Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Egg Bonda / Soft Boiled Eggs dipped in Batter and deep fried

Ever tried deep fried eggs ? No, not fried eggs. These are soft boiled eggs dipped in batter and deep fried. One of the most famous snacks in the Movie theatres. Yes, the very first time I saw these bondas are in a movie theatre in Madurai. I was so tempted and wanted to taste it. Unfortunately, my sister never allowed me to buy one. She is very particular about eating food outside due to hygienic conditions...because, Because She is a doctor. :) She promised me that she will ask mom to make it at home for me.

Mom experimented twice or thrice with the batter and finally she got the right consistency. Getting the right consistency of the batter is very important to get perfect bonda that has batter sticking over the eggs. otherwise the moment you drop the batter coated eggs in the oil, the batter may get separated and it will be a big time mess in the oil. This is the first time I tried making them and it was big hit at home. Kids loved it so much and it was finished in few minutes. Guess, anything fried will taste awesome !


  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Rava/ Sooji / Semolina
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ajwain / carom seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • a big pinch of Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground Black Pepper
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste 


1. Boil Eggs : Eggs should be at room temperature. Place the eggs in a bowl along with enough water to cover them. Add 1 Teaspoon salt. Place the bowl on the medium flame. Don't keep the flame high. Sometimes if the flame is high the eggs get cracked and the water will become messy. So keep the flame on medium
2. Bring the water to boil. Let the water boil for  4 to 5 minutes and switch off the flame. Let the eggs remain in the water for 10 minutes
3. Drain hot water and add tap water to the boiled eggs. Drain tap water also and crack remove the egg shells

4. Prepare the batter for deep frying : In a bowl mi together gram flour, rice flour, rava, red chilli powder, ajwain, thyme, hing, black pepper powder, salt
5. Add 2 tablespoons of water and make it as thick paste. Check for salt and spice levels and adjust
6. In a sauce pan / wok heat oil for deep frying. Dip the boiled eggs in the batter and drop them gently in the hot oil. Drop only one egg at a time for deep frying. Reduce the flame to the lowest setting and fry the egg on low flame. Flip sides once and deep fry the other side too
7. Remove from oil when the egg is golden and drain on paper towel
8. Serve hot with ketchup or dipping sauce. We had these bonda with hot tea in the evening. Delicious it was !

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