October 26, 2012

Aloo Bonda Recipe | Potato Bondas - A Quick Snack Recipe

I am not a huge fan of potato bonda or pretty much any snack made with potatoes (potato bajji being an exception!). But when amma makes a large, fresh batch of these urulaikizhangu bondas, and there are over 10 people to fight over and enjoy them with, they taste different. The step by step pictures for aloo bonda were taken in Kottayam and since there really wasn't an opportunity to take pictures of the final bonda, I made them again after getting back to Singapore.

Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style

If you have boiled potatoes in hand, these aloo bondas will come together very quickly and make for a super quick snack for tea. Even if they go cold, the taste is not compromised much.

Aloo Bonda | Potato Bonda Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 12-15 bondas
Recipe source: Amma

3 medium-sized potatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
2-3 green chillies, deseeded and minced
1 cup of besan / kadalai maavu
1/2 tsp of red chilli powder
A fat pinch of hing / asafoetida
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
A small pinch of soda powder (soda bi carb)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of oil + enough to deep fry
A small bunch of coriander leaves

How to Make Urulaikizhangu Bonda

1. Boil the potatoes until soft, peel, mash and set aside.

2. Heat the 1 tbsp oil and lightly saute the onions, ginger, , chillies, and garlic until the onions turn golden brown. Add the mashed potatoes and salt and mix well to combine. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Cook for another 2 mins and aside to cool.
Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style
3. Once cool, make small balls of this potato mixture and set aside.
Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style
4. Make a thick-ish paste with the besan, chilli powder, salt, turmeric, and hing. The soda powder is optional but I do add a tiny pinch each time.

5. Heat oil for deep frying, dip each of the potato balls into the besan mixture and drop gently into the hot oil.
Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style
6. Fry until the bondas turn golden brown. Drain and set aside on a kitchen towel.
Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style
When hot enough to handle, serve with thick coconut chutney.
Aloo Bonda-Potato Bonda-A Quick Snack South Indian Style

If amma makes snacks, anything goes, even aloo bondas :)

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  1. u r tempting me :) i need bonda now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Looks absolutely delicious and wish i can grab :) some... looks like someone's having a wonderful holiday, enjoy girl :)

  3. wow very tempting recipe,luks gr8!

  4. Perfect during the rainy season...cant stop with one!!

  5. Hi Nags,

    Recently started following ur blog. It's awesome!

  6. Too many tempting deep-fried things!

  7. how very tempting.. reminding me of college days when mom used to make these by the time I come home :)
    Love them!

  8. Deep fried wonder. I love it with "getti thengai chutney" :-)

  9. I on the other hand love anything that has potatoes. The bondas look delicious!

  10. Bonda looks very tempting. Rarely make this one though. Lazy me make the plain one ;)

  11. Was my childhood favorite.Mostly used by my family to make me happy..Brought back the memories.

  12. You are right. There sure is magic in every mom's hand!

    Glad you are enjoy your trip!

  13. yummy and one of my favs
    In Rajasthan we use beetroot in the filling for the lovely pink color inside!!!!

  14. i love bondas with fresh tenga chutney! bliss!

  15. Always love this!!! We Marwaris use beetroot for the bright pink color in the filling..........


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