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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!


Ingredients:

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



Method


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 . 






3 comments:

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.
@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..