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December 26, 2014

Vettu Cake Recipe/Tea Shop Sweet Bonda/Vedi Cake(Eggless)

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People in & around Tamil nadu,Kerala knows very well about this vedi cake/vettu cake recipe i guess.For people who are new to this recipe,let me tell u what it is.This vettu cake aka vedi cake is nothing but sweet bonda/deep fried dumplings made using maida,sugar and eggs.Its one of the famous tea shop snacks recipe in Tamil nadu as well as Kerala just like samosa & besan bonda.When i shared tea shop style besan bonda recipe,our fellow blogger friends were asking me about this vedi cake recipe in the comments section.At that time,i wasn’t aware of this recipe.I also vaguely remembered seeing this bonda in Tirunelveli/thoothukudi tea shops which is called as "Muttakose"( Info by my sis Radha ;)).Then I started hunting for this recipe to try on my own.But most of them were with eggs.Of course the authentic version uses eggs but being a vegetarian,i was looking for eggless version and finally i found it from HERE.When i saw the picture in her blog,i was so excited as it resembled the one we get in Tamil nadu tea shops.Not just the picture,her recipe is also perfect.I have tried it twice so far and it came out very well.She also shared some tips with me when i mailed her asking some queries :) So I made some slight changes and shared the recipe here.Do try it this weekend and enjoy your tea time with your familyHappy.Also don’t forget to try out my instant besan bonda-tea shop style for a spicy accompaniment Winking.But remember u should serve everything hot to enjoy its best taste Drooling.





Vettu cake

Vettu cake/Sweet bonda recipe


Vettu cake/Sweet bonda recipe Vettu cake/Sweet bonda recipe - Tea shop style !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 45 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp ( refer notes)
  • Water - as needed
  • Butter- 1/2 tbsp (softened,optional)
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cooking oil - as needed
METHOD

  • Powder 1/2 cup of sugar and cardamom together to a fine powder.Remove and measure 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp from it.Take the powdered sugar in a bowl and add little water to cover it ( say 3-4 tbsp).Let the sugar dissolve well.Then strain the syrup and set aside.
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  • In another wide bowl,sieve maida,cooking soda and salt.To this add the softened butter and mix well. Add the sugar water and mix well.Check for sweetness.If u want more,add 1-2 tbsp of powdered sugar extra.Add few tbsp of water only if necessary and make a non-sticky dough.Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes.Then cover the dough and set aside for 30-45 minutes.Do not make a sticky dough Or add more flour after kneading the dough.So making a non-sticky n soft dough is very important.
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  • After the resting time,take the dough and pinch into golf balls size. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.
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  • Put a pinch of batter in oil and as soon as it rises,simmer the flame completely and drop 3-4 balls in oil based on its size.Let it cook in slow flame.Toss it once or twice in the middle.Cracks will form automatically.Hence its called “Vedi cake/Vettu cake”.Cook till the balls turn golden color.Remove in a tissue.It may be soft while u remove but it becomes hard n crispy as it cools down.Store in an air tight box after it cools down and enjoy with your tea/coffee !
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NOTE: Do not deep fry for long time because bonda may turn hard n chewy.Also adjust the quantity of sugar based on taste.This recipe will give u mild sweetness.So add 2-3 tbsp more if u want.Here i used butter.In shops they add dalda.
Deep fry only in low to medium flame for uniform cooking.



Enjoy this crispy tea shop sweet bonda with your tea/coffee ! It tastes yum!


sweet bonda recipe



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12 comments :

  1. these are making me nostalgic. ive had them when my dad used to buy from the local tea shop in chennai. never knew it had such an interesting name. these sweet bondas are sure a treat at teatime. presentation is super! :)

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  2. wow fantastic sweet bonda ,love this eggless version dear :) Interesting name to those bonda !!

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  3. I was telling my kids yesterday about these muttagose.. My dad used to buy this for me everyday when I was a kid.. Thanks for bringing back such lovely memories.. Im gonna try it at home soon..

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    1. Thanks Ramya.Try n leave ur feedback here :)

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  4. Loved your presentation and clicks, super. Vettu cake looks delicious, will try it sometime.

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  5. Wow.. It looks exactly like the one in tea shop..My mom makes this as evening snack on our school days .. It makes me nostalgic.. Ur pics and step by step explanation are awesome..Will try soon..

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    1. Thank u Sandhiya. Try n leave ur feedback here.I would be more happy :)

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    2. Hi Chitra,
      I tried this recipe yesterday and came out very well. Enjoy this muttokose after a long time. Thanks a lot for your wonderful recipe.

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    3. Thanks a lot for leaving ur feedback promptly:) I am very happy.U made my day :)

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  6. Searching this i missed a lot thank you

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