Potato Bonda

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This recipe will make 6 big bondas.

Ingredients:-

For the potato mixture:-

  1. Potatoes – 2 numbers, medium(boiled & mashed coarsely, should be lumpy)
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp.
  3. Onion – 3/4 cup, finely chopped
  4. Garlic – 3 big cloves, finely chopped
  5. Greenchilly (preferably Kantharimulaku) – 3-4 numbers or as per taste, very finely chopped
  6. Curryleaves – 2 tbsps, minced
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. salt to taste
  9. Bread – 2 slices, powdered to ger fresh bread crumbs
  10. Cilantro – 1/4 cup, chopped

For the batter:-

  1. Chickpea flour – 3/4 cup
  2. Roasted rice flour – 1 tbsp.
  3. Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Hing/kaayam – 1/4 tsp.
  5. Water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  6. salt – 1/2 tsp.

Other ingredients:-

Oil to deep fry

Method:-

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil & add the mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter. Stir in the chopped onions, cuuryleaves, garlic & greenchillies. Cook till the onions just start to change their colour to golden brown. Don’t brown the onions too much.
  2. Stir in the turmeric powder & cook on low heat for a minute.Add the coarsely mashed potato & mix well for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the bread crumbs, salt & cilantro. Mix well & remove from heat.
  4. Allow the potato mixture to cool down to room temperature.
  5. Divide this mixture into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball.
  6. Mix the besan, rice flour, chilli powder, hing, salt & water to make a slightly thick batter.
  7. Heat oil to deep fry the bondas.
  8. Dip each ball into the batter & deep fry them in hot oil on medium heat till golden brown in colour.
  9. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.
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