How to make Traditional Potato Bonda -

All spiced and nice for monsoon

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Traditional Potato Bonda

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Traditional Potato Bonda Recipe

  • Gram Flour boiled, peeled and mashed 4 large

  • Potatoes 1 tbsps + for deep-frying

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 3-4

  • Ginger chopped 2 inch piece

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 bunch

  • Batter

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Rice flour 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non stick pan, add mustard, urad dal, turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger and onion and sauté for two minutes.

Step 2

Add potatoes, salt and coriander leaves and mix well. Divide into equal portions and roll into balls. Mix together besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and sufficient water to a thick and smooth batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, dip the potato balls in the batter and slide into the hot oil and deep fry till golden brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.

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