Wednesday 9 November 2011

(Potato) Aloo Bonda

aloo bonda
Aloo bonda is a famous Indian deep fried savory snack. It’s crispy on outside and soft inside. Aloo bonda or potato bonda is liked by adults and kids alike.
Recipe of aloo bonda
4 (potatoes) aloo - boiled, peeled and mashed
1 1/2 cups besan (gram flour/ chickpea flour)
1 tbsp oil + for deep frying
2 onions- chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chillies- chopped
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Coriander leaves- chopped
1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add green chillies, curry leaves and onion. Fry till onion turns translucent.
2. Add aloo, turmeric powder and salt.
3. Cook for 2 minutes and add coriander leaves. Mix and turn off the heat. Remove in a bowl and let it cool.
4. Make lemon sized balls out of the potato mixture.
5. Now for the batter, mix besan, red chilli powder and salt. Add water, mixing with other hand to get smooth, lump free batter of dropping consistency.
6. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok. Dip the aloo balls in the batter and deep fry in the oil. Fry till golden brown.
7. Drain on an absorbent paper and serve aloo bonda hot with tomato ketchup or some chutney.

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