Are You In Bengaluru? Try Bonda Soup For Breakfast Today
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Fluffy urad dal bondas dipped in a bowl of thin, moong dal ‘soup’ is a match not made in heaven but in Karnataka. While conversations about the different types of dosas and idlis can go on and on, the little lesser known Bonda Soup is also winning breakfast for many in South India. Kannadigas - especially, people in Mysuru - love this one-pot breakfast meal, but you can also enjoy this as a snack in the evening with a cup of filter kaapi or tea. 

To make the bondas (or fritters), you’ll need urad dal, green chilli, curry leaves, black pepper powder, freshly grated coconut, baking soda and salt. For the soup, on the other hand, the ingredients include yellow moong dal, tomato, ginger, green chilli, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt and water. 

Bonda Soup is delicious, comforting and makes for a wholesome breakfast. While you’ll find Bonda Soup on the menu in almost every other eatery serving traditional dishes in Bengaluru, there are a few places where it comes as a speciality. So much so that the Bonda Soup they offer has even built a fan base over the years. Here’s a quick guide.



Located at a prime area in the city, Sanman offers select items for breakfast and lunch, and Bonda Soup features as a favourite on the menu, alongside Chitranna, Khali Dosa, Set Dosa, Pudi Masala Dosa, Bisi Bele Bhath and Chow Chow Bhath. The restaurant was established in 1983. 

Address: 212, SC Road, Nehru Nagar, Seshadripuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560020

Timings: 7.30am to 10pm

Meal for two: ₹800