Thursday, April 2, 2015

Potato Bonda/Urulaikizhangu Bonda/Aloo Bonda

Potato Bonda or urulaikizhangu bonda is a popular fried snack in Tamilnadu.I prefer this bonda than the ulundu bonda simply because it has potato stuffing inside and it is more tastier than the other one.Howevery my mom used to like only the mysore bonda or the ulundu bonda for which i will post the recipe soon.I have had this bonda in so many weddings as evening snack but when made it at home it is so tasty!!!!!!If you have boiled potatoes ready you can make it in a jiffy!!!


You will Need(makes about 15 bondas)

  • 4 Boiled Potatoes
  • 2 Chopped Onions
  • 1-2 Green chillies
  • 1 small piece of Ginger
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 gms Bajji or Bonda mix

If you do not have the ready made bajji or bonda mix refer to the stuffed chilli bajji recipe to make bajji mavu


How to
1.Wash and boil the potatoes in the pressure cooker.Peel the skin.
 2.Mash it with a laddle when it is hot or warm.
3.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal and let it brown.
 4.Add chopped onions and fry for few minutes then add chopped ginger,green chillies,salt and turmeric powder.
 5.Add mashed potato,coriander leaves,curry leaves and give it a nice mix.\you need not saute the potato for long.
 6.Let it cool.
7.Add some lemon juice and mix.Test for salt,chilli and if required add some.
 8.Make gooseberry sized balls of the potato and keep it in a plate.
 9.Make a thick paste with the bajji mix by mixing water and if required a little salt.dip the potato balls in to the paste coat it well on all sides.
 10.Drop it in hot oil and fry till golden brown in medium flame.
 11.Drain it in a tissue paper.
Enjoy the hot Bondas with some coconut chutney in South Indian style

Notes

  • Adding Lemon juice is optional but it adds a tangy taste to the potato.
  • The batter should be thick to get round shaped bondas.
  • You can make the potato stuffing (balls) and keep it in the refrigerator and fry when guests come to make it easy.
  • I used Aachi Bajji bonda mavu and it came out very well as you can see in the picture.

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