Tapioca bonda (vada)

The tea is an important part of culinary life in India.  Some time you are in dilemma which snacks to

Serve with tea, Tapioca is enjoyed throughout the world. Enjoy tapioca in its delicious recipe. It is delicious on its own and a tasty snacks in the evening with tea

Tapioca improves digestion, lowers cholesterol; Improves metabolic activities, Protects heart and prevent Alzheimer’s and maintains fluid balance within the body.

Ingredients:

For outer layer:

  • Besan (gram flour): half cup
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Ajawine (carom seeds): half teaspoon
  • Meetha soda (Soda bi carb): 1 pinch
  • Water: half cup

For bonda/vada:

  • Tapioca: 1 cup
  • Mustard seed: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili: 1 no.
  • Curry leaves: 8-10 leaves
  • Fresh coconut: ¼ no.
  • Garlic: 2-3 flakes
  • Madras onion: 4-5 no.

Preparation:

  1. Peel out the outer layer of tapioca with knife.
  2. Chop the tapioca roughly. Put it into the water.
  3. Boil tapioca along with double quantity of water and salt, either in pressure cooker or in microwave, mash it roughly. Keep aside.
  4. Peel off garlic and onion, Chop into small pieces. Keep aside.
  5. Take a bowl. Put Besan and all ingredients of outer layer make a smooth batter with water. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan, Put oil in it, when smoke begins to come, add mustard seed, and sputter it for few seconds then add whole red chili and garlic and stir it, wait for few seconds.
  2. Add onion, cook till it becomes light brown in color, add curry leaves, and stir it.
  3. Add mashed tapioca and scraped coconut, fry for couple of minutes, Put off the flame. Transfer into serving bowl.
  4. Now, tapioca masala is ready. Allow it to cool.
  5. Divide this tapioca masala into 8-10 parts, Make round shape as shown in photo. Keep aside.

Deep fries the tapioca ball:

  1. Take kadhai (fry pan), heat oil in it.
  2. Let oil to smoke. Pour a drop of batter into the oil.
  3. If batter comes up slowly, it means right temperature of oil otherwise wait for a while and test again.
  4. After getting right temperature of oil, dip ball into batter. (Either helps of your hand or spoon)
  5. Deep fry all prepared ball, till golden brown. Keep aside.
  6. Yummy Tapioca bonda (vada) is ready for tea time or any time for children as well as adult.
    Tapioca bonda (vada)

    Tapioca bonda (vada)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    add mustard seed

    add mustard seed

    add whole red chili and garlic

    add whole red chili and garlic

    add whole red chili and garlic

    add whole red chili and garlic

    add curry leaves

    add curry leaves

    Add mashed tapioca

    Add mashed tapioca

    Add mashed tapioca and scraped coconut

    Add mashed tapioca and scraped coconut

    Add mashed tapioca and scraped coconut

    Add mashed tapioca and scraped coconut

    outer layer ingredients

    outer layer ingredients

    smooth batter and tapioca ball

    smooth batter and tapioca ball

    dip ball into batter

    dip ball into batter

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Tapioca bonda (vada)

    Tapioca bonda (vada)

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