Sunday, March 6, 2016

Vellai Karamani Bonda / Black eyed beans Bonda

Black eyed bean or black eyed pea is one of the legume varieties that i usually make sundal with. Its just soaking it in water for up to 8 hours and then cooking it till it is soft and consuming it. Obviously the next big thing is that i need to put in a lot of effort to make my kids eat it !!! (of course, showing their zero interest during the process....)

During the process of thinking how to make my kids eat these kind of stuffs in such a way they like it, friend Manju introduced me to this recipe. The recipe for sure, interested me to the core to try it out immediately as an evening snack for my kids.

Due to my recently developed disease of 'learn-the-nutrition-before-cooking-or-eating', i had to make lot of research if this one is a really healthy snack since its ground. But yeah, it is really healthy and good for kidsto do this once in a while.

To learn more about black eyed beans:

Preparation time :3-4 hours
Cooking time : 30 mins
Serves: 6


Black eyed beans / Vellai karamani payaru - 2 cups
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Green chilly - As per taste
Ginger - a small inch sized
Curry leaves - few
Corriander leaves - few
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for deep frying

Preparation steps:

1. Soak black eyed beans for 3-4 hrs along with urad dal in hot water.
2. After 4 hrs when the beans is nicely soaked, grind it with rice flour, green chillies, ginger piece and salt.
3. Mix this with finely chopped onion,curry leaves and corriander leaves.

Tip: Do not add water while grinding. If required sprinkle very less and grind it to a nice paste

Cooking steps:

1. Heat oil in a kadai and wait till the oil is heat enough to drop the batter.
2. Take small amount of the batter and drop it in the oil very carefully.
3. Wait till the bonda turns golden brown.

4. Serve hot

Enjoy a healthy evening snack :)


  1. Different and a must try recipe Anu. Keep posting such recipes. Picture looks inviting...


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