Aloo Bonda is a classic tea/coffee time snack. Spicy potato balls dipped in besan batter and deep fried. A simple, easy and comforting snack loved by kids also. With basic ingredients at home, this recipe comes handy 🙂
For making the Aloo masala :
Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, ginger, green chili, asafoetida and mashed potatoes. Mix them.
Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and salt.
Cook them well for about 5 minutes. We want this aloomasalatoo be dry and spicy. You can adjust the spicyness according to your taste.
For making the batter :
In a deep bowl, take gram flour (besan)
Add salt, baking soda, red chili powder, fennel seeds and coriander leaves.
Add water little by little. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.
We want a medium thick batter. It should not be runny.
Mix the batter with your hands for about 2-3 minutes. It should be smooth. Now we will make Aloo Bondas.
Get the oil hot for deep frying the bondas.
Pour oil in a kadhai and let it heat up on a medium-high flame.
Once the filling has been cooled down. Make lime-sized balls by rolling it between your hands and set them aside.
Now dip one ball at a time into the batter and put it into kadhai.
Deep fry all the aloo bondas till light golden brown color.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or Coriander Chutney
Handy Notes :
# For making a more rich aloo filling, you can add dry fruits into the aloo masala.
# You can peanuts too into the masala, it gives a very nice texture to it.
# You can add more veggies like peas to the aloo masala.