Idli Batter Bonda

My granny used to prepare this instant snack when we come back from school. I don’t know if she learnt this recipe from someone, but there seems a widely practiced recipe called ‘punugulu’ in Andhra which is the same as what my granny used to make. These are tasty, crispy and quick snacks for rainy days and unexpected guests.


1.       Idli batter – 1 cup
2.       Onion – 1 cup finely chopped
3.       Green chilies – 2 finely chopped
4.       Asafoetida – 1 pinch
5.       Baking soda – 1 pinch
6.       Salt as required
7.       Oil for deep frying


Step 1: Take idli batter in a bowl and mix with it all the ingredients except oil.
Step 2: Heat oil in a deep kadai.
Step 3: Now, either with spoon or with your hand pour around 6-8 small portions of  
           batter in hot oil and fry them on both sides until golden brown.
Step 4: Drain oil and take out the bondas and repeat until entire batter is over.
Step 5: Serve hot with green chutney or coconut chutney.

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