Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

Keerai Bonda with step by step pictures.

When coming for tea time snacks we always opt for vadai, bonda, murruku , etc. Deep fried snacks with a hot cup of ginger or masala chai/tea are the best combo. Nothing can beat this heaven made pair if you have not tried this do try it and I'm sure you will love it.  Someday in last week Chennai had some slight showers and I was badly craving for some deep fried snacks for my tea. I bought keerai/greens and kept soem stalks to make this bonda the next day to fulfill my craving. Its so easy to make just chop the green finely and add to the bonda batter and make.

Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

Here I have used arai keerai but you can other keerai varieties also. Here I have used chopped onions but if you want to make it 'no onion no garlic" then avoid using it and proceed. Let us see how to make this.

Preparation time: 2 hours (including soaking time)
Cooking time: 20 mins
Recipe type: Snacks
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Babitha
Serves: 3


  • Urad dal- 3/4 cup
  • Arai keerai-1/4 bundle
  • Onion-1, chopped
  • Ginger, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- to deep fry


1. Clean and soak dal for 2 hours. Drain and grind it to a fine paste with very little water.( I used my mixer).

2. To it add pepper, jeera, onion, ginger, salt, chopped keerai and mix well.

Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

3. Heat oil. Dip the hand in water and take some batter with your fingertip and drop into the hot oil.

4. Fry them till it reached golden brown. Drain when done. do for all the batter.

Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens

Serve hot with getti chutney along with a hot cup of tea.

Keerai Bonda | Urad dal Bonda with Greens


  1. Healthy and tasty snack ☺️

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