Spring Onion Bonda

Bonda is a deep-fried South Indian snack that has various sweet and savoury versions in different regions. The most common is aloo bonda, and other region-specific variations include potato replaced with sweet potato, tapioca, green peas, paneer, or other ingredients like spring onions. An excellent snack, you can serve it as a starter too with cocktails at your party.

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Spring Onion Bonda

Main ingredients Spring onions with greens, Red chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Garam masala powder, Black pepper powder, Curry leaves, Fresh coriander leaves, Rice flour, Gram flour, Oil
Cuisin South India
Course Snacks and starters
Prep time 10-15 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 3-4 spring onions with greens
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 10-12 curry leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Coffee or tea to serve


  1. Thinly slice spring onions with the greens and transfer them into a bowl. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves, rice flour and gram flour and mix well. Add a little water if the mixture is too dry. 
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  3. Take small portions of the mixture and shape it into a ball. Slide in a few of them at a time into the hot oil and deep fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  4. Transfer them into a serving bowl and serve hot with coffee or tea.