AKA Urullaikizhangu/Bangaladunpa/Aloo Bonda
My my, the past one month was so packed with action. Good it all is coming to an end this week. Though more is coming up from next week at least there is no made rush for it. We had three b'days in the family over the last 30 days, but had to postpone the bash till now. Two days back was dear hubby's b'day and he's the lucky one to get the feast right away.
Growing up Potato bonda was restaurant or street food fair. Somehow elders at home didn't frequent this speciality. I remember granny making this once and that was real tasty and special. Other fond memories are when we travelled in Indian trains. You can't miss these out for a morning or evening snack which is gently accompanied by coconut chutney.
2-3 cups Oil for deep frying
For batter :
1 cup gram flour
Baking Soda - A pinch
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4th tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chat masala powder( optional)
a few sprinkles of Asafoetida/hing/perumgayam/inguva
Salt to taste
For Filling :
2 cups Potato Masala
Prepare the potato filling in this way.
In a bowl add ingredients for batter and add water little by little mixing with hand to make a smooth batter of medium consistency(little thicker then loose).
Heat oil in a wok or kadai or deep pan.
Make medium size balls of potato masala.
once the oil is hot, dip each potato ball in the batter to coat evenly and deep fry them till golden yellow.
Remove from oil and place on a tissue paper to take out excess oil.
Serve warm or at room temperature with choice of chutneys..Coconut,Peanut-Coriander,Green chutney etc.