Aloo Bonda is a snack made of mashed potatoes dipped in batter and deep-fried. It is fantastic finger food, so I often serve it at parties as an appetizer.
These snacks can be served hot, straight from the deep fryer. Or you can also enjoy them after they have cooled down. Many people eat them with ketchup, but I prefer them with my Green Chutney recipe.
- 8 large potatoes
- 1tsp mustard seeds
- 1tsp cumin seeds
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 1 slice of finely chopped ginger
- 4 large green chilli peppers, finely chopped
- 500g carrots, chopped
- 500g peas
- 2tsp lemon juice
- 250g gram flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 240ml of water
- 6 tbsp Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Peel the potatoes and boil them.
- Mash them and add a little bit of salt. Set the pot with the potatoes aside.
- In a pan, heat up 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.
- Add the mustard seeds. Careful! They will crackle and pop.
- Add the cumin seeds.
- Chop the onions, ginger and green chilli peppers very finely.
- Add these chopped ingredients to the pan and stir briskly. Fry them until the onions are light brown. Add a little salt to make the onions sweat a bit.
- Chop the carrots and add to the pan along with the peas.
- Lower the heat and cook for about 15 minutes.
- Add the mashed potatoes to the pan and mix them in slowly. Let them fry for 5 minutes.
- Now remove the potato mix from the pan and set it aside in a large bowl. Sprinkle in a bit of lemon juice. Set this aside to cool.
- In a separate large bowl, mix the gram flour, 5tbsp of vegetable oil, water, a pinch of salt and the baking powder. Mix these ingredients together to form a thick batter.
- Heat a pot full of oil for deep frying.
- Once the potato filling has fully cooled down, form small round balls with them. Take a handful of the filling and form a round ball with the palm of your hand. You should be able to make about 8 round potato balls.
- Now take one of these potato balls and dip it in the batter.
- Gently lower it into the oil.
- Repeat this with all 8 balls. You can fry them all together in the pot.
- Deep fry them until they are crispy.
Makes: 8 Aloo Bondas
Takes: 2 hours
Note: For another potato recipe, try these Minty Jersey Royals with Chives and Lemon Butter.
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