Tapioca bonda


It's nothing like you imagine; see those unassuming balls there? Those are mashed tapioca balls hide a spicy stuffing inside, one bite of which will land you in seventh heaven!


2 long pieces of tapioca

2 tbsp oil

1 cup onion, sliced thin

1 tbsp chopped green chillies

1 tbsp minced ginger

1 tsp salt

1 egg

Bread powder, as required

Oil, to deep fry

To powder together

10 red chillies, fried

3 shallots

a small piece of pot tamarind (kudampuli)

Salt, as required


Cook the tapioca in water and mash them to a smooth paste. Keep aside

In a pan, fry the red chillies and keep aside

Now, heat a pan and pour 2 tbsp oil

Toss in the onion and saute lightly. Don't let it brown

Add the green chillies and ginger to the pan and saute for a minute

Now add salt and mix well

Pass this mixture into the bowl of mashed tapioca and blend well

Now, in a mixer, blend together the fried red chillies, shallots, pot tamarind and salt. Do not use water

Once the filling is ready, start preparing the tapioca balls

Make a ball of the tapioca paste, fill some of the red chilli paste inside and seal it shut

Repeat with all the tapioca balls

Break the egg in a bowl and beat well

Dip the ball in beaten egg, roll over the bread crumbs and deep fry in oil

Crispy golden tapioca balls are ready to be savored