Aloo Bonda is one of the most popular snacks served in functions, parties etc. It is also mostly available in the school, college canteens. Aloobondais also known as the batata vada in Mumbai. Aloo bonda is a typical South Indian snack. It is a deep fried savory snack stuffed with potato spices mixture. Aloo bonda is crispy outside and soft inside.
Aloo bondais liked by one and all because it’s made of aloo (potatoes). Potatoesare a favorite vegetable to all. Potatoes are best known for its carbohydrate (starch). Potatoalso contains vitamins and minerals. Potatoes can be prepared in many ways like boiled, fried, baked etc. French fries and potatochips are most popular snacks prepared with potato. Bonda as such can have a sweet and a spicy variant.
Some of the variety of bondas includes Egg bonda, Tapioca bonda, Vegetable bonda etc. Normally Keralites and Gujaratis prepare a sweeter version of bondaswhereas as in Mumbai and Hyderabad it’s the savory bondas that are popular. Batata vada, “Batata” originated from the Portuguese settlements along the west coast of India during the 16th/17th century. Batata vada consists of mashes potatoes coated with chickpea flour and deep fried. This is served with chutney, a savory condiment.
Summary: potatoes mashed and coated with batter and deep fried
ajwain - 1 - pinch
baking soda - 1/4 - tsp
cashewnuts - 2 - tbsp
chilli pdr - 1 - pinch
chopped coriander -1 - bunch
chopped ginger - 1 - slice
chopped gr chilli - 2 - number
cumin - 1 - tsp
curry leaves - 5 - leaf
gram flour ,beasan - 2 - cup
mustard - 1 - pinch
oil - 1 - to fry
onion - small - 1/2
potato boiled mashed - 4 - number
salt - 1 - to taste
heat oil in pan , make sure use very little oil add cumin ,mustard ,turmeric all spices and onionmix it with mashed potato and season wellmake batter with gramflour as shown , or check out the video of pakodas for detail procedure for batterdipp the dumpling of potatoes in the batter and fry in medium heat till golden brown and serve hotwith your fav chutney
For all those you love to eat the aloo bonda, the preparation is quite simple. To prepare the potato filling, boil and mash coarsely the potatoes. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chillies, onions, chopped ginger, turmeric and salt and fry for few seconds.
Once cooked, cool and make them into small dumplings and keep aside. For the outer casing, make a thick batter using chick pea’s flour, seasoned with salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and little baking powder to make the batter fluffy. You can also add little rice powder to get the crispiness on the outer side.
Heat oil and take the small balls of potato mixture, coat in the chick pea flour batter and deep fry in hot oil. To prepare the chickpea (gram flour) batter, watch the video of Pakodas for detail procedure. Serve hot with your favorite chutney.
Now you don’t need to walk on the streets of mumbai searching for Batata vada or Aloo bonda as you can always prepare it at home. Do check for the preparation of Aloo bonda at: