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Puli Bongaralu (Masala Bonda)

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A delicious Andhra style bonda variety.

Puli Bongaralu or Masala Bonda is a Andhra special variation to the popular Bonda. Made with rice flour, urad dal and spices, this makes for a tasty evening snack for kids and adults.

Masala Bonda


Masala Bonda
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Puli Bongaralu (Masala Bonda)

A delicious Andhra style bonda variety.
Prep Time1 day
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 day 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian


  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger chopped
  • 1 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • as per taste Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Chana Dal
  • for frying Oil

For Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Urad Dal
  • a small pinch Asafoetida Powder


  • Boil half the rice flour with a little water.
  • Mix with the remaining half and keep aside for 24 hours.
  • Soak urad dal for 4 hours.
  • Drain and grind to a fine paste, adding little water if required.
  • Mix the rice and ground dal together with curry leaves, onions, green chillies, ginger and salt.
  • Soak chana dal for 1 hour and add it to the mixture.
  • Fry the seasoning ingredients in 1 tblsp oil and add it to the rice dal mixture.
  • Take small walnut sized portions and shape into 2 inch rounds.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry these rounds (bondas) till golden brown over medium heat.
  • Serve hot.


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