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Spicy Vegetable Balls or Vegetable Bonda Recipe

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Vegetable Bonda

Vegetable Bonda

Veg Bondas are Healthy and Delicious Fried Snacks

Vegetable bonda (vegetable balls) are spicy snacks made of mixed vegetables in chickpea flour batter.

These bondas are awesome to munch on rainy days and cold evenings. The bonda is a little smaller than a tennis ball. If you open it with your fork, you'll see it is full of vegetables mixed with spices. The chickpea flour batter forms the outer covering. The whole combination is very delicious.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

8-10 bondas

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup potato, boiled, mashed
  • 1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup french beans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red, yellow, or green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp maida, use only if you need it for binding the vegetables
  • 1 1 /2 cup chickpea flour, for batter
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp for vegetable mix, 1/2 tsp for batter
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Put the chickpea flour in a mixing bowl. Add red chili powder, carom seeds, and half the salt. Pour in a glass of water. Mix well, so that there are no lumps in the batter. You want a thick consistency.
  2. Put the cooked vegetables and the mashed potatoes in another mixing bowl. Add the red chili powder, garam masala powder, and the other half of the salt. You should be able to make medium-firm balls with this. If it's too loose or wet, add a spoon of plain flour to adjust the consistency. Prepare fist-sized balls of the dough.
  3. Dip the balls in the batter, then fry them in medium-hot oil for 4-5 minutes or till they are golden brown. Remove them to a paper towel to absorb the excess oil from the bonda/balls. Repeat the procedure for all of the balls.
  4. Serve hot vegetable balls with tomato sauce, green coriander chutney, or with a dip. Enjoy!

Step-by-Step Photos

Vegetables used for the bonda.

Vegetables used for the bonda.

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raw balls and the batter

raw balls and the batter

Hot Vegetable bondas

Hot Vegetable bondas