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If you have left over idli/dosa batter sitting in your refrigerator, then here is a quick and easy snack for you.  These are wonderful deep fried snack with light tangy and chewy texture.   This can be called in variety of names like Dosa pindi unta, Punnugulu, Punnukkulu, Dosa maavu Bonda...whatever way you call it, these little golden beauties are sure an addictive one.  This bonda can be made in different ways by adding Sago, besan or semolina.    If the batter is very sour then it tastes yummy by adding any one of the above ingredients.  I personally love to make them in sour batter by adding semolina or sago.  More the sour the tastier it is :) You can also make them plain even without adding any of the above ingredients.  If you are planning to make them plain then for this the batter need not be very sour. Today I am posting the recipe by adding Semolina to the Dosa/Idli batter.

Here is the recipe for  COCONUT CHUTNEY. 


Ingredients :

Dosa/idli batter - 2 cups
Semolina - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Green chilli paste - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few chopped finely
Coriander leaves - few finely chopped
Baking soda - 1/16 tsp (pinch)
Salt as needed
Oil for frying



1. Mix the semolina with the dosa batter and keep it aside for at least one hour.
2.  When you are ready to make the bonda, add rice flour, baking soda, green chilli paste, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
3. Heat oil in the deep vessel.
4. Temper the mustard in tsp of oil and add to the batter. Add water as needed to adjust the consistency of the batter.
5. The batter should in dropping consistency.
6. Check the temperature of the oil just by dropping small pinch of batter, if the batter immediately comes up and floats on the top of the oil then the temperature of oil is right for frying.
7.  Now drop the batter to small balls directly to the oil, fry them till they are nice golden brown in color.
8. Drop 8 to 10 small balls for every batch.  Don’t over crowd them. Repeat the same with remaining batter and fry them till nice golden brown color.
8.  Drain them in kitchen towel and serve hot with coconut chutney.

 Enjoy !!! 


1. You can also add finely chopped onion, cumin seeds to the batter.
2. You can also add chilli powder instead of green chilli paste.
3. Add required amount of water to adjust the consistency.

FewMinute Wonders  – (March 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM)  

Just in the mood for some. ITs pouring cats and dogs and all I need is something crunchy like this one and too bad I am out of dose batter. But there is always a next time.Thanks for sharing.

chef and her kitchen  – (March 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM)  

I just love this fav is addition of sago in it or this way too..looks too tempting

Priyanka  – (March 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM)  

Yummy bondas. Great pictures, just wanna stare at them

My Kitchen Antics  – (March 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM)  

omg i so totally love the look of this snack. But im wondering how did is it from a paniyaram? is it the addition of semolina?

Ambika  – (March 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM)  

Yummy! This is my favorite tea time snack! I can finish a huge plateful in one go! Love it, haven't made this in so long now..beautiful pics, as always!

Anonymous –   – (March 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM)  

Very nice....will have to try it some time!

San  – (March 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM)  

These crunchy cuties will be such a hit among the crowds. Easy to make n delish. Its combo with chutney is yum.

Vijitha  – (March 15, 2012 at 3:52 PM)  

Yenga nalla mazhai, so this bonda sounds so perfect for this weather Pavi. Super !!!

Lifewithspices  – (March 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM)  

thry r so so yummy .. my MIL mkaes this often..

Anonymous –   – (March 16, 2012 at 1:15 AM)  

now i know how to use that past bit dosa batter left over! These looks so fluffy and nice presented .. as always :)

Nithya  – (March 16, 2012 at 2:30 AM)  

Yumm yumm yumm :) Wouldnt mind completing that bowl. I like to have it with curd :)

Zareena  – (March 16, 2012 at 3:57 AM)  

Simple and a delicious tea time snack. Very easy to make too.

Renata  – (March 16, 2012 at 4:18 AM)  

Hmmm... that looks so good, I could have several bites :))

anjana  – (March 16, 2012 at 4:58 AM)  

cute and delicious bonda..crunchy and soft..what a combo of texture..loved it.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (March 16, 2012 at 6:33 AM)  

Wow...such an interesting recipe....simple and easy snack...nice way to use leftover batter...superb recipe...loved the clicks.

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (March 16, 2012 at 7:29 AM)  


Sippity Sup  – (March 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM)  

Gorgeous photos and I know I would love these puppies. GREG

Archana  – (March 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM)  

I have this batter will make them for sure.

Unknown  – (March 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM)  

Looks so crispy and perfect...yum

Unknown  – (March 16, 2012 at 5:27 PM)  

yumm....a perfect snack for evening tea on a rainy day :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (March 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM)  

Perfectly done..crispy and yummy bondas !!

Unknown  – (March 17, 2012 at 7:05 AM)  

What delicious looking snacks. I have such a weakness for french beignets and this reminds me of them...but savory instead of sweet. I would also love to try the coconut chutney.

radha  – (March 19, 2012 at 5:36 AM)  

How well photographed. That is what makes it even more mouth-watering.

Anu Nandu  – (March 20, 2012 at 12:02 AM)  

Ghumukka nu irukku..almost look like mysore bonda. I can almost touch and feel the softness. Awesome Pavi!

Unknown  – (October 8, 2015 at 4:56 AM)  

Hi friend...what if we dont have dosa batter...cause im in china and here the batter dont ferment :-( I love this recipe... I wanna try this...

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