Nimi's Culinary Ventures

Mini Aloo Bondas for the monsoon!

The rains have started pouring out here..June and July being the monsoon months in Munnar. I really hate goin out when there are showers in Munnar. Some hot chocolate for the kids and tea for us are the best opted drinks with snacks..
The recipe that I have shared here are the ones that comes out from my Mom’s diary of recipes.This spicy ย Potato snack is one of my Monsoon favs!

Mini Aloo Bondasย 

For the filling
4-5 potatoes pressure cooked and mashed
5-6 green chillies finely chopped
a small piece of ginger finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
3 large onions chopped
cilantro chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of asafoetida powder
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For the batter
1 1/2 cup of gram flour
2 tbsp of rice flour
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
salt to taste

Oil for frying

Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan.Pop the mustard seeds and add the asafoetida powder and stir.Add in the chopped large onions,green chillies,ginger and garlic and saute till the onions turn translucent.Add in the turmeric powder,chilli powder and garam masala .Stir and add in the mashed potatoes.Mix well with the required amount of salt and chopped cilantro till well incorporated and keep it aside.Add in the lemon juice and mix.

While the filling cools, mix all the ingridients required for the batter in a bowl.Slowly pour in water to make a batter of thick consistency .Make lemon sized balls of the filling.Dip the balls in the batter and deep fry them in oil.
Your Potato balls are ready to be served with ketchup.! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    June 22, 2011

    the bondas are tempting… its been a long time since I had those..

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    June 22, 2011

    You are lucky to have rains…and hot fried bondas are great to be enjoyed in this climate..lovely pictures.

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    June 22, 2011

    Feel like finishing that whole plate, irresistible crispy beauties..

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    Sharmilee! :)
    June 23, 2011

    First time here…u have a lovely space with yummy recipes and not to forget abt the clicks…Beautiful I say ๐Ÿ™‚

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    June 23, 2011

    Wow such awesome pics ….I want both the cuppa n the bondas …pls share

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    Sheeba Asariah
    June 28, 2011

    Love those beautiful clicks……… and love bondas during the monsoon…… lovely post soo professional love it

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    Lena Rashmin Raj
    July 12, 2011

    wowwww.. they look so cute..
    when i make im never able to get the neat outer crust after frying..this looks pe3rfect

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    Hari Chandana
    August 31, 2011

    Wowwwwwww… Such a tempting tempting and delicious snack.. perfect for the monsoons.. thanks for sharing dear.. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    July 20, 2014

    long awaited recipe. thank u so much.

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