Aloo Bonda

Aloo Bonda is an Maharashtrian snack. Aloo bondas are yummy potato recipe in which spicy potato balls are dipped in gram flour batter and then fried. Monsoon is on the way so you can enjoy these delicious aloo bondas during rains.

Servings: Makes 8-9 aloo bondas

Batata vada

Aloo bonda


Potatoes: 5-6 boiled and peeled

Onions: 1 finely chopped

Green chilli: 1 finely chopped

Oil: 1 tbsp+ for deep frying

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp

Jeera powder: 1/4 tsp

Haldi powder: 1/4 tsp

Ginger: 1 tsbp finely chopped

Fresh coriander leaves: 2 tbsp finely chopped

Mustard seeds or rai: 1/4 tsp

For batter:

Besan or gram flour:  1 cup

Salt: to taste

Asafoetida or heeng: a pinch

Baking soda: 1/4 tsp

Rice flour: 1 tbsp

Black pepper: 1/4 tsp

Water: 1/2 cup water


1. Mash potatoes. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to crackle add onions. Saute till they become translucent.

2. Add ginger, green chilli, salt, red chilli powder, jeera powder, haldi powder and coriander. Add mashed potatoes , mix them well and cook for 2 minutes . Keep them aside.

3. Put besan in a bowl . Add rice flour, salt, baking soda, salt, black pepper, heeng and mix well.

4. Add water and make a thick flowing batter.

5. Make medium sized balls from potato mixture.

6. Heat oil in a kadai. Dip potato balls in besan batter and deep fry them till they become golden brown in colour.             Place them on absorbent paper so that excess oil can be removed.

7. Enjoy aloo bondas with green chutney or imli chutney.


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