Aloo Bonda

BM #70 Week 3 Day 1 -

This week I shall showcase some kid friendly recipes which are perfect for a kid-centric celebration. 

A few weeks back when my husband was out of town, the kids were bored and were missing the dad. I made these to see some smiles around at home and needless to say my older one was happy to munch away these for an after school snack! 

I made something else which was less spicy for my little one and so I got to see some satisfied and happy faces at home and my day was made brighter!

Ingredients - 

Besan / Gram Flour / Senagapindi 1/2 cup
Salt, Red Chili Powder as needed
Ajwain / Vaamu 1/2 tsp
Water to make a thick batter
Oil to Deep fry
For the Filling - 
Potato boiled and coarsely mashed 1 cup
Onion chopped 2 Tbsp (Optional)
Ginger , grated 1/4 tsp
Salt, Green Chili Paste as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro finely chopped 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafotida 1 pinch, Curry leaves few)

Aloo Bonda

Method Of Preparation -
To make the outer covering - 
In a mixing bowl, add besan, salt, red chili powder and ajwain. 

Mix well and gradually add water to make a lump free batter. Cover and set aside.
To Make the filling - 
In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the dals brown, add turmeric and ginger.

Then add in the mashed potato and sprinkle some water if needed.

Sprinkle salt and add the chili paste. Mix well and let it cook until the sabji thickens.

Cover and set aside.
To make aloo bonda - 
After the filling has sufficiently cooled, pinch about 2 teaspoonful of it and roll into a ball. Make as many portions as needed.

Meanwhile, heat sufficient oil and when it is hot enough, dip each aloo sabji portion into the besan batter and gently slide into the oil. 

Depending on the size of the pan and the amount of oil in it, about 5-6 bondas can be fried at a time without crowding the oil. Make sure to keep flipping the bondas so they turn golden brown evenly.

Continue frying until the filling is used up.

Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 70. 

Sending these to Srivalli's "Kid's Delight - Birthday Party Snacks"

Preparation Time 30-40 minutes
Makes 10-12

7 comments

  1. Perfect snack to brighten up the mood! Looks yumm

     
  2. Suma Gandlur Says:
  3. Dad being out of town is norm in my household. :) That bonda is one classic treat.

     
  4. all time favorite, these are slightly different than batata vadas..look great.

     
  5. This is such a delicious snack, you can see happy faces in both kids and adults. Looks so yum..

     
  6. Pavani N Says:
  7. Absolutely love these aloo bondas.. So many memories around these :-)

     
  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. I can have this bonda anytime of the day, you are tempting me..

     
  10. Sapana Behl Says:
  11. My daughters love aloo bonda. Looks so delicious.

     
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