Recipe: Potato Bonda

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Potato Bonda

South indian, Snacks

123 calories/serving
25 mins
A popular South Indian snack and a street food, deep fried spicy potato dumplings, coated with besan batter.

Recipe by:

Hebbars Kitchen


mustard seeds / rai
jeera / cumin seeds
coriander seeds
hing / asafoetida
curry leaves
turmeric / haldi
green chilli
kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
garam masala powder
coriander leaves
lemon juice
besan / gram flour
corn flour
ajwain / carom seeds
baking soda


1. Firstly, in a large kadai heat oil (2 tsp) and add mustard seeds (1 tsp), jeera (1/2 tsp), crushed coriander seeds (1/2 tsp), hing (a pinch) and few curry leaves. allow to splutter.

2. Further add broken cashews (6 cashews) and roast to golden.

3. Additionally saute chopped onions (1 small), chopped ginger( 1 inch) and 1 finely chopped green chilli.

4. Furthermore add in turmeric powder(1/2 tsp), chilli powder (1/2 tsp), garam masala powder (1/4 tsp) and salt to taste. saute.

5. Now add in 3 medium sized boiled and mashed potatoes. mix well.

6. Additionally, add in 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice (1 tbsp).

7. Prepare the besan batter by mixing besan (1 cup), corn flour (¼ cup), turmeric powder/ haldi (¼ tsp), salt to taste, kashmiri red chilli powder (¼ tsp), ajwain / carom seeds (¼ tsp), water (as required) and prepare a thick flowing consistency batter.

8. Furthermore add in 1 tsp oil and ¼ tsp baking soda.

9. Mix gently making sure everything is combined well.

10. Also make a ball from the prepared aloo masala, grease hands with oil to prevent from sticking.

11. Further, dip into besan batter and ball should be well coated. deep fry in hot oil.

12. Make sure to stir occasionally, keeping the flame on medium. fry till the bonda turns golden and crisp.

13. Finally, serve aloo bonda along with chutney or tomato sauce.

By Hebbars Kitchen