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Urad Dal Bonda

Urad dal Bonda is a snack and made with split black gram and few spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Soaking Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal


  • 2 cups Urad dal split black gram
  • 2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to tatse
  • Oil for deep frying 2-3 cup


  • Soak the Urad dal for about 4 hours.
  • Drain the water from urad dal and blend it to a smooth consistency using very little water until the batter is very thick.
  • Pour the batter in a big bowl and add salt, ginger, cilantro, curry leaves, green chilies, and mix thoroughly.
  • Place a pan with oil ( about 2 - 3 cups) over medium heat for deep frying.
  • When the oil is hot, pour about a tablespoon of the batter in the oil. You can add about 8 to 10 tablespoon of the batter in one batch. For an aesthetic appeal, make sure the batter is spherical when you drop it in the hot oil.
  • Remove from the oil when the bonda turns golden brown.
  • Urad dal bonda is ready! Serve hot with coconut chutney.


  • If your batter turned out to be thinner, add few tablespoons of rice flour. 
Note: The nutrition values I show here are my best estimates. Please be sure to check your preferred nutrition calculator, if you are relying on accurate calculations in your diet.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg