Aloo Bonda is a South Indian version of batata vada, that is popular Maharashtrian dish but the spices are varied. It is a deep fried snack stuffed with potato mixture. It is crispy outside and soft inside. It’s a popular evening snack loved almost by everyone. It is also quite a famous street food in South India. It is easy to make and is best enjoyed with coriander chutney. One of the best combinations can be: tea and bonda in the evening (one of my favourites)

Required Time: 10-12mins

Ingredients:

For the outer layer

Gram Flour-1 cup

Water-half cup

Salt-as per taste

Turmeric Powder-1 teaspoon

Red Chili Powder-1 teaspoon

For Kofta/Bonda

Potatoes-4-5

Peas- 1 small cup

Green Chilies-2-3

Salt-as per taste

Red Chili Powder-as per taste

Fennel Seeds- 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves

Lemon Juice or Dry Mango Powder

Garam Masala (optional)

Oil for frying

Method:

For the outer layer:

  1. In a bowl, mix gram flour, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and water. Mix well and avoid any lumps.

For Bonda

  1. Boil the potatoes and peas.
  2. Mash the potatoes, add peas and chopped coriander leaves
  3. Add salt, red chili powder, lemon juice or dry mango powder and fennel seeds.
  4. Make balls out of the mixture.
  5. Heat oil in a pan
  6. Dip these balls in the mixture of the gram flour.
  7. Deep fry in the oil.
  8. Fry till it turns golden in color
  9. Drain them in a tissue paper.
  10. Serve hot with coriander chutney
  11. You can also enjoy it with a cup of tea 🙂