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Urad Dal Bonda With Raw Banana Stuffing

4 from 6 votes

These appetizing urad dal Bondas are a popular street food in the coastal regions of Odisha ! Traditionally prepared with a mildly spiced potato stuffing and deep fried in oil a crisp outer layer , these are highly addictive. Here, I have replaced the potato with a healthier green banana stuffing .
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch, Snacks
Servings 5


  • 1 cup of FarmztoFamiliez Medu Vada Batter
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • Salt
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp semolina for making it crunchier, optional
  • For the stuffing - 1 large green raw banana
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1/ 5 tsp mustard and cumin seeds for tempering
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/5 tsp turmeric
  • 2-3 tsp chopped coriander leaves
  • fried peanuts/boiled yellow peas/green peas
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped coconut pieces
  • 3-4 tsp oil
  • Salt


  • Add the crushed peppercorn and salt to the Medu vada batter. If using semolina, stir in 2-3 tsp water also.
  • Cut the banana into two pieces and cook it in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Once cool, remove and peel them. Mash lightly.
  • Heat 3-4 tsp oil in a wok. Add mustard-cumin seeds when the oil starts smoking. Follow with chopped onion and the grated ginger and garlic. Fry for 4-5 mins till the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the mashed green banana along with chilli powder, salt and turmeric. Fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the fried peanuts/boiled peas, coconut pieces and chopped coriander to the wok. Fry for 1-2 mins. Remove from heat and keep aside till it is bearable to touch.
  • Make small balls out of the above mixture. Give them a cylindrical shape or any other shape as desired.
  • Heat another deep vessel/wok with sufficient oil for deep frying. When the oil just starts to smoke, lower the heat.
  • Dip the raw banana balls/cylinders in the batter and add to the wok few at a time. Fry on all sides to a medium brown colour.
  • Serve hot with ghuguni/chutney/ketchup.
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Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal

From authentic recipes from Odisha to low calorie delights, I blog and share it. It is a reflection of my healthy eating and living habits.

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