Bonda, Potato

Potato Masala Bonda


A tasty and simple South Indian snack served during tea time with chutney or sauce.
Potato Masala Bonda

Gram Flour – 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder – 3 to 4 tblsp (adjust as required)
Asafoetida Powder – a pinch
Rice Flour – 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Oil as required for frying

For the masala filling:
Potatoes – 300 gms, medium size
Carrot – 1/4 cup, grated
Salt as per taste
Onions – 3 to 4, depending on size
Green Chillies – 3 to 4, depending on size
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves – handful
Coriander Leaves – handful
Oil – 1/4 cup

1. Quarter the potatoes and transfer to a pressure pan.
2. Add salt and turmeric powder.
3. Pour enough water, cover with a lid and pressure cook until tender.
4. Heat oil in a pan.
5. Saute the onions, green chillies and carrot for a minute or two.
6. Peel the potatoes and add to the pan.
7. Stir well and remove from flame.
8. Add coriander leaves, a pinch of salt and curry leaves.
9. Mix well.
10. Shape the mixture into small lime sized balls and keep aside.
11. Mix gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, salt and asafoetida powder in a bowl.
12. Add enough water and mix to a thick batter.
13. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
14. Dip the prepared balls in the batter and fry until light golden brown.
15. Remove and drain excess oil.
16. Serve hot/warm with chutney or sauce.

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