Aloo bonda recipe with step by step pictures and a quick recipe video
What is Aloo Bonda?
Aloo bonda recipe is a delicious and irresistible snack which is made using boiled potatoes, some spices and lots of herbs. The boiled potatoes are shaped into balls which are there after dipped in a gram flour batter and deep fried. Aloo bonda is very flavourful. It has the tanginess of pomegranate seed, the heat of red chilli powder and green chillies. It has a beautiful and crisp exterior and a very delectable stuffing.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for Aloo bonda
Aloo bonda calls for boiled potatoes, some spices, coriander leaves, mint leaves etc. I have also added some boiled peas. Pomegranate seeds… dried as well as fresh are used. Fennel seeds and whole coriander seeds are added for nice flavour and bite. A batter is prepared using gram flour and water in which the balls of potato mixture are dipped and deep fried. Little baking soda is added while making the gram flour batter. It gives a nice texture to the outer coating of aloo bondas. The batter should not be thin or thick. The batter should coat easily and stay there till fried and give us some stunning aloo bondas (yes bondas too can look stunning).
Ingredients for Aloo Bonda
- 4 medium sized potatoes, boiled and peeled
- 1/4 cup boiled peas
- 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
- Handful of chopped coriander
- Handful of chopped mint leaves
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate seed (anaardana) powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
- 1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
- For gram flour batter:
- 1 and 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 3/4 Cup water or as required
Oil for frying
How to make Aloo Bonda
1. Prepare gram flour batter
In a mixing bowl take 1.5 cup gram flour. To this add salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder. Gradually add approximately 3/4 cup of water. Mix nicely to make a smooth batter and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Prepare potato stuffing
In a mixing bowl take 4 medium sized boiled potatoes. Mash them. And 1/4 cup boiled peas, 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds, handful of chopped coriander, handful of chopped mint and 1 green chilli finely chopped. Further add the spices i.e. salt to taste, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon dried pomegranate seeds powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder. Also add 1/2 teaspoon each of fennel seeds and whole coriander seeds. Mix everything nicely. Taste a spoonful to check the seasoning and adjust the same. Divide the mixture into portions and form balls. The number of balls depend upon the size of Kofta you like.
Tip: For best resutls, boil the potatoes in advance and refrigerate them unpeeled for atlteast a couple of hours.
3. Fry Aloo Bonda
Heat enough oil in a deep pan. The level of oil is very critical. If there will be less oil aloo bonda will not be round in shape. Rather will have a pot (kalash) like shape. Dip the potato ball in the gram flour batter. Use spoon to coat the batter properly on the potato ball. Carefully put in the hot oil. Keep the flame at medium. Pour hot oil on the bondas so even the top get cooked. Once they firm up, flip. Continue to cook on low flame till golden brown.
4. Bon appétit
Enjoy aloo bonda with imli ki chutney
You may also add some chopped onions for the bite.
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