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Medhu Bonda Recipe

Medhu bonda, Bonda can be made in several ways, this one is an easy instant version with simple ingredients, you can whip up within minutes and tastes wonderful. Quick video, step by step pictures post.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 bite size bondas


  • ½ cup Besan Kadalai mavu/ chana dal flour, measure heaped
  • 2 tablespoon Rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon Rava/ semolina
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves– 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • ⅛ tsp Cooking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped
  • Salt – as needed
  • 1 tablespoon Hot oil
  • Oil – to deep fry


  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients (except the oil to deep fry) with ½ cup of water.
  • For me ½ cup water was just right, depending on the besan/ rice flour texture, adjust the water consistency as needed to make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil and you can either use a spoon or your hand to make small bondas in oil.
  • Cook both sides in medium or low flame.
  • Drain in paper towel once the bonda is cooked from inside and golden in colour.



  • Making small sized bondas and cooking in low or medium flame ensures cooking from inside.
  • Also cooking soda is important to make it cooked from inside.
  • Adding rava and hot oil adds a nice crisp to the bondas.
  • If the water content is less, the bonda will turn hard and dry.