Egg Bonda commonly referred to by its local name Muttai Bonda is a snack for teatime in Tamil Nadu. Eggs cooked in hardboiled form get coated in a batter composed from gram flour. Then, the eggs are deep-fried. The outer coating is spicy and crispy , while the eggs inside remain soft. The texture change is a fantastic snack. It’s quite filling since it is made from eggs.
Egg Bonda is an amazing recipe that can be prepared quickly. My aunt cooks the dish every time we visit their home. The eggs are cooked only after we leave but within a short time she’d serve us hot, crispy bonda. There was a friend in the US who made these for dinner parties. I’ve had these bondas many times at get-togethers. This time, I am making them because my kids are crazy about these. So here’s how I make this delicious recipe.
Recipe for Egg Bonda
The preparation time is 15 min
Cooking time 20 minutes
- Eggs – 4 to 6
- Gram flour (Besan) – 1/2 cup
- Rice flour (or Corn flour) 2 tablespoons
- Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
- Baking soda 1 teaspoon
- Salt To taste
- Water – as needed
- Oil is required to fry
- Hard boil eggs in water. Peel eggs, cut in half and set them aside.
- Mix the rice flour, gram flour and red chili powder baking soda, salt and one bowl.
- Mix in some water to create a smooth batter that is free of lumps. You can add more water to create a thick batter.
- Heat oil in kadai. Use one half of the egg and dip it in the batter, coating it completely. If the batter is very thick it will create an attractive coating.
- The eggs can be dropped one at a time in warm oil. Add one or two eggs depending on the dimensions of your Kadai. Cook on medium heat until the coating is crispy and golden brown.
- Remove any excess oil using the form of a paper towel. Serve immediately.
Serving Egg Bonda
- Egg Bonda is a great dinner snack served with the sauce of tomato as well as mint chutney. Have this with a cup of warm masala tea or filter coffee.