This is also called Mysore bonda.  It is a popular snack item in all South Indian hotels as evening time snack, followed by a filter coffee.

ulundu bonda


Urad dal               1 cup

Rice flour              4 to 5 tbsp

Whole pepper    ¼ spoon

Hing                         ¼ spoon

Green chilly         1 big

Salt                           as required

Curry leaf              1 strip

Coconut                  small piece

Cooking oil            as required for deep frying


  • Soak urad dal for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind with little or no water.
  • Crush the pepper and chop the coconut piece and green chilly, finely.
  • Mix all items together very well(except oil).
  • Adjust rice flour quantity according to the consistency of the dough..i.e.,add more if dough is loose else add less.
  • Heat oil, make balls of dough (as shown in pic), drop gently in the oil, turn side after one side is fried.
  • Take out once golden and enjoy with or without chutney.

Note: Using crushed pepper or a combination of little crushed pepper and pepper powder is purely your choice.





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