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How to make the perfect bonda soup

It can be a nice hot pot breakfast for weekends or a lazy dinner for weekdays.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | July 2, 2020 10:30:41 pm
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Bonda soup, a special dish from Karnataka, is made of urad dal pakodas dipped in hot watery moong dal, which forms the soup base. Though the fritter is usually deep-fried in oil, if you are looking for a healthy alternative, you can also pan-fry or air fry it. The protein-rich moong dal made with tempering of curry leaves and mustard seeds makes it perfect for the monsoons, when people are generally prone to seasonal flu or the common cold.

It can be a nice hot pot breakfast for weekends or a lazy dinner for weekdays.

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How to make the perfect bonda soup Let's make bonda first to make this you will be needing 1 cup of urad daal soak it for 2 hours in water After 2 drain off the water and put in mixer grinder Blend it till it turns out to be a thick batter and then beat it for another 3-4 minutes to make this fluffy batter Now you'll be adding 2 finely chopped chillies 1 inch of ginger Add a few kadi patta ( curry leaves) Add a few coriander leaves Half tbsp of pepper 2 tbsp of dry coconut Salt 3/4th TSP Mix it up It turns into fluffy batter Now make ball size shaped pakora of it and fry it till it turns brown. Now to make the daal soup Take 3/4th cup moong daal Ginger 1 TSP Chilli 3 slit Tomato 1 finely chopped Turmeric 1/4th TSP Oil 1 TSP Salt halft TSP Water 2.5 cups Mix Give it a whistle To make the tadka Take 3 tbsp oil 1 tbsp mustard Cumin 1 TSP A pinch of hing Curry leaves few Moong daal mix to be now added Mix Add 3 cups of water Half TSP of salt and mix Boil for 1 minute and it's ready. Now but the bond first and then the daal soup add onions and your soup is now ready #Thegreatindianfoodie

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Ingredients for bonda

1 cup – Urad daal
2 – Chillies
1 inch – Ginger
A few curry leaves
A few coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp – Pepper
2 tbsp – Dry coconut
Salt to taste


* Soak urad dal for two hours in water. After draining the water, put in a mixer grinder until it turns into a thick paste.

* Add finely chopped chillies, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves, pepper, dry coconut and mix it well.

* Fry the pakoda balls until it turns brown.

Ingredients for moong dal soup

3/4 cup – Moong daal
1 TSP – Ginger
3 slit – Chilli
1 – Tomato (chopped0
1/4th tsp – Turmeric
1 tsp – Oil
Salt to taste
2 1/5 cups – Water
Give it a whistle


* Add all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook it until it gives a whistle.

For tempering dal

3 tbsp – Oil
1 tbsp – Mustard
1 tsp – Cumin
A pinch of hing
Few curry leaves


* In a seperate pan, add mustard seeds, cumin, a pinch of hing, a few curry leaves to hot oil.

* Mix dal with three cups of water, add some salt and mix it.

* Boil for one minute and the soup is ready.

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