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Sweet Wheat Bonda is one of our favourite evening tea time snack. It can be prepared easily with few ingredients that is usually present in our kitchen and it tastes great. In Kerala it is quite common to see these in tea stalls and school canteens. It is quite filling and is usually given by moms to their kids after school (naalu mani palagaaram).
These sweet bondas made with whole wheat flour are locally known as Undan Pori. These are big fried dough balls which are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Eating a couple of these with a cup of Chai will fill up your tummy. In this page, let's see how to make this bonda.
Recipe for Sweet Wheat Bonda
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4
- Wheat flour - 1 cup
- Grated jaggery or white sugar - 1/2 cup
- Fully ripe banana (mashed) - 3 medium size or 2 big
- Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - a pinch
- Water - as necessary
- Oil - for deep frying
- In a pan, heat 1/4 cup of water and add the grated jaggery and bring it to boil. Then sieve it using a metal sieve to remove the dirt inside it. You can skip the step if you are using white sugar instead of jaggery.
- In a blender or using a fork mash the bananas.
- In a wide mouth vessel, take the wheat flour, sugar or jaggery, mashed bananas, cardamom powder, baking powder, salt and water. Mix it well. Adjust the sweetness at this stage by adding additional jaggery or sugar if needed.
- The prepared batter must look like a thick paste. Keep it aside for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- In a kadai, heat oil. When it gets heated enough, make small balls from the prepared batter and drop them carefully inside the oil. Try not to splash the oil.
- Cook on low to medium heat so that the middle portion also cooks well.
- When the balls become golden brown colour on all sides, carefully remove from the pan. The wheat bonda is ready to serve with a cup of tea.
- You can also add little bit cut coconut pieces while making the batter. It's optional.
- The banana has to be really fully ripe, as it gives nice taste to the bonda.
- Wet your hands with water or oil before you make the balls and drop in the heated oil. This prevents the batter from sticking to your hand.
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