Batter-Fried Chile-Smothered Vegetables with a Coconut Sauce

Thenga Bonda

Preparation info

  • Makes 20 Fritters (Serves


    • Difficulty


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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Some version of these addictive fritters is a must at breakfast on the day of a Tamil wedding. Occupying the center position on the platter that is lined with a cut-out piece of banana leaf, these golden brown bondas are served with a mound of coconut sauce alongside. When the server with the plateful of these bondas walks by, it’s no wonder you can never refuse “just one more,” alternating mouthfuls of chile-hot bondas with sips of strong coffee.