Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Idli/Dosa batter bondas

Today (April 14 or Chittirai 1) is the first day of Traditional Tamil Calendar! Wishing a Prosperous and Happy New Year to all Tamilian and to other States people who observe also! Festival bonds family and food together. A vegetarian meal is cooked and enjoyed along with vadas and kheer.
 But today post is all about Leftover. Food leftover is a common household problem. At the worst case, I consume the next day or trash it. I know, even if store in the fridge, the food sits for 3 to 4 days and go directly to trash after a short hibernating stage! I cannot eat the same dish continuously. For minimizing food wastage, I try to cook barely for two adults and avoid storing it. So if unexpected guest peaks at dinner time, well I guaranty some egg omelet with steamed rice!
One of the rescue food items will be some Idli/ dosa batter for unexpected guest. It is always available in my fridge.I always end up with only one cup or less batter at the end, don’t know much what to do? This snack is perfect with leftover sour batter or not, with little creativity; the batter is turned into delicious Bondas. Treat your guest with some bondas and tea, they will sure glad to visit often for those treats.

Idli Batter Bonda




Ingredients

 
 Idli/dosa batter: 1 ½ cup (I used the last batter/little sour)
 Besan flour: ½ cup
 Rice flour: 2 tbsp (use more if the batter is watery)
 Salt: a dash / check before frying (because the idli batter is salted)
 Onion: a small onion diced
 Green chilli: 4 minced
 Ginger: grated a tsp
 Coconut: 1 tbps bite size pieces
 Cilantro leaves: 2 tbsp minced
 Carrot (optional): ¼ cup grated

To Deep fry
Oil

Method
 Mix in the idli batter, all flours, make a thick batter (like able to scoop not watery) Add the onion, chilli, ginger, coconut, cilantro leaves and carrot (optional). Heat oil to deep fry, take a tbsp. of batter and drop in oil. Deep fry in medium heat until golden brown. Drain and serve either with coconut chutney or ketchup will work like wonder. The bondas will not suck much oil like bondas or vadas!.






My leftover creation is for the Leftover Delicacies






As the bonda contains, lentils (besan and Urad dhal) I am sending MLLA: 22 edition , created by Susan

46 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Love the picture Cham. Addition of coconut sounds delicious. Will try it next time.

ruchikacooks said...

Iniya Puthandu Vazthukkal. Bondas look so good, can eat a dozen hot from the vanali...with coconut pieces, yum!

Thanks for the entry..

Madhu said...

Looks crispy, bondas tastes better with leftover batter.
Happy new year !

Sonia said...

Great idea of leftover. How about this bonda, tea and fried green chilies? (slit green chilies fry in 1 tsp oil & season with salt)Yummy! This idea makes me hungry now. :D

anudivya said...

Looks awesome. I made some last night with the same batter in a kuzhi paniyaram chatti. After n number of those... I must have packed on a few pounds.

PJ said...

i am the leftover queen at my place.. i actually don't mind leftovers at all; i also freeze them in small proportions for later days when needed. these bonda look like the perfect way to use up leftover idli batter!

Malar Gandhi said...

Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nal Vaazhthukkal.

Wonderful idea, bondas look great.

Priti said...

Nice idea...bonda looks gud along with a cuppa....nice entry for the vevents...

notyet100 said...

good useof leftovers,..;-)

Pavithra said...

Happy Tamil new year dear. and the bondas are my fav one that too with idli batter...looks so so yummy.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect for the entry...they look crispy!

Deepa said...

hey thats a good idea..great clicks making me hungry..

kitchen queen said...

wow! nice and innovative recipe.

Akal's Saappadu said...

Happy Tamil New Year to you and to your family too!!!

idli batter bondas sound delicious and that's a nice idea to avoid wasting the batter... I always have some 1 or two cups left, with which I can hardly do idlis/dosais..
tea & bondas look great together, should I be living next to your house, I'll be that unexpected guest always, hahahaha

have a nice day!!!

Priya said...

Iniya puthaandu vazhthukal Cham to u and ur family..I can eat this bondas anytime, i do them often too..urs looks super prefect..

Nandini said...

Happy New Year!
Bonda picture makes me to drool:)
Great idea Cham.

Meena said...

happy tamil new year, cham! bondas look heavenly!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy Thamil New year to you too,Bondas look really tempting!

San said...

Never tried to prepare bondas outta idli batter.

Very creative n the bondas are cute n i want them right away.Love to have it with a cup of coffee.

Curry Leaf said...

Happy New Year to You & Family.
The bondas look lovely and inviting.I will love these as itself as I can;t wait to whip up chutney with this.

Laavanya said...

My mom makes a kaara vadai/bonda with leftover batter too and it's really yum (have posted on my blog too). This version sounds really easy and delicious too.

Bong Mom said...

Happy New Year Cham. If I visit I will let you know a month in advance, I need all those delish non-veg though I love omlette and rice :-)

SathyaSridhar said...

Haiiii Cham,,thanks for ur lovely comment on my posting dear...bonda looks great well presented dear...

Panchpakwan said...

Bondas looks so delicious and inviting..

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi cham,
eppudi irrukenga?.....bonda super...eveningsla...yaaravathu panni kodutha...naalairrulkum:)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Happy New Year Cham :) I too have a hard time with the little leftover batter in the end...making bondas seems a very good idea...they look so good and crispy :)

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year Cham!

Uma said...

yummy bondas. I make these too, but I don't use besan and coconut. looks so appetizing!! Happy New Year :)

Aparna said...

A Happy New Year to you too.
Have made paniyarams with left over batter but never bondas. KNow they'd be good.

Lavi said...

Cham..Bondas looks so Perfect. perfect Use of the left over idli batter.

PreeOccupied said...

Two thumbs up to that photo of the Bondas! I am sure they taste as good too.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Bonda's look great !!! Super idea to use the idly batter..will try it soon...

SathyaSridhar said...

Haiii Cham dear,,, good query but i didn't tried this cookie yet with wheat flour dear, i usually bake this cookie with cake flour or with self raising flour,, but u can try little amoount with whole wheat flour cos we added ghee sure it will gives softness to the cookie...

Fathima said...

Yummy 'n spicy bondas!!!

Ann said...

Wow.. fabullous recipe.. I love this.! sure wanna try it.

M D said...

Novel idea to use idli batter! I like the way it looks. Must be great with some coconut chutney and sambar too!!! YUMMM!!!

Usha said...

Happy New Year Cham ! The bondas look delicious and tempting...

Padhu said...

Bondas look so good that I feel like grabbing it from the screen. Nice use of left over batter

Gulmohar said...

Great idea..I have some left over batter and got to try this..Thanks for the recipe Cham :-)

RV said...

Terrific recipe to use the leftover batter

Soma said...

This is next on my list when I make Dosa. I always have a little amount left at the end and wonder what to do with it.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Pavithra Srihari said...

I have never heard about idly batter bonda .. very creative try .. I am bookmarking it

Viki's Kitchen said...

Puthandu VazhthukkaL Cham. Nice anecdote on the left over. I have a friend , who calls the fridge as pre 'kazhani paanai', which means the stage before the food to cow....Many times its true in my house too:)
Always like those bondas very much....even some time I feel like eating them instead of idly...hi..hi.I never like dieting:)
Your bonda is very tempting and wish to come there during tea time :)

Parita said...

Bondas look yummy and perfect snack for tea time :)

Yasmeen said...

An irresistible snack perfect with hot cuppa :D

Indhu said...

this is a wonderful idea :)
I too have leftover dosai/idli batter. love the pictures :)