Bonda Soup

The name is intriguing .We love bonda and soup and when both are together, it’s a match made in heaven! I had bookmarked it from Surpiya’s blog long back and tried it out forBB-9 Holiday Buffet hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove.

On going through the recipe ,I learnt that the bonda soup is a famous appetizer in some restaurants in Bangalore .The bonda mentioned here is our Ulundhu vadai /Medhu vadai and the soup was similar to our Sambar. So I guessed it must taste something like sambar vadai. The dal soup does not have sambar powder and thought should taste like dal tadka.

Instead of imagining the taste, I made this to see what it was really like. One word- Delicious!!! Crunchy vadas/ bondas in a bowl of warm soup is a real treat on a cold winter evening…

Bonda Soup
Source - Red Chillies

For bonda- it’s the same as theUlundhu vadai recipe.It is fried as a ball and not like the regular vadas.

For Dal soup

Toor dal – ½ a cup
Green chillies- 2, sliced
Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon
Mustard,cumin seeds- ½ a teaspoon each
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves to garnish

When ready to serve ladle out hot soup into soup bowls and add a couple of bondas and serve garnished with coriander leaves…..

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