March 13, 2012

Noodle bonda - Batter fried Noodle Dumplings

I remember , when I was in 2nd grade there was an offer made to us in school, it went like this.. if you are a good girl and score good in exams the teacher would reward you a "magic sticker". The teacher will stick this it in your school diary. The reward for collecting five magic sticker would be one packet of Maggi noodles. Once a month the teacher would count the number of sticker each of us got and distribute the Maggi packets accordingly. From that day onwards,  Maggi noodles was like the food of  winners. Each packet of Maggi was well earned...How many packets did i get ?????????:P. That's a secret. Coming to this recipe, most of us throw away the excess that comes out of instant noodles we make but I save it for  next days snack.


One Packet Instant Noodles - 1pkt
Carrots                                  - 1 nos chopped fine
French Beans                         - 4 nos finely cut
Onion                                    - 1/2 sliced
Salt                                        - to taste
Chick pea flour(besan)          - 1 cup
Asatoetida (heeng) powder   - one pinch
Chilli powder                        - 1 tsp     
Oil                                         - for frying

  1. Saute onions. Once the onions are transparent, add chopped carrots and beans.
  2. Add noodles as instructed in the package.
  3. Make a batter of besan, red chilly powder, asafoetida and salt.Batter should be in coating consistency.
  4. Once the noodles is cooked, remove from heat and make 12 uniform balls with wet palm.
  5. Keep the oil for frying in a deep dish pan.
  6. Once the oil is hot, drop the noodle balls in the batter and then into the oil. Cook in medium setting of the burner.
  7. Once the noodle balls turned golden brown remove from oil and serve.


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