Sunday, November 27, 2011

Potato Bonda

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! How many of you hit the stores to get those best deals?

Well, I never did! We were traveling over the thanks giving break and came home couple of days ago.Sorry, If i had missed your posts.

Bonda is a traditional south Indian snack served in the evenings with hot coffee or tea. Usually made with urad dal batter or potatao covered with besan, rice flour batter and deep fried. These dumplings are so comforting and super tasty.
I saw a low calorie one here and I had to make them. I had all the ingredients in hand and made them for evening snack. Oh, my god, they were so good and they were low calorie, with out all the deep frying.
Non stick appam / paniyaram pan is the best thing I've ever bought!
Thanks Chef in You for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I modified the batter a just a little and added a squirt of lemon juice to the potato mixture.

Here it goes

Get Ready:

  • 2 medium potatoes,peeled cooked and mashed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chilli chopped
  • 1/3 cups frozen peas
  • lots of cilantro ( i don't measure this)
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal

For the batter:

  • 1/4 cup besan/ chick pea flour
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup water, plus a little extra.
  • little salt to taste.
  • 2-3 tsp oil


  • In a pan, add 2 tsp oil.
  • add the mustard seeds, urad dal and do the tadka.
  • add the onions and fry till soft.
  • Add the green chillies nad suate for few seconds.
  • add the peas, salt and cover and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the mashed potato, adjust salt to taste and cook them all for 1-2 mins.
  • Add the cilantro, squirt some lemon juice to taste and turn the heat off.
  • after it cools, make small balls and set them aside.
  • Prepare the batter by adding the besan, rice flour, salt, chilli powder, pinch of soda by adding 1/4 cup of water. it should be thick to coat the potato balls. 9 almost like pan cake batter/ dosa batter). if too thick add little water to the desired consistency.
  • Heat the appa karal. add 1 tsp oil in each hole/well
  • Dip the potato balls i n the batter, to coat it completely. keep heat on medium.
  • Add it in the wells, flip them to other side with a chopstick or fork once they are cooked on oneside.
  • Cook till golden and crispy on the other side .

Serve hot with chutney, ketchup or just like that.

I had them with freshly brewed south indian coffee and it was amazing....!

Try this and let me know, i am sure you will like it!


  1. nice n guilt free ones...looks yumm

  2. Wonderful healthy bonda... love to gobble a couple more as there is no deep frying..:)
    Super good evening snack..

  3. Totally irresistible,definitely a guilt free bondas,just feel like having some.

  4. Simply irresistible!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Healthy and yummy it

  6. havent tried yet..thanks for the inspiration priya..:)
    Tasty Appetite


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