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No Fry Bonda Soup Recipe | No onion no garlic | How to make Bonda Soup | Video Recipes

Bonda is a lentil or a vegetable dumpling that’s usually deep fried and eaten as is with chutney or sauce. This is a soup made with a no-fry bonda – a delicious appetiser that’s made with everyday pantry essentials . Completely GlutenFree and Vegan, this makes for the perfect dish during parties / potlucks, and the bondas are no fry , which means they can be made ahead of time too! Try this and let me know how you liked it.

Bonda Soup like Rasam vada is a fried (or in this case non-fried) lentil snack soaked in a delicious broth.



Let’s get to see how this is made.

Karnataka special Bonda Soup – GF, Vegan and No onion no garlic recipe



Sending this to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by me (Kalyani) themed on “Monsoon Treats”.

Prep time – 15 mins, Soaking + grinding time – 6 hours, Serves –  6

1 cup = 200 ml

What you need:


To soak for 4 hours and grind to a smooth paste and add the following spices:

Moong dal / split green gram – 1/2 cup 

Channa Dal / bengal gram – 1/2 cup

Toor dal / split pigeon pea – 2 TBSP

Brown Rice – 3 TBSP


Jeera/cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

crushed ginger – 1/2 tsp

Cilantro leaves – finely minced – 1 TBSP

Crushed whole black pepper – 1/2 tsp

Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp (just before making the bonda)



To make the soup base:

Oil – 2 TBSP

*Cooked* toor dal – 150 grams

Tomatoes – 2 ripe (medium) or 1 large

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Ginger – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Green chillies – 2 small

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Spice powders:

Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp (adjust spice)

Dhaniya powder / coriander pwdr – 1 tsp

Menthyada Hittu spice powder / Methkoot powder – 3 TBSP 



Coriander leaves – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – optional


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  1. Nice recipe. Its not always that we like fried. These paniyarams or appes as its called in south India is a nice way to include it as a breakfast dish.
    Nutritious, healthy and tasty!!!

  2. Linsy Patel

    Now this is my kinda food, I always use my paniyaram for all this kind of dishes, love the bonda and the "soup"

  3. Bonda soup using pamiyaram pan is a superb twist as always from your end to make the dish healthy .

  4. Looks so delicious. I love the idlis, vadas or bondas dunked in the sambar. Yummylicious.

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