Aloo Bonda, Aloo Chop, Batata Vada, Potato balls dipped in Gram flour

Aloo Bonda

Aloo Bonda is a favourite street food all over India. It is also known as Aloo chop and Batata Vada. They are soft from inside and have a crisp outer covering. Best eaten hot during breakfast or with tea in the evening. You can eat them with green chutney or ketchup. Vada Pav and  Ghugni Bonda Chaat are other snacks made using Aloo bonda.

Yields: 8 to 10
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 
300 grams of boiled potato
2 green chillies chopped
6 cloves garlic
2” piece of ginger chopped
2 teaspoon coriander chopped
2 teaspoon oil
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 bay leaf
A pinch of turmeric
Salt

For the batter
¾ cup besan (gram flour)
¼ cup rice flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom)
A pinch of soda bicarb
Oil for deep frying

Green chutney to serve
Imli chutney (tamarind)

Directions 

  • Mash the potatoes and keep aside.
  • Pound the green chillies,  ginger and garlic to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them crackle, add the chilli paste mixture, bay leaves and stir for 20 seconds.
  • Now add the potatoes, turmeric and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add salt and coriander, mix well. Switch off the heat.
  • Cool and divide into 8 to 10 parts and make balls.
  • In a bowl, combine the entire ingredient and make a batter with ¾ cup of water. Beat well for 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust the thickness as the batter should not be too thick or too thin. When you dip the potato balls it should coat well.
  • Heat the oil on medium heat for frying.
  • Dip the balls in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.

Serve with Green chutney and Imli chutney.

Note: You can flatten the balls to make patties before dipping in the batter.

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