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Sep 12, 2014

407: ALOO BONDA



Take a pause to savor the crunchy Aloo Bonda: An easy recipe for deep fried balls made of potato and chickpea flour. This Aloo Bonda is a south Indian version.  ..

Ingredients

For Potato Masala

Big Potatoes                                    4 no.
Finely chopped Green Chilies             3 no.
Grated Ginger                                  1 Tbsp.
Crushed fennel seeds                        1 Tsp.
Finely chopped curry leaves              1 Tbsp.
Finely chopped coriander leaves        1 Tbsp.
Turmeric powder                             1/8 Tsp.  
Salt                                                 to Taste
For Batter

Gram flour (Besan)                            1 Cup
Rice Flour                                        ¼ cup
Water                                              ¼ - ½ cup
Red chili powder                               1 Tsp.
Asafetida powder                              ¼ Tsp.
Turmeric powder                              ¼ Tsp.
Salt                                                 1/8 Tsp.
Baking soda                                      a pinch (Optional)

Other Ingredients

Cooking Oil                                    for Deep Frying


Method:

Preparing Potato Masala

  • Boil the potatoes, then peel and mash them when they are still warm.
  • Add salt, Turmeric powder, Fennel seeds, coriander& curry leaves and green chilies to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Make small to Medium sized balls from this mixture. Keep aside.



For Batter

  • In a big bowl, add all the Batter ingredients. Add little water bit by bit and mixing with hand make a batter. Neither too thick nor too loose.

For Making Bonda:

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Drop a drop of batter into the oil, if it raises from the surface immediately, then the oil is ready to fry the bondas. Now reduce the flame to medium
  • Dip each potato ball in the batter and coat it well with the batter.
  • Carefully drop the balls into the hot oil and fry the bondas until they turn golden color.
  • Drain aloo Bonda on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Serve hot with Coconut chutney and hot chai or coffee.




If you like this recipe, you might  like my other Bonda Recipes


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2 comments:

  1. I love love loveeee aloo bandas ! They remind me of my childhood..now we dont get it in the market any more :(

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  2. lovely, haven't made these in a long time. Bondas look great.

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