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30+ Recipes for Ugadi 2024

This year Telugu New Year also known as Ugadi is Tuesday , April 9th .  It is usually celebrated with the reading of the New Years' almanac and traditional foods. You can read more about our celebrations from previous years here:  2014 ,   2015 ,   2016 ,   2018 ,  2019 2020 ,  2021 , 2022 , 2023 , 2024 Here are a few recipes to add to your table:

South Indian Vegetable Bonda

Vegetable Bondas are deliciously addictive South Indian Snacks. They are similar in preparation to vadas but instead of a veggie doughnuts, they are the equivalent of veggie doughnut holes! These are simple, quick, and can be made with pretty much any mix of vegetables. It's great as a snack or a side dish. These tasty ones have a hint of sweetness from the peas & summer corn which balances the spice from the chilies nicely, while the cauliflower florets gives them some extra crunch!
Here is my recipe:

South Indian Vegetable Bonda

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)


Vegetable Bonda
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower, small florets
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 cup Cilantro, chopped


  1. Soak the Chana Dal in 2 cups of warm water for about an hour.
  2. Drain the water from the Dal and place softened beans in a food processor. Grind to a paste, then slowly add water till it gains a thick batter consistency.
  3. To the batter add all the spices and vegetables. Mix throughly.
  4. Pour oil about 1/2" deep into a frying pan, and heat to medium.
  5. While the oil is heating, with slightly damp hands start forming the balls.
  6. Carefully place them in the oil, and cook till golden brown on both sides.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Serve Hot with chutney of your choosing.
Yield: 10-15
Prep Time: 1 hrs. 30 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 50 mins.
Tags: vegetable bonda recipe, bonda recipe, south indian recipe, indian recipe, vegetarian, vegan


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