Undan Pori/ Gund/ Sweet Bonda/ ബോണ്ട, ഉണ്ടൻ പൊരി is a sweet and fluffy tea time snack from Kerala, India. This tasty delicacy also a wonderful hunger relief snack from Kerala tea shops like parippu vada (lentil fritter) and Pazham Pori (banana fritter). Two Bonda’s and a glass of hot tea always give me a basket full of back memories. so I try to express some here in Malayalam (my mother tongue) and also write down that sweet snack’s simple recipe. Make a try and experience the typical Kerala taste. Enjoy 🙂
|Recipe Type||Sweet Snack/Kerala|
|Method and preparation time||10 to 15 Minutes|
|Resting Time For Dough||1 hour|
|Serve to||3 to4|
Ingredients For Undan Pori/ Gund/ Sweet Bonda
|Wheat Flour/ Atta||1 ½ cup|
|Rice Flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Small Ripe Banana||2 Numbers||Smashed or Blended (try to use Kerala paalayin koden pazham)|
|Jaggery/Unrefined Suger||½ cup||Small Pieces|
|Baking soda||2 Pinch|
|Coconut Slices||3 tablespoon||Optional|
|Ghee||1 tablespoon||For frying Coconut Slices|
|Cardamom||3 Numbers||Crushed or powdered|
|Water||¾ cup (approximately)||For Melting Jaggery|
Method and Tips For Undan Pori/ Gund/ Sweet Bonda
- Heat jaggery and water in a sauce pan, melt and leave it to cool. When cooled, strain its impurities and keep aside the syrup.
- Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add coconut slices, fry until golden brown. Remove from heat and keep aside for cool.
- Place all dried ingredients (flours, baking soda, salt and cardamom powder) in a mixing bowl and sift with your fingers.
- Add smashed/blended banana, fried coconut slices and jaggery syrup (add jaggery syrup in a gradual manner). Mix and make a smooth and soft dough (dough shouldn’t too watery and too thick. It should be a sticky consistency). Keep aside (in room temperature) for an hour to set and rising purpose.
- An hour later the dough will be smooth and sticky in texture. That means our batter is ready to fry.
- Heat oil in a deep pan. Place the batter and one bowl of water near to stove. When oil is warm enough for frying, depth in your hand in a bowl of water (it prevents the batter from sticking onto your hands), take a small portion of batter, make a ball and place it into the hot oil. Complete this process until the batter is done. (you can fry it in several batches, it depends on your pan’s size and volume)
- Fry and cook the fritters in a medium heat (do not cook/fry it in a high heat; it will not be cook in the inside properly).
- When they look fluffy and golden brown, remove from heat. Drain its excess oil.
- Serve with hot tea or coffee. Enjoy 🙂
Undan Pori/ Gund/ Sweet Bonda ( Sweet Wheat Fritters from Kerala) recipe in Malayalam please click HERE.
For more Kerala snacks recipes please click HERE