Sunday, 6 December 2015


Potato bonda is a deep fried savory made with spicy potato mix. It is a classic tea time snack. Generally, chopped onions were fried and the boiled potatoes were added in the fried onions, but I have made a small variation by  grinding  the fried onions .In Mumbai this is a popular street food called Batata Vada.

  • Medium sized potatoes boiled and peeled      - 3 nos
  • oil                                                                                       - 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds                                                               - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder                                                         - 1/2 tsp
  • onions chopped                                                           - 4 nos
  • green chillies                                                                 - 5 nos
  • garlic                                                                                 - 5 cloves
  • ginger                                                                               - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • coriander leaves                                                          - 2 tbsps
  • lime juice                                                                         - 1 tbsp
  • salt                                                                                      - to taste



  • Gram flour                                                  - 1 cup
  • Rice flour                                                     - 1/2 cup
  • asafoetida                                                    - 2 pinches
  • salt                                                                 - to taste
  • chilli powder                                                - 2 tsps
  • water                                                              - enough to mix the batter
  • oil                                                                    - for deep frying

1.    In a bowl mix besan, rice flour, salt, asafetida, chilli powder. Add water to make a thick and smooth batter. Set aside.

1    Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat .
2   Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger and  green chillies
3   Fry it for two to three minutes adding salt
4   Allow it to cool and just whip it in a mixer.(don’t grind it to a smooth paste)
5    Keep it aside.
6   Again heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when it splutters add the whipped onion    mixture and fry for sometime and add potatoes, turmeric and salt.
7    Stir fry for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix it well and remove from heat and add the lime juice
8    Let the potato mix cool off, and make them into lemon sized ball.
9    Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
10   Dip the potato balls into the batter one at a time, making sure the potato balls are completely covered with batter. Then, slowly drop them into the frying pan.
11    Turn them occasionally. Fry the bondas until all sides are golden-brown.
12   serve hot with chutney.

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