- Submitted by Dahlia
(Ande ke Pakore, Muttai Bajji, Hard Boiled Egg Fried Dumplings)
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Egg Bonda, also known locally as Muttai Bonda is a tea time snack from Tamil Nadu. Hard boiled eggs are coated with a batter made of gram flour and then deep fried. The outer spicy coating becomes crispy but the eggs inside remain soft. This texture variation makes it a great snack. It is quite filling as it is made with eggs.
Egg Bondas can be prepared quickly. One of my aunt prepares this whenever we go to their house. She boils the eggs only after we go but in no time she would serve us hot crispy bonda. I also had another friend in US who often made these for potlucks. I have had these bondas so many times during get togethers. Today I make these because my kids love them. So here is how I make them.
Recipe for Egg Bonda
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Eggs - 4 to 6
- Gram flour (Besan) - 1/2 cup
- Rice flour (or Corn flour) - 2 tbsp
- Red chili powder - 1 tsp
- Baking soda - 1 pinch
- Salt – to taste
- Water - as required
- Oil - as required for frying
- Hard boil the eggs in some water. Peel the eggs, cut into half and keep aside.
- Mix the gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Add little water and mix to make a smooth paste without any lumps. Add some additional water to make a thick batter.
- Heat oil in kadai. Take one half of the egg, dip into the batter to coat it completely. Only if the batter is thick, it will form a nice coating.
- Gently drop the eggs one by one in the hot oil. Add 1 or 2 depending on the size of your kadai. Fry in medium flame till the coating becomes golden brown and crispy.
- Drain excess oil in a paper towel and serve immediately.
Serving Egg Bonda
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