Medhu Bonda

Medhu bonda | மெது போண்டா
Medhu bonda recipe| medhu pakoda recipe with video and step by step pictures, deep fried tea time snack served in local tea shops in Tamil nadu. Pakoda | bonda are always a super hit accompaniment with tea. Generally we make crispy onion pakoda | vengaya pakoda at home for tea time snacks. This medhu bonda recipe is a softer one and we can see this on the road side tea shops around Tamil nadu. For the past 2 weeks i was on a vacation and traveled to my home town Madurai, for a couple of days and to Trichy for 2 days. The trip brought back memories of child hood. Inspired by the tea shop bondas in the local shops, i came up with the recipe of Medhu bonda recipe. Do check out my
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 Video on how to make Medhu bonda

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Chop the onions finely.
  • Slit the green chili or chop them finely.
  • In a wide bowl, add the besan flour, rice flour, green chilli, onions, curry leaves and cooking soda.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil and once it is hot add this to the bowl.
  • Add salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Sprinkle water little by little to make a thick mixture. Let it not be too thick nor too dry as we make for onion pakodas.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, bring the flame to medium.
  • Wet your hands in water and take a small portion of the bonda mixture.
  • Make roundels.
  • Put this into hot oil. Do not overcrowd the pan. 
  • Always cook the bondas in medium heat, else it will not get cooked inside. 
  • Once it becomes golden brown, and cooked on both sides, take it out from oil.
  • Drain excess oil if any, in a kitchen towel. This bonda didn’t absorb much oil. 
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the batter.
  • The bondas will be soft and stays soft even after few hours.

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