Quail Egg Bonda : Surprisingly, I found these eggs in one of the South Indian shops here in Mumbai and immediately, I bought it, knowing the fact that it comes with loads of goodness and I planned to make a evening snack out of it, for my kid. Quail eggs are high in protein and vitamins that it is said to boost immunity and metabolism. These eggs are very small in size and have spots of black, here and there on the shell.
I have eaten quail fry and it tastes delicious, almost similar to chicken except that it is thin and bony. My mom was saying that in those days, these eggs used to be cooked directly in the fire and eaten. That gives me another idea of heating them over the grill and I plan to try it out sooner.
The eggs were so delicate as I lifted them in hand from the package and I was really cautious while transferring them to another bowl for boiling. For the evening snack, I have boiled the eggs in water, covered each egg with spiced mashed potato, coated with spiced besan powder batter and deep fried them.
Kadai muttai bhonda/ quail egg snack tastes really good along with spiced coriander chutney.
7-8 quail eggs
2 big potato(boiled and mashed)
few coriander leaves(finely chopped)
few mint leaves(finely chopped)
1/2 big onion(finely chopped)
1/2 cup besan powder
1 tspn red chilly powder
pinch of turmeric powder
pinch of hinge
1/2 tspn pepper powder
1/4 tspn cummin powder
salt to taste
1. Hard boil the egg, peel the shell and keep aside.
2. Pressure cook the potatoes with water. Drain water and mash the potatoes. Add pepper powder, cummin powder, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves, onions to the mashed potato and mix well. Keep aside the mix.
3.Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, hinge, salt to besan powder. Then add water and make it into a batter(not too thick nor too thin).Keep aside.
4. Now take some mashed potato and stuff the quail egg inside.
5. Now dip these potato balls in besan batter and deep fry them
6. Now your hot kadai muttai(quail egg) bonda is ready to be served.
7. Serve with coriander chutney as evening snack