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.
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.
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.
As such, it is a perfect evening snack and therefore it can be served with masala tea.
1.This recipe makes 10-12 aloo bonda.
2.Heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds (raie).
3.Next add 1 tsp each fennel seeds (saunf) and 1 tsp whole coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya). Cook for a minute or till aromatic.
4.Next add in boiled and mashed potatoes.
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.
6.Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes. Let the mixture cool down. Shape into balls of desired size.
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.
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.
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.
10.Put the bonda ball in gram flour batter. Coat it well.
11.Lift it with a spoon. Put in the hot oil.
12.Fry on medium flame.
13.Till golden brown from all the sides.
14.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 20 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes
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