Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bonda (Fried Savoury Potato Balls)

Slight confusion here with bonda. Bonda in our local language is Mother, whereas Bonda for the Indians whether in the big motherland of India or for the approximately 7% of Malaysian Indians is basically an Indian savoury snack/finger food. Batter coated fried and Tucked with spicy potato ball and batter coated and fried. That's it. Definitely a popular snack (Otak-OtakEgg Fish Roll & Fried Lotus Roots/Crab Sticks) as well, of course, we all love potatoes(Aloo Gobi), don't we? That's why when we make curries (Spicy Minced Mutton Potatoes & Curry Chicken Noodles) how can we don't possibly add potatoes? That's it. I'm leaving you alone now, get moving with your hands to make this Bonda. Bye

Potato filling
2 medium size potatoes (boiled and mashed)
1/2 cup frozen green peas
2 green chilli (sliced thinly)
1 red chilli (sliced thinly)
3 shallots (sliced/chopped)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp kunyit/turmeric powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Batter/flour mixture
3 tbsp gram flour
1 tbsp oil
Water - as needed
Salt for taste
Oil for frying

Potato Filling
In heated oil, fry chillies, shallots, mustard seeds.
Add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, curry leaves, peas and salt.
Stir till all sticks together. 
Remove from heat and let it cool down.
Roll filling, bit by bit into individual balls.
For batter/flour coating
Add flour, salt and oil.
Mix while pouring enough water for a medium consistency batter.
Dip balls individually in batter.
Fry/deep fry till golden brown.
Remove and drain over kitchen towel.
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  1. i used to date an Indian. If only i've read ur blog earlier.. i'm sure to make him very happy with ur recipes :)

  2. The chutney is missing... liked 👌👌👌


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