Mysore Bonda Recipe (Healthy Pan Fried Recipe)

Fritter to dunk in chutney and savour

Archana Doshi
Mysore Bonda Recipe (Healthy Pan Fried Recipe)
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Mysore Bonda Recipe is a very traditional vada made from urad dal, that is spiced up with coconut, black pepper,, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. The Mysore Bonda is typically deep fried, but in this recipe, I have shown you how to pan fry them using the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan. You can serve these Mysore Bonda’s as a tea time snack along with a hot cup of coffee or Ginger Cardamom Chai.

Here are a few more snack recipes that you can also try

  1. Ambode Recipe (Karnataka Style Masala Vada)
  2. Oriya Kakharu Phula Bhaja Recipe
  3. Ratalu Pakora Recipe (Purple Yam Fritters)
  4. Malai Chickpea Kebab Recipe

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup White Urad Dal (Whole)
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped
  • Oil , for pan frying

How to make Mysore Bonda Recipe (Healthy Pan Fried Recipe)

  1. To begin making the Mysore Bonda Recipe, soak the urad dal completely immersed in water for about 2 hours.

  2. Once the dal is soaked, get the remaining ingredients ready and the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan ready as well.

  3. Drain all the excess water from the urad dal and grind it along with the green chilli adding very little water to make a smooth and yet thick bonda batter.

  4. Transfer the bonda batter into a large mixing bow, add the pounded peppercorns, salt, asafoetida and coriander leaves. Check the salt levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  5. Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan; add a teaspoon of oil into each of the cavities. Spoon the Mysore Bonda batter into each of the cavities and fill it 3/4th way through.

  6. Cover the pan and allow the top of the bonda's to steam and cook through. Once you notice the top of the bonda's are cooked through, then uncover the pan. From this stage onwards we will pan fry the bonda's in open.

  7. Flip the bonda's to cook on the other side. You can optionally add more oil to make the bonda's more crisp and browned evenly from all sides.

  8. Serve the Mysore Bonda's along with Coconut Chutney as a tea time snack along with a hot cup of coffee.