Cabnage bondas

Cabnage bondas

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Spice Kitchen
Serves
4
Makes
8-10
Photographer
Jana Liebenstein

A very popular snack in Mumbai and its surrounding regions, bondas are round fritters made with besan (chickpea flour) and filled with potatoes. Sold from street carts or udipi cafés (vegetarian working-mens’ canteens known for great-value, basic food), bondas are easily made at home. This version is not so well known but is delicious with the added crunch of cabbage.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
75g finely shredded white or red cabbage
1 tablespoon see method for ingredients
2 tablespoons see method for ingredients
1 teaspoon see method for ingredients
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
110g besan
1/2-1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
vegetable or canola oil, for deep-frying
Coconut chutney, to serve

Method

  1. Mix together the cabbage, onion, coriander, chilli, turmeric, besan and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add 60 ml water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir to combine until the mixture holds together firmly. (The amount of water required will depend on the type of besan you use, as some besans retain more liquid than others.) With wet hands, shape the mixture into flattened patties, about 1 cm thick and 3 cm in diameter.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 180°C. Deep-fry the patties, a few at a time, for about 4 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Drain on kitchen towels, and serve with the coconut chutney.

Note

  • The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. During this time, water will seep out of the salted cabbage and make the mixture runny, so you may find that you do not need to add extra water before forming the mixture into patties.
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