Mysore Bajji Recipe | Mysore Bonda Recipe

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As the name suggests, this variety of ‘bonda’ /bajji originated in the city of Mysore. Bonda is the name given to fried fritters. It is also called ulundu boonda because it is made with Urad daal (black gram). Bonda is often confused with medu vada as the base ingredient is the same. The difference comes in a couple of little things. Medu vada necessarily has a hole in the centre that gives it its characteristic appearance. Mysore bonda, on the other hand, is round and fluffy. The batter also has fresh coconut and coarsely ground pepper to make it flavoursome. Also add finely chopped green chilles and ginger to make the taste better. To make this, you need to soak the urad daal overnight and make it into a fine paste without adding too much water. If you batter has extra water, it will make the bondas absorb more oil.

The best accompaniment for Mysore bonda is coconut chutney. If you don’t have the time to grate coconuts, you can also opt for a peanut chutney. Because this is a south Indian snack, don’t forget to  serve filter coffee at the end of it. It is perfect for a rainy day but we would say it works for other days too.

How to make Mysore Bonda
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Mysore Bonda

Mysore Boonda is very popular street snack as well a breakfast item. It is quite similar to Medu Wadas,with the difference being in the shape and a few key seasoning ingredients, majorly being the addition of coconut.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 339 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 1 cup Urad Dal (washed and soaked overnight)
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns (coarsely crushed)
  • 1 inch Ginger Piece (grated)
  • 2 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Coconut (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 cups Oil (for deep frying)
  • Coconut Chutney (to serve)


  1. Drain the dal and place in a mixer jar.
    Moong Dal for Mysore Bonda
  2. Grind to a smooth and fluffy paste.

  3. Add rice flour, salt, hing, grated ginger, green chillies, salt, black peppercorns and coconut pieces.

  4. Whip it very well with a balloon whisk as this incorporates air in the mixture and makes the bondas airy and light while frying.

    Mysore Bonda step by step
  5. Keep the oil for heating in a thick bottom pan on medium flame.

  6. To check the right temperature for frying, drop a little batter in it. If it comes to the surface instantly, the oil is ready.

  7. Take a tablespoon of the batter in the palm and gently shape it as a ball.

    Mysore Bonda cooking process
  8. If unable to shape bondas, just drop a heaped tablespoon of the batter into the oil.

  9. Slide it into the hot oil and let it fry on medium to low flame.

  10. Depending on the size of the bonda, let it fry till the color changes to light golden brown all over.

    Mysore Bonda
  11. Do not fry only on medium flame else it might remain raw in the center.

  12. Adjust heat to medium-low, on and off.

  13. Fry 2 to 3 bondas in one go.

  14. Ready all the bondas in batches and serve hot with coconut chutney.

    Mysore Bonda Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Mysore Bonda
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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