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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

        Aloo bonda/ urulaikizhangu bonda is a classic tea/ coffee time snack and can be made easily. It is sure a kids favourite as it has potato stuffed inside. I wanted to try this for long time, made only once before. But somehow, I haven't made it, that often.  Though I tried this after years, I was happy with the result, as I was bit worried how it would turn out. So here's the snack, that would be a family pleasing snack. I did this post as guest post for Jeyashri and now as I am busy travelling I thought of making use of this post now here and share with my readers as well :)
     urulaikizhangu bonda

Aloo bonda (Batata vada) recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner
Prep Time:10 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins     serves: 3


Potato - 3

Onion - 1

Green chilli - 2

Ginger, finely chopped - 1 tsp

Lemon juice - 2 tsp

Turmeric - 1/8 tsp

Salt - As needed

To Temper (optional)

Oil - 2 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

For the batter

Besan flour - 1/2 cup

Rice flour - 2 tblsp cup

Ghee  - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 3 pinches

Turmeric - 2 pinches

Cooking soda - 2 pinches

Salt - As needed


  1. Pressure cook potatoes for 3 whistles, peel off the skin once done and mash it well. Keep aside. In a kadai/ pan, season with mustard urad dal and curry leaves. Add finely chopped ginger, green chilli and onion. Fry till transparent without changing colour. Add turmeric and salt.1-aloo
  2. Add cooked, mashed potatoes and mix well so that the turmeric blends evenly. Stir for 2 minutes an drizzle a tsp of oil. Transfer to a plate and cool down. Make 12 equal sized balls and set aside.3-aloo
  3. In a mixing bow, mix everything under ‘For the batter’ table with little water to make a batter, it should be thick enough to coat the potato balls. I have added black pepper powder as I like the flavor.2-aloo
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the potato balls dipped to coat it well in the besan batter mix. Turn over in a minute to cook evenly on both sides. Cook in medium flame.4-aloo
  5. When its evenly golden fried, drain it over kitchen tissue.5-aloo
    • The stuffing part can be made to suit your taste buds. You can vary the potato masala by adding mint leaves, red chilli powder etc. ;
    • The batter Should be thick, otherwise, the look of the bonda will not be round and smooth.
    • You can replace pepper powder with red chilli powder as will in the batter.
    • Ghee ads a wonderful flavour along with pepper and adds crispiness too.

                            Enjoy hot with coconut chutney (getti chutney), as a tea/ coffee time snack.

Aloo bonda recipe / urulaikizhangu-bonda

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  1. Looks so good.... delicious bonda... One suggestion is that the first 2 pictures are little darker... But the last picture is soooo good!!!

  2. Tempting bonda Raji.... In never get the perfect round shapes....

  3. very tempting and filling bonda aks... love it much...

  4. Super tempting Bonda, i m feeling soooo hungry seeing the picture!!!

  5. Looks yum ...perfect n tempting

  6. Now you are tempting me Raji.................................

  7. Oh! this looks really tempting...mmmmm

  8. Thats indeed sweet of you to post a guest post for me. Lovely bondas

  9. Perfectly moulded Bonda... Love it !

  10. My mouth is watering my kids also love it

  11. Drooling here it is ages ago i made them, here a thome shyama loves it i always serve with ketchup ( lazybones i am ) i love the idea of serving them with the chutney

  12. Perfect bondas....to have with tea.

  13. lovely and perfect shape aloo bonda..love to munch with a cup of tea..

  14. Looks great. My wife adds a little of lemon juice to the potato masala and it tastes good.

  15. Looks so perfect, yummy looking bondas,its raining here..I wish I had these now :)

  16. Beautiful clicks says it all...:-) You make every recipe so perfect ..

  17. Perfectly shaped balls with the quintessential Aloo stuffing. soooo tempting !

  18. Hi.I came across your recipe for Aval kozhukattai. I am familiar with Aval upma.
    What is the difference between the two?
    Is kozhukattai steamed upma balls?

  19. yummy bondas I love them so much nice click raks.

  20. Who can resist to this beauties, aloo bondas are always my favourite.

  21. Bondas are crispy and gorgeous. I love your serving platters!

  22. super yummy bonda.. Love it

  23. What a great exotic (to us Greeks) recipe! :) Thank you!!

  24. mouth watering bondas:)

  25. Is it possible to make in micro. I used to make coated cauliflower florets in this manner, less oil.

    1. Oh, I haven't tried, also it may not work for this one.

  26. Raks how much proportion of batter I have to put for 50 members to make bonda for a party.

    1. 4 times the recipe will help. Example besan 2 cups.

    2. Thank u raks for the receipt. Today I tried it came out well. I got somewhat round shape bondas. But I want exact round shape. Even I made batter thicker only. Tips please

    3. Thank u raks for the receipt. Today I tried it came out well. I got somewhat round shape bondas. But I want exact round shape. Even I made batter thicker only. Tips please

    4. May be stuffing was not stiff. Make sure to cook potato just right.


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