Mysore bonda is a popular South Indian snack that requires very few ingredients. This mouthwatering snack is prepared with urad dal, onion, green chillies, crushed pepper etc.. The ingredients are well combined to make a thick batter and later deep fried to prepare crispy fritters. Any hot coconut chutney as accompaniment makes a good choice. These fluffy bondas are commonly served with coconut chutney but it tastes very well as such without an accompaniment. Rice flour is added to Mysore Bonda for attaining the desired crispiness. These awesome snacks are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Serve the delightful treats for any party or you can also serve the dish for tea time. You will comes across many versions of Mysore Bonda, each reflecting their regions of origin. There are variations made with maida, yogurt, flavorful seasonings etc. which are quite popular in regions of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.
Mysore Bajji is my favorite version with lentils as the basic ingredient plus flavorful seasonings and herbs. The prepared batter is similar to Medu Vada, but the difference is in the shapes. Medu Vada is donut shaped while Mysore Bonda is round in shape. These also make great weekend casual breakfast dishes. Now a few vital points to consider. It’s good to soak urad dal the previous night. Also while grinding, do not add too much water. If you feel that it has become watery, adding raw rice flour makes it dense. Grind to a smooth, thick and fluffy batter so the fritters will be perfect. Urad dal is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. Mysore Bonda is wholesome and healthy and remember to serve it hot. You can explore a well detailed Mysore Bajji recipe here. Enjoy the delicious evening snack.