Aloo bonda is a popular snack and street food in India. Mashed potato masala dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried in oil.tastes absolutely divine. This is similar to maharashtrian batata vada recipe. Will share that version also soon in blog. I first tasted these aloo bonda in Coimbatore. These are very famous street in Tamil nadu. I made aloo bonda many times which tastes really awesome,just as storebought ones.we here in Andhra makes bonda with rice and urad dal, will share that recipe some other day.
I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Makes 12 bondas
For batter :
Gram flour/besan/chanaga pindi : 200 grams
Cooking soda/baking soda : 1/4 tea spoon
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Chilly powder : 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
For filling :
Large potatoes : 3
Chopped large onions : 1
Chopped green chilly : 1
Chopped ginger : 1 tea spoon
Hing/inguva : 1/4 tea spoon
turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Chopped curry leaves : 2 tea spoons
Oil : 1 table spoon
salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves : 2 table spoons
First boil potatoes,peel the skin and mash potatoes coarsely and keep it a side.
Now heat 1 table spoon of oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds, let them crackle.
Now add green chilly,ginger and curry leaves saute for a while. Then add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now add turmeric powder and saute it.
Now add mashed potatoes and coriander leaves and saute for 2 minutes and remove from fire.
Now let the mixture cool completely.
Now start making batter, take flour in a bowl add all remaining ingredients and mix it well. Then add water little by little and make a smooth batter without lumps.batter should not be thick nor thin.
Now take cooled potato mixture and divide into equal portions and make round balls.
Now dip these balls in batter and coat it well with batter and drop them in hot oil.
Fry on both sides until they changes into golden color,take them into a plate and serve hot.
|Boil and peel potatoes|
|Mash them coarsely|
|Heat table spoon of oil in a pan add mustard seeds|
|Add cumin seeds and Hing,let them crackle|
|Now add chilly, ginger and curry leaves saute for a while|
|Now add onions|
|Add turmeric powder and saute it|
|Add mashed potatoes and coriander leaves|
|Saute for a while and remove from fire|
|Let it cool completely|
|To make batter, take flour and all remaining ingredients in a bowl|
|Mix it well|
|Add water little by little and make a smooth batter|
|Take cooled potato masala and make round balls|
|Dip them in batter|
|Coat it well with batter|
|Drop them in hot oil|
|Fry until they changes into golden color and take into a plate|