Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Aloo Bonda / Tea Time Snacks / A Quick Indian Snack

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Aloo bonda is a very tasty, crispy & spicy chat. This is one of the popular Indian snacks served in parties, functions,etc, which can satisy most palates. Also this makes a perfect holiday snack menu for kids.
It is very simple to make and delicious to eat during evening coffee or tea time. This delicious snack recipe is made of mashed potatoes, chopped onion, green chilly and dipped in spicy batter & then deep fried till crisp.
Here goes the recipe of tasty & simple snack loved by all.
Ingredients for outer layer:
  • Besan flour                   -  2 cups
  • Rice flour                      - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 tsp
  • Hing                             - a pinch
  • Cooking soda               - a pinch
  • Salt to taste
For potato stuffing:
  • Potatoes                       -  2 medium size
  • Peas                             - ¼ cup
  • Oil                                - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                           - ¼ tsp
  • Split urad dal                - ¼ tsp
  • Hing                             - a pinch
  • Onion                           - 1
  • Green chilly                   - 1
  • Ginger grated                - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
Lets Begin:
To make Outer Layer:
  1. Take a wide bowl.
  2. Mix  besan flour, rice flour, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, hing,cooking soda and salt.
  3. Add little water and make a smooth paste of it.
  4. The batter should not be too thick or watery, it should be in medium thickness (dosa batter) consistency, so that it can be coated over potato balls.
  5. Now the batter ( bonda mix )  is ready for the outer layer.
Lets see the preparation of inner stuffing:
  1. Wash and boil the potatoes and smash it.
  2. Cook  the peas and keep it ready.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal and hing.
  5. Once it splutters, add the chopped onion and fry till golden.
  6. Add green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger and saute further.
  7. Now add turmeric pwd, smashed potatoes, peas and salt.
  8. Combine well and cook for 3 to 4 mins.
  1. Remove from flame and allow to cool.
  2. Make small lemon sized balls out of it.
  1. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  2. Dip the balls in the prepared bonda mix.
  1. Drop them in hot oil.
  2. Fry in medium flame.
  3. Turn it to other side, deep fry till golden brown.
  1. Drain it from oil and place it in kitchen tissue.
  2. Repeat the same for remaining balls.
  3. Tempting Aloo Bonda ready to taste.
  1. Enjoy them hot with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney.


Other Holiday Favorites :
·       Paneer Pakora

·       Spinach Fritters

·       Onion Vada

·       Spicy Corn Fritters

·       Roasted channa dal Vada

81 comments:

  1. Looks so crunchy and delicious....perfect snack for the winter!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

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  2. Delicious and perfect for evening snack with a cup of tea.

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  3. Delicious & crunchy bonda's..

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  4. Yummy looking Aloo bondas. Thanks a lot for sharing this snack's recipe which is my favourite since childhood days.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. delicious looking bonda for snack

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  6. Love aloo bondas... this brings back loads of memories from school days!

    Your recipe n pictures look delicious!

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  7. looks very crispy and tasty. yum yum :)

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  8. batata vada, reminds me of the song and ya here in mumbai its called batata vada and used in pav to make it vada pav.. always a yummy treat

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  9. Thanks for coming over and it's great to know now where to get those delish Indian recipes

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  10. looks yummy! reminds me of vada pav, without rice flour. wonderful dish... thanks for sharing :)

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  11. aloo bondas look so tempting..loved it..

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  12. That looks really delicious.

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  13. Looks cripsy n tasty satisfies the tastebuds...

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  14. Didn't know there are so many Indian snacks. This snack certainly looks good, too bad is I am avoiding all deep fried food.

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  15. perfect evening snack.............luks so delicious n yummy.

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  16. Mmmm...That looks wonderful Jay! Perfect with a cup of tea...One of my favorites.

    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year

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  17. Oh, they look so yum Jay. Irresistible.

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  18. nice snack for tea time !!!

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  19. Looks yummy ! Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee ! :)

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  20. Ummmmm!!!deliciosas.Me llevo una jaja.
    Besos

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  21. Somehow, I have never got the batter consistency right. But that was years ago, and ever since never attempted it again. I think I am motivated to give it another try.

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  22. Thnx for your precious time ..:)
    happy holidays n have fun..

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  23. so sweet of you faseela..:)
    thank you..!

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  24. Yum,yum,super crispy and tempting aloo bonda..

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  25. A tempting snack for anytime of the day!!!!
    prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. OMG I really want to have these hottie hot right now its so cold here....

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  27. Oh my, I love this Bonda :) my fav snack, perfectly done..

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  28. lovely snacks,looks tasty!!

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  29. Tienen un aspecto estupendo, seguro que están muy ricas :)

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  30. Nice and crispy batata vada..my all time favourite snack..

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  31. You would have to double your recipe if I come over to eat...I will eat a lot them because they looks so good. :) Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!! ~ Ramona

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  32. awesome clicks..my fave snack

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  33. its reaaally mouthwatering me....
    very nice snack buddy...

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  34. My all time favorite!!

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  35. Yum! These look delicious! If I can find all the ingredients I'm definitely going to try this. So glad I clicked over here, you have lots of yummy recipes!

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  36. sounds and look delicious....

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  37. Yum Jay, these sound wonderful and very unique!

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  38. These look delicious Jay!

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  39. Little balls of heaven, looks amazing!

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  41. These are so delicious and craving them now after reading the recipe!
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  42. mann kar raha hai...ek bonda uthalu :) wow...i am going to make these today ...thanks for sharing :)

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  43. hi jay, we have here in philippines, but the stuffing is so unique. i never encountered like this before. the chutney looks lovely.

    ill try my version of this. :)

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  44. These are fantastic and wound make a perfect party appetizer :)
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

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  45. I learnt to make this ponda just before I started my blog. they are truly delicious.

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  46. Bonda looks so very delicious hasn't made this in a while got to try this soon.

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  47. so tempting and delicious bondas..

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  48. Delicious and yummmmmmmmy bonda.. am drooling over it! Too good... jay!

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  49. Jay, wish you a very happy new year in advance! These aloo bondas are just right for my family! Yum!!
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  50. My son will love this. So fun to pop these into the mouth :)

    Been really busy but just wanna drop by to wish u Merry Xmas & Happy 2012!

    With love from Singapore,
    Shirley's Luxury Haven

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  51. Perfect for the cold weather with some hot tea. Looks fantastic.

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  52. Looks so attractive, nice & hot, crisp & crunchy and so delicious.

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  53. Looks delicius these bondas.
    Wishing you happy new year!

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  54. What could be better than aloo bonda during winters looks great....and Happy New Year!!

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  55. Este aperitivo tiene que estar muy rico. Apetecible en todo momento y lugar. Una delicia.
    Happy New Year
    Saludos

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  56. Love those cuities...wud be perfect with a hot cup of kaapi

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  57. Wow... that sounded very tasty.

    Happy new Year, Jay!

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  58. Dear Jay,
    Excellent Bonda.. craving for it..

    Wish u and family a very Happy New Year 2012..

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  60. this is one of my husbands favourite snacks....perfect in these chilly winter evenings.....thanks...wish you and your family a very happy new year.

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  61. This is something I'd love to try at home! It's vegetarian and looks so yummy!!! I'm bookmarking this recipe!

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  62. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, filled with loads of happiness, good health and wonderful blessings. May all your wishes come true.

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  63. Hola Jay!! Un buen entrante para acompañar una cervez bien fria.
    Enhorabuena. Un saludo y FELIZ AÑO 2.012!!

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  64. Hola Jay!! Un buen entrante para acompañar una cervez bien fria.
    Enhorabuena. Un saludo y FELIZ AÑO 2.012!!

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  65. These look yummy. I love this type of Indian snack. Happy New Year!

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  66. Wow, these are great snacks, I never ate something like that before, I'm definitely going to try them.

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  67. OMG, all these amazing recipes, I am drooling :D

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  68. hi...looks so good....i just want to know..what is "besan flour" and "hing"...in malaysia i never hear this item...actually i like indian food...sometimes name of d item is different here..

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  69. hi...looks so good...i I just want to know what the "besan flour" and "hing" ..... actually I love indian food, but in malaysia name of the item is diff....

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  70. Thanks for liking d recipe Rafi Khan. Besan flour is Kadalai maavu in tamil. Also it has other names as chickpea flour, gram flour, chana dal flour, garbanzo bean flour.
    And hing is commonly referred as asafoetida powder, perungayam powder in tamil, also known as Devil's Dung as it the world's smelliest spice. Do try n enjoy..!

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