Bonda is a South Indian deep fried dish usually served for breakfast with chutney.This is not mysore bonda for which the procedure,taste and texture is different.This is not punugu also,for which the batter is allowed to ferment lightly. I made this for a friends baby shower and I quickly called my mom to get the recipe, everyone loved it.
Preparation time:60 minutes
Serves:100 bondas

2 pounds(3 cups urad dal) soaked in water overnight
1 1/2 cup grated dry coconut
1 1/3 cup rice flour
2 spoons black pepper powder
10 green chili finely minced
1 cup diced onion(optional)
1 cup cilantro leaves chopped
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons yogurt
oil for deep frying

1.Grind the soaked urad dal to a smooth paste only adding enough water to be able to grind it.

2.Take all the ingredients(except oil) in a bowl and mix well,adjust salt.The batter should not be runny,you wont need to add water to the batter.

3.Heat oil for frying and gently drop a lemon sized dough ball into the oil and fry on a medium to medium low heat,adjusting as you go until golden brown.Repeat for all the dough.

If your batter is runny,you will end up with damp centers when you fry them.
You can also add chopped curry leaves,cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste to the batter for more flavor.
Serve with your favorite chutneys like tomato peanut chutney, peanut chutney, coconut chutney etc


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