Aug 10, 2010

Aloo/Potato Bonda

I try to avoid making deep fried goodies often. But we couldn't resist these aloo/potato bondas on a chilly rainy day. We had these beauties along with a cup of tea on a rainy evening watching our favorite TV show!

These can be made in a jiffy if you have some boiled potatoes ready. Just mix the batter, dip the potaot mixture and deep fry them! Heavenly bliss! This could be served by itself or accompanied with any chutney of choice or just mighty tomato ketchup!

Ingredients

For the Potato Mixture
Boiled and mashed potatoes - 2 cups
Chopped onion - 1/2 cup
Green chillies finely chopped - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Fresh Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

For the batter
Gram flour/Besan/Chickpea Flour - 1.5 cups
Rice flour - 1 tablespoon
Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Cooking soda - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Directions
First prepare the potato mixture. 
In a saucepan, heat one spoon of oil and add the mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering, add the onion and green chillies and saute till the onions turn translucent. Add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and switch off the heat. Add the boiled and mashed potatoes and mix well. Also add in the coriander leaves and salt. Allow it to cool.

Meanwhile prepare the batter. Mix in all the ingredients listed under the batter section ( gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, cooking soda, turmeric powder and salt. Add water little by little and make it into a thick batter. it should not be very runny. It should be like idli batter consistency.

Make small lemon sized balls using the potato mixture.

Now heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel.  Once the oil turns hot, slowly dip each potato ball in the batter and deep fry in batches of 4 to 5 for about 2 to 3 minutes until they turn golden brown on all sides. 

Using a slotted spoon, remove the bondas from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot with chutneys/ketchup!

48 comments:

  1. These are one of my faves, with some chutney... life is all good! :)

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  2. aloo bonda looks soooo inviting ...all time favorite ...yummy yum

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. wow, loving them, I love aloo bonda, rainy day or not ;)

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  4. I cup of chai and these bondas is a bliss. *Drooling here*****

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  5. Yeah..They would be great snack on a rainy day with cup of tea....yummy !!!

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  6. Hi divya, the bonda looks grt....and tempting too....

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  7. Bonda looks soo perfect and yummy. Perfect evening snack with some hot tea.

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  8. Dear Divya,

    I am a frequent visitor of you website both old and new but never talked to you before.
    I love all you recipes, and have tried quite a few and they all turned out to be delicious.

    I just wanted to say something: please don't add the black & white to your pictures it makes me feel there is some fungus growing on the food. It just makes me not try the recipe. I don't want to offend you in anyways, you are doing and amazing job and I really appreciate it.
    I am sorry if I said anything wrong. Hope you understand.

    Thank you very much for your recipes they are well appreciated.

    By the way the bondas looks delicious.
    Anjana

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  9. Delicious aloo bondas. Very well prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. My fav evening snack...u can send it to my event
    http://www.sharmispassions.com/2010/07/lets-munch-light-tea-time-snacks-my.html

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  11. My all time favourite ... Looks ym ym yummy

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  12. Lovely snack for any time. Good presentation.

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  13. One of my fav snacks and this looks so good;

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  14. Hmm I would like grab a coupel of bonda and stuff my pav's n eat right away...looks really yummy

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  15. Ah..deep fried goodie..I love this one!!

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  16. I must try this once..its in my try list for a long time..Looks yummy..

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  17. oh...wow...delicious evening snack...lv to taste one..!

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  18. Aloo bonda looks perfect and tempting :)

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  19. divya...gr8 looking yummy bondas...my mouth's watering

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  20. looks delicious...i just love aloo bonda or batata wada as we call it in mumbai

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  21. its one of my fav too..drooling pic..

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  22. love aloo bonda..they look so cute and delicious...

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  23. Divya, I love this recipe! Anything with potato sounds really good for me!I hope you could add this potato widget to the end of this post because I'd really like foodista readers to see your latest recipes.Thanks!

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  24. One of my favorites..delicious! Happy Independence Day!

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  25. Hi Divya,
    Delicious bondas.You have got a nice blog...i love to read food blogs and try new dishes..i like your blog so much that i have added you to my blog roll..hope you dont mind.

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  26. Mmm yum that looks just so very tempting ! Lovely pictures...

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  27. Your bonda are irresistible, I wish I could have one now!! Lovely picture.

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  28. Looks so irresistible..delicious evening snack.
    First time here..lovely blog.

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  29. You're probably in India now - but I'm sitting right here drooling at your pics. Wanting to make these myself now..they look classic!

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  30. hi, at first glance ur bondas looked burnt...or sth gone horriblly wrong..!! bad photograph but nice recipe, still i woudnt try them ! they lost d impression!!

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  31. I remember them from school days, we would get them for dinner one of the nights.

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  32. mmm, all time fave snack... Tint of lemon for the dumplings will taste great!!!

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  33. bondas are looing tempting and delicios ist time here wonderful space isaw about ur event in other blog but can not sent bec today is 26th so try next time.I also pposted the potatoes chops in different way.
    do visit my blog and follow ikf like
    santoshbangar.blogspot.com

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  34. Can you believe I first ate these almost 10 years ago and still haven't attempted to make them myself, though I love them! I will give it a try :)

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