Sweet moong dal bonda, pachai payiru urundai – A sweet and delicious tea time snack made with green moong dal and coconut.
During festive season, my mom makes this delicious sweet moong dal bonda for us. My father and I just love this sweet moong dal bonda so much. My mom learned this dish from my maternal grandmother.
It is very similar to suzhiyan recipe and taste very good. The outer part of the balls would be crispy and the inner part would have the sweet stuffing.
I learned this sweet moong dal bonda recipe from my mom when she came here to help me for my second pregnancy. I can never say no to these sweet moong dal bonda. I can have a maximum of seven to nine bondas.. It tastes good on the next day too. Try it out and I am sure you’ll like sweet moong dal bonda.
How to make sweet moong dal bonda or pachai payiru urundai or green moong dal balls:
1. In an open vessel, boil whole moong dal using five cups of water. It will take about twenty five minutes. Let it cool down. I boiled in an open vessel because the moong dal may get overcooked in pressure cooker.
2. Once it cools down, put it in a large mixing bowl, and add grated coconut and sugar. Use your hand and combine the cooked moong dal, coconut and sugar well. While mixing, mash the moong dal little. Now make balls out of the mixture. Shape the balls in such a way that the balls should be firm enough.
3. Do it one by one until you are done with the mixture. In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour (maida), baking soda, three tablespoon sugar, saffron color, and salt. Add little water and make a thick batter. The consistency of the batter should be thicker than the bajji batter and similar to the bonda batter. Heat oil (medium to high flame) in a frying pan. Meantime, dip a ball in the batter and get it coated well.
4. While the ball is getting fried, coat all the balls in the batter and drop them one by one into the oil. Do not crowd the pan with balls. There should be enough space around the balls while getting fried. Once the balls are fried on one side, turn them over to cook on the other sides. Cook until the balls turn golden brown. Once the balls are cooked, take them out and cool them down in a tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Now, sweet moong dal bonda is ready!