For Urad Dal Bonda 3/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
1/4 cup chopped fresh coconut
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp chopped curry leaves (kadi patta)
salt to taste
oil or for deep-frying
Method For urad dal bonda
To make urad dal bonda, clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water in a deep bowl for atleast 2 hours. Drain well.
Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste, adding approx. 2 tbsp of water.
Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, drop big spoonfuls of the mixture in hot oil and deep-fry a few at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.