Prawns Bonda

Prawns Bonda

Couple of years back, my bhabhi (cousin’s wife Chachu) got us some snacks that she made. This particular item, did not look so eye catchy and all, but the flavors were on point! And I was loving the idea of adding prawns to make Bonda. Bonda is basically potato that is cooked and mashed to which mustard seeds are tempered with the basic ingredients like onion, curry leaves green chillies, they are made into balls and batter fried. More like a stuffed savory Malayali Luqeimat 🙊😄

I had these small pouches of cooked and frozen onion- Chilli that I had pre prepared before Ramadan.. ahh! My work of making the Bonda got over in a jiffy! No chopping or waiting for the onion to sauté etc. So very easy, Alhamdulilah!

Let’s see how prawns Bonda is made:

Ingredients: (Makes approx 16 small bondas)

  • 3 potatoes (cooked and mashed), make sure not to overcook 
  • 150 gms prawns (cleaned and deveined)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 4- 5 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves 
  • 1 large Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 small Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • Oil for deep frying 


  • 1 cup All purpose Flour / Besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli powder
  • Water, as required 

Instructions :

  1. Marinate the prawns with ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri Chilli powder and salt. Fry the prawns in coconut oil and set aside to cook slightly and chop them.

  2. In the same oil splitter mustard seeds and tear curry leaves and add the pre prepared onion mix, or fresh chopped onions and sauté with green Chillies.
  3. Now add the mashed potatoes and the add the fried and chopped prawns.
  4. Adjust seasoning if required.
  5. Grease your hands with oil and make equal sized small balls.

  6. While the balls rest in the refrigerator, make the batter by mixing all purpose flour, corn flour, turmeric powder and Chilli powder and a pinch of salt and combine using a whisk. 
  7. Add water gradually while mixing to form a smooth semi thick batter.
  8. In a frying Kadai, pour oil and allow to come to heat.
  9. Now dip each ball in the batter and fry until golden and enjoy with your choice of sauce.

Ps: Do not chop the prawns well.

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