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December 26, 2014

Eggless Vettu Cake Recipe | Tea Shop Sweet Bonda | Vedi Cake | Muttaikose recipe

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Eggless Vettu cake recipe / Tea kadai sweet bonda / Vedi cake / Muttaikose - People in and around Tamil nadu, Kerala knows very well about this tea time snack and call by different names. For people who are new to this recipe, let me tell you 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 and 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 vaguely remembered seeing this sweet bonda in Tirunelveli/thoothukudi tea shops which is called as "Muttaikose"( Info by my sister 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 Kurinji's blog

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 family. 

Also don’t forget to try out my instant besan bonda-tea shop style for a spicy accompaniment. But remember you should serve everything hot to enjoy its best taste.

Vettu cake

Vettu cake/Sweet bonda recipe

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

1 cup - 200ml
  • Maida / all purpose flour - 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

  • 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.

  • 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 you 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 ans soft dough is very important.
  • After the resting time, take the dough and pinch into golf balls size. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.

  • 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 you remove but it becomes hard and crispy as it cools down. Store in an air tight box after it cools down and enjoy with your tea/coffee !


NOTE: Do not deep fry for long time because bonda may turn hard and chewy. Also adjust the quantity of sugar based on taste. This recipe will give you mild sweetness. So add 2-3 tbsp more if you want. Here I used butter. In shops they add dalda/vanaspati.

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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Divs said...

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! :)

Chitra said...

Thank u Divs :)

Unknown said...

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

Ramya Ramesh said...

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..

Chitra said...

Thanks Ramya.Try n leave ur feedback here :)

Sona said...

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

Sandhiya said...

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..

Chitra said...

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

Sandhiya said...

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.

Chitra said...

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

Unknown said...

Searching this i missed a lot thank you

Chitra said...

Thank you.Give a try :)

Amutha said...

thanks for the recipe, I searched for this mutta cake recipe that is we called it. I remembered good old chdhoid days and this is a part of me growing up. I think the only snack I ask for is this one. Thanks foe sharing recipe.

Chitra said...

Thank you. Do try this recipe and share your feedback with me :)