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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Aloo Bonda


   Aloo Bonda is a typical south Indian snack though it has different names in different parts of India  . These are fritters made with a simple potato curry, dipped in besan/chickpea flour batter and deep fried. They are usually served as evening snack.A street food in all over Karnataka region .
Just Imagine a rainy evening with hot aloo bonda and Masala chai   slurp""""""""""""'This is a very simple recipe, easy to make and super tasty. Well, everything with potato tastes yummy, right!


For the Filling

Potatoes - 4-5 medium (boiled)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Green chilies - 2-3 (chopped)
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry Mango powder - 2 tspCoriander leaves - 1-2 tbsp(chopped)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 2tsp(optional)
For the batter:

Besan/Chickpea flour - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying


1- Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add  chana dal and saute for 15-20 secs. Add the green chilies and fry for 30 secs.

2- Add  chopped onions and salt , cook until the onions are soft, for about 5 mins. Add the turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder saute for a minute.

3-Add the boiled potatoes and mash them lightly with the spatula. Cook for about 5-6 mins,add dry mango powder and garam masala mix in the chopped coriander leaves, and set aside to cool.

4-To make the batter, combine all ingredients mentioned for the batter in a bowl and mix thoroughly. The batter should be neither too thick nor too watery.

5- Make small balls of the potato mixture.

6-Heat oil in a deep pan. Dip the curry balls into the batter and drop it in the oil carefully. Cook until they are golden brown uniformly.

7-Serve hot with any chutney of your choice . 


Mausi said...

This snack looks really good! Is this something similar to samosa? I love samosa and I am thinking about making them sometimes. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nice blog Richa, following you :)

Richa said...

Thanks Priya and Mausi.

No its totally different from the samosas ....only common thing between them is potato filling....other than that the Ingredients and method is different too....just try it out...its yum-mm..