Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bonda/Potato bonda


 Bonda doesn't need any introduction..potato bonda with hot tea!!!!!!!It is a staple food of village tea shops in kerala.Easy to make and tasty to eat!!!!!!!!



For long time I kept this recipe in my draft and totally forgot about it!Today I prepared bonda for evening tea then remembered about it.


  • Potato:2big
  • Onion(finely chopped):1 
  • Ginger chopped:1 tspn
  • Green chilly chopped:1 tspn
  • Salt

For batter:

  • Besan/gram flour/kadalamavu:1 cup
  • Turmeric powder:1/4 tspn
  • Chilly powder:1/4 tspn
  • Water:As required
  • Salt

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves:few
  • Cumin seeds/jeerakam:1/4 tspn(optional)
  • Oil


  • Boil potatoes peel the skin and mash it well.Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add mustard and let it splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds if you are using.
  • Add curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onion green chilly and ginger.
  • Saute it well for few minutes.
  • Now add mashed potatoes and salt.
  • Mix everything and remove it from fire.
  • Now mix all the ingredients listed under "for batter".The batter should not be too thick or too loose.
  • Heat the pan with oil.Keep it in medium flame.
  • Make small balls with potato mixture and dip it in the batter.
  • Carefully drop it in to hot oil.
  • Cook both side ,drain the excess oil and serve hot


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