Friday, June 11, 2010

Potato Bonda / Batata Vada

AKA Urullaikizhangu/Bangaladunpa/Aloo Bonda

DSC05069 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.

DSC05059 Ingredients :
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
Enough Water

For Filling :
2 cups Potato Masala

Method :
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).
Keep aside.
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.
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9 comments:

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! my hot favourite batata vada.

Nandini said...

It's my very favorite! I'd love to have some with green chutney!

SpicyTasty said...

I always wanted to make bondas. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Looks soo perfect. I am gonna make it this week.

Rina said...

Thanks girls..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Rina, you have a wonderful recipe collection. First time here. Loved your blog. The pictures were perfect. Please do drop by my blog when you have time. Happy blogging !!!

Rina said...

Welcome to my space LIB..good to know ur blog too..will dig into it one of these days..Happy blogging!!!

Suman Singh said...

bumped in here for the first time..must say you have a lovely space with delicious collections of recipes...bonda is all time fav snack at my home...yours looks so tempting...yummie!

Rina said...

Thanks Suman..for visting and ur lovely comments..you too seem to have to recipe collection at ur blog..will frequent there..

Malar Gandhi said...

All I need is chai to go with this, perfect evening snack with company of friends...I can't ask more:)