Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mysore Bonda (Fritter)

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I almost all the time try to avoid deep fried items like vada, bajji or bonda(fritters) for snacking, naming it "fatty or oily stuff". But would happily consume chocolates and cakes :P I believe this is the same with a lot of youngsters around too ;) Its a pure inhibition that deep fried items contain more calories and fat than pastries and chocolates ;)

I would even resist eating these kind of fried stuff to treat myself with pastries. But.. But for this mysore bonda!! This fritter is simply irresistible and too tasty to avoid.

The crispy outer layer with soft and crumbly inner part makes it totally yummy and irresistible. And this fritter when compared to others is less greasy and doesn't consume much of oil too. So you can partially forget the guilt of eating these ;)

I am really not sure of the reason behind the name and I don't claim this one to be the authentic Mysore bonda too. But this is what my mom called as Mysore bonda and I have had this from childhood and loved it ever since I had it first time :)

We also call it Medhu pakoda or Patnam pakado.

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Rice flour - 2 cups
Roasted gram flour(Pottukadalai flour) - 1 cup
Vanaspathi - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3
Onion - 1
Cashews - few
Curry leaves - few
Cooking soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste

Mysore bonda


Beat vanaspathi and cooking soda on a plate. Chop chillies, cashews, onion and curry leaves and add them to the vanaspathi mixture. Mix in the rice flour, roasted gram flour and salt until it forms crumbs. Add water little by little and mix it to make soft dough. Do not kneed the dough too much.

Pinch small portions of the dough and roll it into balls and deep fry in low flame until it turns golden brown and well cooked.

Yummy Mysore bonda is ready to eat.

Serve it hot with coconut chutney :)

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Do not mix the entire mixture into dough at one stretch. Doing that would lead to change of color of the dough when left alone for a long time. So divide it into portions and make the mixture into dough by adding water as and when required.

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You can even soak these in hot rasam and eat :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Torviewtoronto said...

bondas look fabulous
check out the green event

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Supera irukku nithi but we call this as Patnam pakoda and the mysore bonda which I do is Apf+rice flour + butter milk. Balls in baskets looks cute.

Suji said...

Yummy bondas...I too have a 100% inhibition to deep fried snacks but eat chocolates and cakes all the time. I think its a universal fact :-)

Nithya said...

:) Anni- Amma calls the one you have said as Mangalore bonda. But not sure which is the right name. :) Mom agreed to the name patnam pakoda.

Unknown said...

Wow the baskets look so cute...Luv those fluffy bondas...Not admiring the pic with my brownies chart?! No chance :) Lovely clicks

Umm Mymoonah said...

Your bondas looks very cute in those little baskets.

Finla said...

I love the pic and the bonda looks yumm.

Veggie Hut said...

I am awed by ur pics and cant stop ogling at them.. LOve these bonda.. Will love it with a cup of tea!

Scribblingzzz.. said...

Delicious bondas sitting in baskets... Nice clicks Nithya

Menaga Sathia said...

Delicious Bonda & lovely pics!!

Deepthi Shankar said...

These are sooo cute ... I am just like you, I avoid deep fried food to binge on chocolates But I guess the end result is the same .. cute lil baskets

Unknown said...

I agree with Pavithra we too call this Patnam pakoda any way they looka so so tempting.

Krishnaveni said...

cute bondas, my fav, yumm

Dhanya Ganesh said...

They look so cute in that little baskets:)

Unknown said...

Your bondas look lovely - I believe we call these "medhu Pakodas" - And mysore bondda are the urad bondas - But what's in a name? A bonda or pakoda still tastes great :))-- A fine blog, you have here- I think my first time here.

Priya Suresh said...

Crispy beauties looks super delicious and awesome...Lovely baskets..

Nisha said...

Beautiful Presentation.

Suja Manoj said...

Fluffy and yummy bondas,beautiful cute presentation in those little baskets.

Anonymous said...

Potato bonda ku ulla potato irrukum, aana Mysore bonda ku ulla Mysore irrukathu !! Mysore iruku illayo, kandipa class taste irrukum from your kitchen ;-) sooper !

Rachu said...

Loved those bondas.... and those baskets are very cuteee

Pushpa said...
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Pushpa said...

Bondas look cute and delicious,love those adorable baskets.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

love the recipe of mysore bonda, we make it in a different way.
Pictures are gorgeous and the baskets r cute

notyet100 said...

baskets are very cute

Anu Nandu said...

I can take that basket from you - if its heavy. if not too.

Divya Kudua said...

Wow,this is a new recipe to me.I love Mysore Bondas too and always order them at Sangeetha and absolutely adore it--it satisfies my cravings and I don't have to worry about consuming more than I want to!!I have come across a different recipe which uses the same batter for Medhu Vada but is fried in small balls shape.Any which way--Mysore Bonda is a class act!!

Divya Kudua said...

I just saw the comment section--again,Mangalare Bonda or Goli baje[as it is originally called] is made using Maida and Buttermilk and sometimes Urad dal paste is added too.Just goes on to show how dishes take a different turn at the makers hands!!

Savi-Ruchi said...

Love them..lovely pics :)

Indrani said...

very tempting bondas...doesn't look like deep fried, your pictures tells it all, beautiful pics, Nithya

Shanthi said...

Looks fabulous.. This is called as mangalore bonda... and we make mysore bonda in a different way.

Khaugiri said...

Lovely bonda in cute bascket!!!

Indian Khana said...

Super tempting ....must be ages since I had this...lovely clicks

Raks said...

Wow,this is new for me,i never knew this recipe,wonderful they look and props are so cute :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious bondas and as usual, great snaps..


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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy bondas... Great pic

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy bondas....Great pic

Unknown said...

Awesome presentation as usual..How do you get these food styling ideas??Looks tempting:)

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Taste Melanger said...

You have a way with food styling...loved the idea of bondas in a basket. I'm sure it tastes as good. Anamika - Taste Junction

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect dear...
lovely clicks :)

Bharathy said...

Perfect looking Mysore bondas, Nits!!! :)..pretty pretty shots!!!!

My ma in law makes them very well ................and I sit an eat ;)

better i start making them and blog too.. will try ur method first...(mamiyar recipe ego) ;) ;)

abt the picture posts, its all jst to push myself to do some blogging..this was a food post and a pic post will be alternated, u see :) lest I'll get back to my burrow and hibernate..

P.S- I was in fact getting in and out thrice a day to check ur comments..somehow i wanted it sooo badly and thought of u when I uploaded the pic, i swear!!...donno why!!!
yeah mangalakarama arambikalamennu than idea..manjal pillayar, sandhanam kumkumathode! :)

Tights hugs to you for the lovely wishes, nits :)

anu said...

Nice pic of the Mysore Bondas. looking yum and delicious.

nimsy said...

Tried your Mysore Bonda recipe out and they turned out really well.
You've even convinced me that they're not bad for my waistline! :)

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