Monsoon month of July has the beauty of Rain and pleasing scenery of greens plus water. When I look around out of the window, a soul loving atmosphere is what I happen to see. Birds chirping, insects buzzing and rain drops chitter chattering brings in cozy monsoon feeling. And when mom gives a plate full of onion bonda with a cup of hot steaming tea, this joy doubles up several manifolds. So this is what my summer vacation has it all. A mesmerizing, rainy atmosphere comprised with healthy, homemade mom’s food and lots of good books reading. So heaven on earth friends.
In reality onion bonda which I mentioned above isn’t a Udupi recipe. It’s a North Karnataka special snack in which my father has 100% expertise. He makes wonderful bonda with perfect texture, softness and taste. I can never master the recipe like him but tried it to the extent possible.
Unlike onion pakoda, bonda tends to be soft from inside with crispy exterior. The crunchy onions, spicy chillies with gram flour give a palatable taste in your mouth. If you could pair the snack with coconut chutney it’s just mind blowing. Spice lovers always love this kind of snack.