Aloo Bonda

Aloo Bonda/Batata Vada 

Ingredients needed

Onion - 1
Green chilli - 2 finely chopped

Potato - 2
Carrot - 1 small
Peas - 2-3 tbsp
Beans - 3-4

Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt as needed

For the seasoning

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

For the batter

Besan/kadalai mavu/bengal gram flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cooking soda (soda bi carb)- a pinch
Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying the bondas


Pressure cook potatoes, peel the skin and mash it slightly. Finely chop beans, carrot and steam the vegetables (carrot, beans and peas) or cook the vegetables in very less water. 

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions, green chillies and saute for a few minutes until onion turns transparent.

Add the steamed vegetables, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt need and saute for a few minutes.

Then add mashed potato, mix well and switch off the flame. After it cools a little, make even sized balls out of it and keep it ready.

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