Sunday 28 March 2021

Onion Bonda Recipe/Vengaya Bonda Recipe/Tea Kadai Bonda Recipe/Onion Bonda with step by step photos

Onion Bonda/Vengaya Bonda is a super tempting, popular and famous evening snacks served in Tea shops/Tea Kadais in Tamil Nadu. This Onion Bonda can be made with minimal ingredients available at our home. It also requires very little effort and can be made in jiffy. Do try out this Onion Bonda and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Evening Snacks/Appetizers/Starters here.

Here’s how to make Onion Bonda with step by step photos…



4 sliced

Green Chillies

2 finely chopped


1 inch finely chopped

Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp

Bengal Gram Flour/Kadalai Maavu

1 cup [ 200 gms]

Rice Flour/Arisi Maavu

½ cup [100 gms]

Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai

10-12 finely chopped


2 tbsp finely chopped


As needed

Hot Oil

2 tsp


For Frying

Preparation Time: 10- 12 minutes              Recipe Category: Snacks/Evening Snacks

Cooking Time: 20 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Evening Snacks/Appetizers/Starters here.

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Slice the onions, chop the green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and cilantro.

Add sliced onions to a bowl, then add green chillies, ginger, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

Mix really well, the onions will start to ooze out water.

Add finely chopped cilantro and mix really well.

At this stage add Bengal gram flour/kadalai maavu and rice flour.

Mix everything really well until evenly mixed.

Add water little by little and mix really well until well combined. Mix until you can hold to shape.

Now heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai and switch off the stove.

Add the oil to the bonda mixture and mix really well. Bonda mixture is ready.

Heat oil in a kadai to fry the bondas. When the oil is hot enough, make balls as shown and drop it into the oil slowly.

When dropping the bondas, lower the flame. Let the bondas cook on medium flame until golden brown, turning the bonda now and then.

Cook on all the sides evenly and drain it out of the oil and transfer it to a plate lined with paper towel.

Delicious and super tempting Onion Bonda/Vengaya Bonda is ready to be enjoyed.

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