Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bonda -Dall

Bonda is a fried snack. Bondas are prepared with using Besan, Maida, Urid, Channa even Rava.
Bonda is also called as Pakodas.

Uddina bonda (Urid dal bonda) is very famous all over our country and the world wide. Uddina Vada, Dahi Vada or Punjabi Balla are name to some. These eatables contain Urid as main grain. Uddina ambode, Gojju Ambode (full round is meant to be Ambode). or Mosaru vada all these snacks are prepared using dal. These dishes are very famous in South Canara and in South India with little different name. Though these are oily food, people relish a lot and enoy eating these snacks. It has become a practice to serve bondas in festivals, some grand functions, feast and parties.

Urid Dal is used as a major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet. It is highly valued due to its numerous health benefits. Urid dal has protein, fat and carbohydrates which is required by the body. Urid dal is also rich in fibre which makes it easy to digest. Urid dal helps to reduce cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health.

Here is a Bonda -Dal recipe which is the favourite dish for many now a days. It is one of the favourite dish of Karnataka. Bonda is prepared and eaten with dal or Sambar which is prepared using lentils and simple  spices. It is also stomach filling. It can be eaten for snack or any time of the day.
Bonda - Dal can be enjoyed with whole family during holidays and get togethers and even at the party or as a starter. (Soup - Bonda). All age group will be surely enjoy eating Bonda - dal.

Recipe for :

Uddina  Bonda 
Things Needed : 
Urid dal : 2 Cups
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon
Pepper seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : required
Ingh : a pinch
Curry leaves : 15 to 20 leaves
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Table spoons.
Oil : 2 Cups

Ready to Serve Bonda Dal

Method :
1. Wash and soak urid dal and for 2 hours.
2. Wash and cut green chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Grate ginger.

3. Grind  urid dal using little water. ( The dough should be thick).

4. Now add cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and salt.

5. Keep a pan on the fire. Put oil to the pan and heat.
6. Add ingh, crushed pepper podds and mix the dough well

7.Now take a handful of dough and leave as small ball in the oil and fry.
7. Fry on the medium flame till they are golden brown and remove from the oil.
8. Put the uddina bonda on a tissue (Kitchen Paper towel).

9. Now put them in the serving bowl.

10. Serve with the Dal you have prepared.

11. At time you can prepare 6 to 8 bondas (small size).
12. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.

Note :

The ground dough should be thick. (Add little water while grinding). Watery dough may absorb lots of oil. You can also add jeera and coconut pieces. If the dough is watery try adding little rice powder. Adding more rice powder makes Bonda hard. Do not soak dal for more than 2 hours. 

Recipe for Dal

Method :

Wash and boil 1 cup of  Toor/Moong dal.
Wash and cut 2 tomatoes, green chilly. curry leaves and coriander leaves. ( quantity : as you wish). Now Keep a pan on the fire. Put a tea spoon of oil. Add 1/2 tea spoon of jeera and let jeera turn brown.  Add cut tomatoes, green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 20 to 30 seconds. Add cut ginger and put cooked toor dal. Add required water, turmeric powder and salt. Mix it nicely and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Put of the gas and shift the dal to a serving bowl.

Add 1 leamon juice and coriander leaves to the dal.

How to serve Bonda Dal

Fill the bowls with dal mixute and put 3 to 4 bondas and serve Hot Dal Bonda .

 Dal Bonda 

Serves : 5 to 6 
Time : 1 hour.



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