Mysore Bonda-South Indian Snack

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Oct. 31, 2017

An awesome snack from the ever-busy kitchens of Mysore, the Mysore Bonda is a deep-fried fritter made of plain flour, rice flour and curds, perked up with a range of appropriate taste givers like ginger and green chillies. This traditional snack, a specialty of Karnataka, has a beautifully reddish-golden hue, a crisp outer surface and a super-soft inner core, somewhat like bread. It tastes wonderful whens served hot with chutney, and a cup of hot milky filter coffee!


Curd 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (dahi)
Plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (maida)
Rice flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (chawal ka atta)
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
Finely chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon (adrak)
Finely chopped green chillies 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander 1/4 Teaspoon (dhania)
Baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. Combine the curds and 1/2 cup of water in a deep bowl and whisk well.

2. Combine all the ingredients, including the curd-water mixture in a deep bowl and mix very well using your hands.

3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, shape each portion into a round using your hands and deep-fry, a few at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.


4.Serve immediately with coconut chutney or green chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 5