May 30, 2015

Aloo Bonda

An irresistable and all time favorite snack or tiffin  to have with evening coffee or tea. It is a deep fried snack made with the spicy potato fillings. An absolute delicious recipe for which coconut chutney is the best side dish...



Ingredients for stuffing:

Well boiled potatoes 4
Finely chopped onions 5 tb spoons
Finely chopped green chillies and ginger 1 tea spoon each
Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil 3 tea spoons
Finely chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves

How to make the stuffing?

Heat a pan with oil. Fry the onions in medium flame for 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder, green chillies and ginger and fry for a minute. 

Add red chilli powder and salt and stir. Mash the potatoes well without any big lumps and add to the pan. Mix well. Add the leaves. Allow them to cool down. Make them to lemon size balls and keep aside.

How to make Aloo Bondas?

Take broad bowl with 5 tb spoons of besan flour and 2 tb spoons of raw rice flour. Add salt, a tea spoon of kashmiri chilli powder or normal chilli powder and half tea spoon hing powder. 

If you have idli or dosa batter in stock add one ladle . But it is optional. I usually add to get fluffy and crispy bondas. If you don't have add a pinch of baking soda. 

Meanwhile heat oil in a wok for deep frying.

Before the oil gets heated, Add water and make a batter like dosa batter. The batter must be like a thick milk shake consistency. Dip the balls in the batter gently and make sure they are coated well with batter on all sides. 

Drop the balls one by one into the batter and coat them well with the batter. 

Drop them into the oil and fry till they become dark red or golden brown. Serve hot with Coconut Coriander Chutney.


  1. I love this bonda and its perfect for this weather with cup of tea!Awsum :)

  2. We all enjoyed the Bonda