Aloo Bonda also known as Batata Vada is a savory appetizer made of spicy potato mix which is dipped in a batter and deep fried. These bondas are crispy on the outside and goes well with a cup of tea specially on the days when it is gloomy and raining outside.
- 7-8 small to medium sized potatoes boiled
- 2-3 green chillies
- 1-2 onions according to the size
- 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger
- 1/4 cup of cilantro
- salt to taste
- 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 3/4 tsp amchoor
- 3/4 tsp garam masala
- 1 cup besan
- oil for frying
Boil the potatoes and let me cool down. Peel the skin and mash them using your hand or a potato masher and set aside.
Slice the onions, green chillies, ginger and cilantro. Put all these ingredients in a chopper and chop them. Mix this mixture into the boiled potatoes. Add salt, garam masala, red chilli powder and amchoor. Mix well using your hands.
In a kadhai, heat the oil for frying, I have used vegetable oil, you can use canola, peanut or vegetable oil for frying. Take another mixing bowl, add besan along with salt, red chilli powder, amchoor, turmeric, garam masala. Add water and make a batter which is not too thin or not too thick.
Take a small amount of potato mixture and make a shape of a ball in between your palm. Now dip this into the batter, letting the excess batter dripping back in to the bowl. Put in the hot oil to fry on a medium heat. Fry until they are crispy.
Serve hot with mint and tamarind chutney with a hot cup of tea.
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