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vegetable bonda recipe - deep fried snack of stuffed mix veggies coated with gram flour batter.

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60minutes

bonda recipe with step by step photos – deep fried snack of stuffed mix veggies coated with gram flour batter (besan).

vegetable bonda recipe

veg bonda is a variation to the popular potato bonda recipe. as the name suggests mix veggies are added. to make these addictive snack, you can add your choice of mix veggies. i added carrots, potatoes and peas. i always add these three veggies. i do not add french beans as we do not prefer french beans in a veg bonda. if there is cauliflower, then i add some of it too. you can also add capsicum and beetroots.

this is also a no onion no garlic bonda recipe. if you want you can add onions or garlic. you can also check this mysore bonda recipe.

i prepare these veg bondas the same way i make potato bonda. i had made veg bonda some days back when it was raining. so took pics too. bonda is good evening snack one can enjoy during monsoons or in the winters.

serve bonda with coconut chutney or coriander chutney or tomato ketchup. i served with red chilli coconut chutney.

if you are looking for more veg snacks recipes then do check:

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veg bonda recipe

vegetable bonda recipe - deep fried snack of stuffed mix veggies coated with gram flour batter.
course snacks
cuisine south indian
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 1 hour
servings 3 to 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for cooking veggies:

  • 50 grams green peas or 1/3 cup green peas (matar)
  • 50 grams carrots or 1/3 cup chopped carrots or 1 small to medium sized carrot (gajar)
  • 150 grams potatoes or 2 medium sized potatoes, about 1 cup chopped potatoes
  • 1.5 cups water for pressure cooking

for tempering bonda:

  • ½ tablespoon oil (can use sunflower oil, peanut oil or sesame oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ teaspoon husked split black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 or 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped or 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves or 8 to 10 chopped, small to medium curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 to 3 pinches of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as required
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)

for veg bonda batter:

  • ¾ cup gram flour (besan)
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour (chawal ka atta)
  • 1 pinch turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • salt as required
  • cup water or add as required
  • 1 pinch of baking soda

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying

how to make veg bonda recipe

preparing veg stuffing for bonda recipe:

  1. take 1/3 cup chopped carrots, 1 cup chopped potatoes and 1/3 cup green peas in a pressure cooker. also add 1.5 cups water.
  2. pressure cook the veggies for 3 to 4 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes on medium flame. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and check the veggies. you can also cook or steam the veggies in a steamer or in a pan.
  3. drain well and keep the veggies in a bowl. use the stock in which the veggies were cooked to be added to soups, dals, curries or for kneading parathas. this stock can be kept in a covered mug or a jar and refrigerated for a couple of days.
  4. when the veggies are still hot or warm, mash them with a potato masher.
  5. heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. first add 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds.
  6. when the mustard seeds begin to crackle, then add 1/4 teaspoon urad dal.
  7. allow urad dal to get golden.
  8. once the urad dal gets golden, add 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, a pinch of asafoetida/hing, 1 tsp chopped curry leaves and 1 green chili, chopped.
  9. next add 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.
  10. on a low flame stir and mix well.
  11. then add the mashed veggies. mix the veggies with the rest of the tempering ingredients very well.
  12. season with salt as required. mix again very well.
  13. saute the mashed veggies for 1 to 2 minute on a low flame. if there is too much moisture, then you can cook the veggie mixture for a few more minutes.
  14. switch off the flame. add 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. mix well. check the taste and add more salt if required.
  15. now add 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. mix well and keep aside. take this mixture in a separate plate and let it cool down at room temperature before you start making the bondas.

making batter for bonda:

  1. in another bowl, take 3/4 cup besan, 3 tablespoons rice flour, a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of asafoetida/hing, 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder and salt as required.
  2. add 1/3 cup water and make a thick flowing batter.
  3. whisk to a smooth batter. break lumps if any with the wired whisk or spoon. check the taste and add more salt if required.
  4. now add a pinch of baking soda to the batter. you can skip adding baking soda if you want. mix very well and keep aside.

assembling and frying veg bonda:

  1. make small to medium sized balls from the veggie stuffing.
  2. also heat a kadai or a pan with oil for deep frying. check a small drop of batter in the oil. if it comes up gradually but steadily, then the oil is ready for the bondas to be fried.
  3. now take the veggie ball and dip it in the batter. gently coat it with the batter.
  4. place it gently in the hot oil.
  5. this way just before frying, dip each veggie ball in the batter and coat it well with the batter. do not over crowd the kadai. fry 2 to 4 bondas at a time. this will depend on the size of the kadai.
  6. on a medium flame, fry the bondas. when one side has become golden, turn over and fry the other side.

  7. fry veg bondas till crisp and golden all over.

  8. remove with a slotted spoon.
  9. drain bonda on kitchen paper towels to remove extra oil. prepare all veg bondas this way.

  10. serve veg bonda hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

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how to make veg bonda recipe:

preparing veg stuffing:

1. take ⅓ cup chopped carrots, 1 cup chopped potatoes and ⅓ cup green peas in a pressure cooker. also add 1.5 cups water.

veggies for veg bonda recipe

2. pressure cook the veggies for 3 to 4 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes on medium flame. when the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid and check the veggies. you can also cook or steam the veggies in a steamer or in a pan.

veggies to make veg bonda recipe

3. drain well and keep the veggies in a bowl. use the stock in which the veggies were cooked to be added to soups, dals, curries or for kneading parathas. this stock can be kept in a covered mug or a jar and refrigerated for a couple of days.

veggie to prepare veg bonda recipe

4. when the veggies are still hot or warm, mash them with a potato masher. do not make the mixture too pasty. some small chunks of carrots and peas are fine. 

veggie to prepare veg bonda recipe

5. heat ½ tablespoon oil in a frying pan. lower the flame and first add ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds.

preparing veg bonda recipe

6. when the mustard seeds begin to crackle, then add ¼ teaspoon urad dal.

urad dal for making veg bonda recipe

7. allow urad dal to get golden.

urad dal for making veg bonda recipe

8. once the urad dal gets golden, add 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, a pinch of asafoetida/hing, 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves and 1 green chili, chopped.

herbs for making veg bonda recipe

9. next add ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder (about 2 to 3 pinches of turmeric powder).

turmeric for making veg bonda recipe

10. on a low flame stir and mix well.

turmeric for making veg bonda recipe

11. then add the mashed veggies.

veggies for making veg bonda recipe

12. mix the veggies with the rest of the tempering ingredients very well.

veggies for making vegetable bonda recipe

13. season with salt as required. mix again very well.

salt for making vegetable bonda recipe

14. saute the mashed veggies for 1 to 2 minute on a low flame. if there is too much moisture, then you can cook the veggie mixture for a few more minutes.

veggie mixture for vegetable bonda recipe

15. switch off the flame. add ½ teaspoon lemon juice. mix well. check the taste and add more salt if required.

veggie mixture for vegetable bonda recipe

16. now add 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. mix well and keep aside. take this mixture in a separate plate and let it cool down at room temperature before you start making the bondas.

veggie mixture for vegetable bonda recipe

preparing batter for bonda:

17. in another bowl, take ¾ cup besan, 3 tablespoons rice flour, a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of asafoetida/hing, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder and salt as required.

batter for vegetable bonda recipe

18. add ⅓ cup water and make a thick flowing batter.

batter for vegetable bonda recipe

19. whisk to a smooth batter. break lumps if any with the wired whisk or spoon. check the taste and add more salt if required.

batter for vegetable bonda recipe

20. here is a pic showing the consistency of the batter. depending on the quality of besan, you can add less ore more water. if the batter becomes too thick, then add some water. if the batter gets a medium consistency or becomes thin, then add some more besan.

batter for making veg bonda recipe

21. now add a pinch of baking soda to the batter. you can skip adding baking soda if you want. mix very well and keep aside.

batter for making veg bonda recipe

assembling and frying bonda:

22. make small to medium sized balls from the veggie stuffing.

making veg bonda recipe

23. also heat a kadai or a pan with oil for deep frying. check a small drop of batter in the oil. if it comes up gradually but steadily, then the oil is ready for the bondas to be fried.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

24. now take the veggie ball and dip it in the batter. gently coat it with the batter.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

25. place the bonda gently in the hot oil.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

26. this way just before frying, dip each veggie ball in the batter and coat it well with the batter. do not over crowd the kadai. fry 2 to 4 bondas at a time. this will depend on the size of the kadai.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

27. on a medium flame, fry the veg bondas. when one side has become golden, turn over and fry the other side.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

28. fry veg bondas till crisp and golden all over.

frying bonda - veg bonda recipe

29. remove the fried bonda with a slotted spoon.

veg bonda recipe

30. drain fried bondas on kitchen paper towels to remove extra oil. prepare all veg bondas this way.

veg bonda recipe, vegetable bonda recipe

31. serve veg bonda hot with coconut chutney or mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

veg bonda recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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4 comments/reviews

  1. superb recipe

    • thanks devi.

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe. I was looking for it all the while.I have tried most of your recipes and they are always a hit.does making me call a perfect cook by all.thanks a lot and god bless you. 🙂

    • pleased to know this priya, thanks for your kind words and good wishes. god bless you too.

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