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Sweet Bonda | Vellam Bonda | Banana Wheat Fritter

Sweet Bonda | Vellam Bonda | Banana Wheat Fritter

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.

sweet bonda

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.

Sweet Bonda

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

Sweet Bonda

Revathi Palani
Sweet Bonda is an easy to make South Indian evening snack made with wheat flour and flavored with banana, cardamom and ginger powders.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 25

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Flour
  • a large pinch Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Dry ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery (Adjust per taste)
  • 1 large Ripe Banana
  • Oil – For Frying

Instructions
 

  • 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 1/2 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 1/2 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.  

Notes | FAQ

– Banana should be very ripe to get the best flavor. However, you can also skip it if you want.
– Fry the bonda in batches and in medium flame to ensure that the oil temperature is maintained the the center of the bondas gets a chance to get cooked.
– Color of the bondas would depend on the color of your jaggery. If jaggery is light colored, your bondas will be golden. If the color of jaggery is darker, you will get the perfect dark brown color for the bonda.
– Adjust the water quantity based on the right thickness for the batter. The batter should not be very thick or else the bonda will turn out hard. The batter should not be very thin or else the bonda will absorb more oil. Batter consistency is the key here. So add little water at a time and mix until you get a smooth batter. 
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Tin

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Which banana is used?robusta or plantain

revifood

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Tin, just any regular banana is fine for the recipe. Just make sure to use a ripe one.

Alboni

Saturday 21st of January 2017

Lovely bonda, perfectly fried....

revifood

Saturday 21st of January 2017

Thanks Alboni :-)

Mahi

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Thanks, can I use suger for sweet

revifood

Thursday 24th of November 2016

Yes Mahi, but the color, texture and flavor will differ.

kushi

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

oh my! That looks super delicious and amazing clicks!

revifood

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Thanks Kushi.. Thats so nice of you :-)

Traditionally Modern Food

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Bonda looks delicious..love it

revifood

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

Thanks Vidya :-)

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