mysore bonda

Mysore bonda recipe

Updated: August 10, 2022, By Swasthi, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Mysore bonda recipe – Crisp fried, fluffy and light snack. Mysore bonda is one of the popular snacks served in tiffin centers in Karnataka & Andhra. Bondas are made with stuffings like potato mixture or mix vegetables. But these are plain bondas that are lightly spiced but turn out crisp with a soft, fluffy and light texture inside.

mysore bonda recipe

Mysore bonda is made with maida or all-purpose flour. But I have used wheat flour or atta here. The taste and texture of these is good & fluffy even when made with wheat flour.

There is a nutty flavor that comes from the atta. Yogurt and soda are the ingredients that make these light.

If you do not like the nutty flavour then you can make these with maida. For health reasons, do choose organic all-purpose flour or at least unbleached flour.

Mysore bonda is similar to goli baje from the Mangalorean cuisine. These are usually served with coconut chutney. However they go well with any chutney or even with tiffin sambar.

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1. Add 1 cup flour to a mixing bowl. I have used atta, you can also use maida. Please note that the flavor of atta is prominent in these bondas. We like it so i use atta.

adding wheat flour to mixing bowl for mysore bonda recipe

2. Add rice flour and soda.

adding soda to flour to make mysore bonda

3. Add salt. I added half tsp sea salt.

adding salt to flour to make mysore bonda

4. Add cumin, green chili and ginger.

adding chillies & spices to make mysore bonda

5. Add finely chopped onions or coconut. Also add chopped coriander leaves.

adding onions coconut coriander to make mysore bonda batter

6. Mix them up once. Add curd.

adding curd to make mysore bonda batter

7. Pour water.

pouring water to make instant mysore bonda batter

8. Make a thick batter. Sprinkle more water or curd if needed.

making mysore bonda batter

9. It must not be of pouring consistency but of drop consistency. Keep the batter aside till the oil heats up.

checking consistency of mysore bonda batter

How to make mysore bonda

10. Check if the oil is hot by dropping a small portion of batter. It must steadily rise and not sink. Regulate the flame to medium high. It must not be low or too high.

11. When the oil is hot, take about 1 tbsp batter. Shape it gently and drop in hot oil.

dropping batter to hot oil

12. They will puff up in few seconds. Keep stirring and fry on a medium flame.

frying mysore bonda on a medium heat

13. Mysore bonda takes little longer to fry than other fritters. Fry them until crisp and golden.

draining mysore bonda from oil

14. Remove them to tissue.

removing mysore bonda to a kitchen tissue

Mysore bonda is best served hot with a chutney.

mysore bonda

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Mysore bonda recipe

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Bonda are a deep fried snack food from Karnataka cuisine. These are served with some chutney or sambar.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1 cup wheat flour ( or maida or organic all purpose flour)
  • ¼ cup rice flour (or 4 tbsp corn flour)
  • ½ tsp baking soda (cooking soda)
  • ½ tsp salt (or as needed)
  • ½ cup curd (plain yogurt or dahi)(slightly sour works well)
  • 3 to 4 tbsps water (use more if needed)
  • ½ tsp cumin (or jeera)
  • 1 tbsp onions ( or coconut fine chopped)
  • 1 to 2 green chili (deseeded and chopped)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp ginger (chopped or grated)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves or cilantro (chopped finely)
  • oil (for deep frying)


Preparation for bonda

  • Add flour, rice flour, salt, soda, jeera to a mixing bowl,
  • Add chopped onions, chilies, coriander leaves and ginger.
  • Pour curd and 3 tbsps water.
  • Mix well to make a thick batter of dropping consistency. The batter must not be of pouring consistency.
  • If needed sprinkle more water or curd. Keep the batter aside until the oil turns hot.

How to make mysore bonda

  • Heat oil in a deep fry pan.
  • Check if the oil is hot by dropping a small portion of the batter to the oil.
  • Batter has to rise steadily and not sink.
  • Shape 1 tbps of batter in between your fingers. Drop them in oil.
  • Regulate the flame to medium and keep stirring to cook evenly.
  • These bondas usually take some time to fry well and get cooked inside. So keep stirring and fry.
  • When they turn crisp and golden, remove them to a plate.
  • Serve mysore bonda with chutney or sambar.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.


NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Mysore bonda recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi mam. Can we store the batter for future use too? I have a kid who loves bonda but i cannot make it everytime from the start. Can i store the batter and fry them when required?

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Can I make these vadas in a paddu mould?

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These Mysore bonda were a blast at the party. So crisp even after cooling down. Thank you for the recipe

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Your recipes are amazing. We never got to eat mysore bonda much because they are made with white flour. Tried your recipe with wheat flour and have been making them at least twice a month. These Mysore bondas are our favorite at home. Thank you

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Thanks for this recipe. This was such a welcoming change.

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Thank you for sharing the recipe, came out really well

Hi swasthi….
Thank you for the recipe…
I made it today, but they did not come as soft… They were little hard…. Followed the instructions…. Where did I go wrong???

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I have been wanting to make these since a long time but all the recipes i came across use maida,which i normally avoid. This was the first recipe which used wheat flour and it turned out abolutely amazing. They were so tasty that it was polished off in no time.Thanks for sharing.

Did exactly method from the instructions. The bondas soaked up so much of oil. It was so unhealthy. Unsure if this is how mysore bondas are supposed to be. Taste was good just a feedback from my experience.

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Mysore bonda is really a delicious snack …
I made it seeing this recipe it was really very tasty everyone loved it.. ??

Can we make without soda

If you are trying it without soda then i think you should keep the batter ready before 2-3 hours…

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Tried it , turned out really good.
Just mention how many minutes to fry the bondas.
Thanks a lot

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Hi Swasthi.
This is a really easy and forgiving recipe. I used maida and since I didn’t have rice flour, I substituted glutenfree flour (GF flour has rice flour in it). Turned out really awesome. Thank you for this recipe.

Can I make mysore bajji using air fryer?

Hi! I was wondering, in the directions it says to add green chili but in the recipe it doesn’t list this and doesn’t give an amount. How much green chili should there be? Thanks!

.. Iam from hyderabad…. I want to know… Whether I have to leave the batter for a while before frying…. And one more thing… Rice flour is not available.. Then what is the replacement of rice flour…..
Plz help me..
With Regards… ?

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I tried it today and they turned out super delicious. We all liked it very much. It didn’t absorb oil at all and they were very flaky inside. Thanks for posting wonderful recipes. The best thing is your tips. They are very helpful.

Whenever I want to cook something I am directly searching in your website. Till now I have never prepared Gutti Vankaya gravy curry. I am so used to dry version that I never thought of making it. But now I am going to try gravy version and will post you soon.

Happy Dussehra to you all and have a wonderful day Swasthi!

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Hi… Mam. I like ur recipes so much…. If i hav any dought in cooking i just follow ur recipes in my home…. Love u so much ur recipes… Really superb i means a lot mam… Thank u

Hi, mysore bonda came out well,but oil observed more while frying, what’s my fault?

Thank you?