
Coconut Pieces - 1 tbsp (cut into small pieces )
Green chillies - 8 (make it as paste)
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few finely chopped
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Moong dal - 2 tsp
Cooking Soda - a pinch
Salt - to taste
- Soak the channa dal & moong dal in water for 30 minutes & keep it aside.
- Now mix maida, rice flour, chopped onions, green chilli paste, coriander leaves, curry leaves, coconut pieces with soaked channa dal & moong dal, salt and add curd little by little and mix it to make soft dough. Do not knead the dough too much, like a thick batter without any lumps.
- At finally add cooking soda a pinch and mix it well.
- Keep it aside for 10 minutes. Now the dough is ready.
- In a Non-stick pan heat oil and drop small balls of this dough into the oil and deep fry until it turns golden brown
Yummy Mangalore bonda is ready to eat. :) Serve hot with ketchup or chutney as per your taste.
This is one of my favourite, the reason is its really crispy on the outer layer but with soft & spicy inner, the coconut chunks add more taste. This bonda also can be tired after being soaked in sambar and rasam.