aloo bonda recipe

Aloo Bonda Recipe | Batata Vada Recipe | Potato Bonda

What is Aloo Bonda?

Indian potato recipe, which is a perfect snack with your masala chai is aloo bonda recipe. Boiled potatoes are coarsely mashed and cooked with spices and coated with gram flour batter and deep-fried to make a lip-smacking snack. These are hot and tangy aloo bonda. It has the flavors of fennel seeds, whole coriander seeds, dry pomegranate seeds powder, etc. With few boiled potatoes in the refrigerator, aloo bonda is an instant evening snack. It can be converted into a healthy snack by cooking it in appam pan with few drops of oil instead of deep-frying. I often make it this way. Just serve it with chutney of your choice or with tea as an easy evening snack.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Aloo Bonda Recipe

As already mentioned, aloo bonda is an Indian potato recipe. Potatoes are charmers. Everyone is fond of potato recipes. These also make great party snacks. I make mini aloo bonda and fix a toothpick to serve it as a party snack. So next time when you host a party, do try it. Here is all you need

Boiled potatoes: I don’t think there is any recipe using boiled potatoes where I haven’t mentioned use refrigerated potatoes. Yes, most of the Indian potato recipes work best with cold potatoes.

Spices: Dry pomegranate seeds powder, red chili powder, garam masala, black pepper are used to prepare the fried potatoes for aloo bonda. I use this homemade garam masala, it peps up my dishes.

Gram flour/besan: The fried potatoes are shaped as balls and dipped in a gram flour batter and then deep-fried. The regular gram flour has been used. Further little rice flour has been added which helps make crisp aloo bonda. Along with that pinch of fruit salt is also added.

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Deep-fried snacks are a delight during monsoons or a cold Sunday during the winters. You can try our collection for samosa recipes. Other deep-fried snacks which are quick and easy to make are the bread roll, bread pakora, etc.

How to serve aloo bonda recipe?

As such, it is a perfect evening snack and therefore it can be served with masala tea.

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How to make Aloo Bonda?

1.This recipe makes 10-12 aloo bonda.

aloo bonda recipe

2.Heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds (raie).

aloo bonda recipe

3.Next add 1 tsp each fennel seeds (saunf) and 1 tsp whole coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya). Cook for a minute or till aromatic.

aloo bonda recipe

4.Next add in boiled and mashed potatoes.

aloo bonda recipe

5.Spice it up with 1 and ½ tsp of red chilli powder, 1and ½ tsp dry pomegranate (anaardana) powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, ½ tsp black pepper powder and salt to taste.

aloo bonda recipe

6.Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes. Let the mixture cool down. Shape into balls of desired size.

aloo bonda recipe

7.Prepare the batter for aloo bonda. In a mixing bowl, add ¾ cup of gram flour (besan), 1 tbsp rice flour, salt to taste and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

aloo bonda recipe

8.Add water to make a thick batter (half of ¾ cup of water). Make smooth and lump free batter. Whisk well for 2-3 minutes.

aloo bonda recipe

9.When you are ready to fry the bonda, add ¼ tsp fruit salt and mix well. Be ready with the bonda balls, gram flour batter and heat enough oil for frying.

aloo bonda recipe

10.Put the bonda ball in gram flour batter. Coat it well.

aloo bonda recipe

11.Lift it with a spoon. Put in the hot oil.

aloo bonda recipe

12.Fry on medium flame.

aloo bonda recipe

13.Till golden brown from all the sides.

aloo bonda recipe

14.Serve hot. Bon appétit!

aloo bonda recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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