Broccoli Bonda or Urad Dal Broccoli Vada is a fantastic deep fried treat you can make and nobody would guess it has broccoli in it.
We made this for the Ganesh Chathutri Lunch and the fact was until I told them, nobody guessed it has broccoli in it. Since a deep fried is a must for the lunch, Amma decided she would make something new. For the pooja we anyways had Urad Dal Batter ground, so adding this broccoli was an easy breezy thing.
As I knew, my boys didn’t eat these, but Konda liked it and said it was very good. Even Hubby dear appreciated the taste saying it was way better than the regular one. Even after everything got over, I didn’t tell him what it had.
Anyway, this is one excellent way to sneak in veggies and that’s what is the theme for this month’s Kids Delight. Sending this to my Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by Srividhya, themed on “Veggies Sneaked in”
Step by Step Pictures for making Broccoli Bonda
Broccoli Bonda | How to make Urad Dal Broccoli Vada
1 cup Broccoli
1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
3 to 4 nos Green Chillies
1 cup Urad dal Batter
2 tbsp Rice Flour
10 no Almonds
10 no Cashewnuts
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil for Deep Frying
How to make Broccoli Bonda
Wash and soak the urad dal for about 4 hrs. Drain and grind the batter to a smooth batter by adding a little water as possible.
This can be done along with making idli batter.
Wash and trim the broccoli, take it in a mixer jar along with green chilies, coriander leaves.
Pulse it a couple of times to grind the ingredients.
Add this to the urad dal batter along with rice flour. Chop the nuts into pieces and add.
Combine everything well.
Heat a kadai with oil and when hot, add the batter as bondas into the hot oil.
Cook on all sides, drain on a kitchen towel.