Bonda is usually a deep fried snack and there are a lot of variations of it. Some varieties just use dal whereas some like spinach bonda, carrot bonda, etc. use a stuffing coated with batter. The stuffing can be anything you like as long as you can bind it together.If you are avoiding deep frying and want a healthy version of this bonda, use the kuzhi paniyaram pan as shown here. I made these for a party and went with deep frying for a change. Potato and peas are a perfect combo for many dishes and here again it wins. Kids and adults loved it alike. Off to the recipe.
Deep fried potato balls coated with batter.
- potatoes - 3 1/2 cups (mashed)
- oil - 2 tsp
- mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- urad dal - 1 tsp
- onion - 1 cup - chopped
- green chilly - 1 - 2
- peas - 3/4 cup (I used frozen)
- salt - adjust to taste
- oil - to deep fry
- For Batter
- besan - 1/2 cup
- rice flour - 1/4 cup
- chilly powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust to taste)
- salt - to taste
Boil potatoes. Mash and keep aside.
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add the dal and when it turns golden brown, add the onions and green chilly.
When onions are cooked add peas; when peas become soft and cooked potatoes and salt. Mix and make balls of the mixture.
Meanwhile, prepare a batter with the ingredients and heat oil in a vessel for deep frying.
Dip the balls in the batter and drop them in oil slowly. When the balls turn golden brown remove and serve with ketchup or chutney of choice.
Adjust the filling ingredients as per taste. You can spice it up with chilly powder etc.
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1. Boil potatoes. Mash and keep aside.2. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal.3. When dal turns golden brown, add the onions and chillies. Fry until onions are cooked.4. Add the peas and cook until peas are soft.5. Add the mashed potatoes and salt.6. Make small balls of the mixture.7. Make a batter that is not too thin or thick with the batter ingredients.8. Dip the balls and coat them with batter.9. Heat oil and drop the coated balls slowly.10. When the balls turn golden brown remove from oil. Serve warm with ketchup or chutney.
Addictive bondas ready.