Healthy Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda Recipe - Spicy Tapioca Fritters
Crunchy, spicy and savoury Tapioca Bonda is a must try recipe. Serve these delicious Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda with a coconut chutney as a tea time snack or an after school snack.
Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda recipe is a traditional healthy South Indian style bonda recipe made from tapioca root. The bonda requires very few ingredients to prepare and is made healthy by pan frying it in less oil in a kuzhi paniyaram pan.
Tapioca roots are ground with ginger and garlic to make the bonda flavourful. Tapioca is a starchy tuber which is cholestrol free. It is high in dietary fiber and is easy to digest.
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- 280 grams Tapioca root
- 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 3 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, chopped
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for cooking
How to make Healthy Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda Recipe - Spicy Tapioca Fritters
To begin making the Healthy Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda Recipe - Spicy Tapioca Fritters, wash tapioca to remove mud. Peel off the outer skin and wash them again. Cut tapioca into small pieces.
Grind chopped tapioca with green chilies and ginger in a mixer grinder to smooth paste. Do not add water.
Transfer the paste to a bowl. Add finely chopped onion, asafoetida, coriander leaves, salt, besan and rice flour. Combine all the ingredients together and check the taste.
Make small balls of the bonda mixture. Heat paniyaram pan and add a few drops of oil in each cavity. Place the Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda balls into the cavities and pan fry them evenly until browned and crisp on both sides.
Cook on medium heat to make sure the tapioca root cooks well from the inside. For each batch, it took 10 mins to cook on low heat. Once done, remove the Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda from the pan and serve hot.
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