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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™‚


  1. Nitha

    June 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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

  2. Raji

    June 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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

  3. Krithi's Kitchen

    June 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Oooh.. lovely potato bondas… awesome pics.. love your teacups..
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  4. Sobha Shyam

    June 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Perfect snack n love to have those with hot coffee on a rainy day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Priya

    June 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

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

  6. Sharmilee! :)

    June 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

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

  7. Priti

    June 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

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

  8. SavithaRaj's Spice Land

    June 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Would love to be your guest and enjoy this delightful treat..

  9. Jay

    June 24, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I love this…gonna try very soon..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Vatsala.

    June 25, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Mini Bondas are looking delicious.
    First time here. Glad to follow you.Hope you will visit me too.
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  11. Aruna Manikandan

    June 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    First time here….
    bonda's look perfect and very tempting..
    lovely clicks.

    U have a wonderful space, glad to follow u ๐Ÿ™‚

    Visit my space when u find time

  12. Sheeba Asariah

    June 28, 2011 at 8:06 am

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

  13. Sheeba Asariah

    July 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Lovely blog you have been featured on my blog:)

  14. Ambreen

    July 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Yummy looking bondas, tempting pics. First time here via Sheeba's blog. You have a nice blog, good collection of recipes & lovely pics ๐Ÿ™‚

    Simply Sweet 'n Savory

  15. Zia Elle

    July 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Lovely snack, with a cup of tea now it would be perfect!

  16. Lena Rashmin Raj

    July 12, 2011 at 5:53 am

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

  17. Mehjabeen Arif

    July 24, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Beautiful Pictures.. Like u said.. just perfect for rain..

    New to ur space and absolutely love it here.. following u..
    Do visit me as time permits..

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    July 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

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  19. Hari Chandana

    August 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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

  20. gigi

    July 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    long awaited recipe. thank u so much.

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