My 237th recipe, "Sweet Bonda | Vellam Bonda | Banana Wheat Fritter", a super easy and delicious evening snack. Deep fried goodness with the flavor of banana and cardamom adding a magical touch. Bonda is a class of snacks / popular street food famous in South India, specifically Tamil Nadu. While it is perfect to have it any time of the day, it is best served as a tasty evening snack / coffee time snack.
It is so astonishing to see how the rain is lashing out in Chennai with back to back storms. Feeling so sorry for my family and friends who are affected. I can only pray and hope that the situation gets better. However, it was not like this when I was in Chennai.
I always have fond memories associated with rain. I loved riding my two wheeler during rain and getting drenched completely. And once I get back home, I would love to sit down by the window watching it. My mom would welcome me back home with a cup of hot chai and a hot snack. It was life at its best.
While there are varieties of bonda out there, this Sweet Bonda was one of those tasty snack my mom made often. The good thing about this sweet bonda recipe is that it uses all ingredients you would usually have in your pantry. You need not go searching for any of the ingredients during the rain. Sweet Bonda
It is super simple to make too. And needs less time to prepare. Also while other deep fried snacks are usually unhealthy this one can be considered healthy. For the use of Whole Wheat flour as the main ingredient and use of jaggery instead of refined white sugar.
You just need about 10 mins to mix everything together and have the first batch of hot bondas on the plate. And the banana mixed with ginger and cardamom powder makes the whole house smell fragrant while the bonda is frying. This sweet bonda itself is slight crisp on the outside and soft and spongy in the inside. Just perfect to have alongside a hot cup of chai or filter coffee 🙂
If you prefer a savory evening snack recipe, refer below for some of my other delicious bonda recipes
- Aloo Bonda Recipe | Potato Bonda | Vegetable Bonda
- Goli Bajje | Mangalore Bonda | Maida Bonda
- Urad Dal Bonda | Mysore Bonda
- Cabbage Onion Bonda
- Punugulu | Leftover Idli Batter Bonda
- 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- ¼ Cup Rice Flour
- a large pinch Salt
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Dry ginger powder
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
- ¾ cup Jaggery (Adjust per taste)
- 1 large Ripe Banana
- Oil - For Frying
- First add all the dry ingredients from whole wheat flour to the cardamom powder to a clean mixing bowl. Mix until combined well.
- In a small pan, heat the jaggery along with about ½ Cup of water. Once the jaggery is completely dissolved, strain it using a metal mesh filter to remove the dirt. Add the jaggery syrup to the flour mixture.
- Smash the banana using your hands and add to the flour mixture. Add sufficient water (about ½ cup) and mix everything together into a smooth and thick batter.
- Heat oil in a pan for frying. Once hot, turn the flame to medium. Take a small portion of the batter, roughly shape it into a round ball and drop it into the hot oil and fry until nicely golden brown. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on paper towels. Repeat for the remaining batter.
- Enjoy hot.