August 6, 2015

Jowar / White Cholam / Sorghum Bonda

Traditionally millets have been used for both staple and snacks. Only recently the trend has changed. Chola Bonda is one such old millet recipe which had been prepared at villages for a long time. This is grandmother’s recipe who used to prepare this for us whenever I went to her house during my childhood.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Snacks
Preparation Time: 30 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Serves: 4
Jowar/Sorghum/White Cholam
1 cups
Barboiled Idli Rice
1 cup
Urad Dal
½ cup
Chopped onion
½ cup
Green chillies
Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp
Curry leaves
1 spring
Coriander Leaves
To taste
For deep fry

1. Wash and soak the jowar and rice together for 5 -6 hours. Wash and soak the urad for 2 hours.
2. Grind the jowar and rice mixture into fine and thick paste using the mixer or grinder with little water.
3. We cannot grind it into very thick paste like chapathi dough. So spread the paste on the kitchen cloth and remove the excess water from it. Now it becomes thick dough like chapathi dough.
4. Meanwhile, grind the urad  dal into thick batter with little water, like urad dal vada consistency.
5. Now mix the urad dal batter and jowar dough with salt. Mix them well. Now you can get bonda batter consistency. [now the batter should fall like a ball]
6. Then add the cumin seeds, chopped onion, chopped green chillies, chopped curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Mix them well and bonda batter is ready.
7. Heat the oil in a pan, wet the hands with water and drop  gooseberry size balls into the hot oil. [ put pinch of the batter into oil, it should come up immediately if the oil temperature is correct]
8. Fry them well on all sides till they become golden color and crisp.
9. Take it out from the oil and drain it completely. Keep it on the kitchen tissue to absorb the excess oil.
  Healthy and yummy evening tea time snack is ready to serve. Serve it with nattu sakarai is the best combo for this bonda.

Click the recipe names for more Jowar Recipes:
1. Jowar Idli
2. Jowar Paniyaram
3. Jowar Dosai
4. Multigrain Dosai


Gauri said...

We make urad daal or moon daal vadas like these... Looks similar, but quite healthy with addition of jowar... Nice one

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