Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Potato Bonda/Aloo bonda in 2 styles

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Bonda brings back a lot of childhood memories to me..When my father finally managed to get a transfer to our home town (kannur) we all were so happy that we can finally live in our own house and be with our cousins and relatives.Since our house was in a country side there were no good schools there so we had to go all the way to town for school.Going in fully packed school van was a nightmare for me and my 2 sisters.After struggling for few weeks we decided to go in local bus but again that was just the same,since our place was bit far there were not so many buses running in our route so morning and evening bus was fully packed with school kids,so finally my father decided to drop us and pick us everyday.But since its a long way back home after picking us from school he took us to his office,we waited outside in the car in protected carkpark .From 4- 6 pm we stayed in the car doing home works and chatting about our day at school.Apart from 3 of us our cousin brother who was in college also used to join us.Like all other kids after school we used to be soo hungry and so our cousin brother used to go to a small coffee shop and get us some hot snacks like Bonda,Ela ada,Uzhunu vada etc everyday.. Years passed by but still the taste of those delicious snacks are still in the tip of my tongue.

Since I like both kerala and North Indian style bondas I am sharing the recipe of both here...

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Ingredients( for Kerala style )
Potatoes -2(medium size)
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Greenchillies -1-2
Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
Ginger chopped -1tsp
Curryleaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Gram flour -3/4 cup
Redchiily powder - pinch
Salt
oil for deep frying

Preparation
Boil potatoes , peel the skin and mash it.
In a saucepan add some oil sputter mustard seeds and cumin. Add chopped onions,ginger,greenchillies and curryleaves.When onion becomes soft add turmeric , salt and finally add potatoes and mix well.Make balls from the mixture. Meanwhile make a batter of gram flour with water adding little salt and redchilly powder.Batter should not be to thick or too loose.In a kadai pour some oil and keep it on a medium flame,when the oil is ready dip balls in the batter and fry till golden brown.


Ingredients North Indian Style

Potatoes -2(medium size)
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Greenchillies -1-2
Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
Ginger chopped -1tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -1tbs
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Gram flour - 1 cup
redchilly powder- pinch
Salt
Ajwain -pinch
Oil for deep frying

Preparation
Boil potatoes , peel the skin and mash it.
In a saucepan add some oil sputter cumin. Add chopped onions,ginger,greenchillies .When onion becomes soft add turmeric , salt and finally add potatoes and coriander leaves and mix well.Make balls from the mixture. Meanwhile make a batter of gram flour with water adding little salt ,redchilly powder and ajwain .Batter should not be to thick or too loose.In a kadai pour some oil and keep it on a medium flame,when the oil is ready dip balls in the batter and fry till golden brown

22 comments:

julie said...

Delicious bonda.. Very filling one!!Reminded stacked bondas in the glass window in the small tea stalls in Kerala !!

R said...

looks so enticing. totally yummm!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks very yummy....love them with hot tea..

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely bondas they have come out so perfect:)

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sangee vijay said...

wow...yummy bondas..lovely filling !!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yum Yum Potato Bonda DEar.Deliciously done.Luv it.

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely bonda.. looks simply awesome :)
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Swathi said...

Adipoli bonda Vinee, love to have with my tea.

Tina said...

Perfect and delicious bonda...

An Open Book said...

that is such a sweet story:)
i love bonda pakshe deep frying makes me stay away :(
although if someone makes it for me im super duper happy :)

Sarah Naveen said...

That is a nice nostalgic post vineetha mashe!
bringing back lot of school time memories ;)
ho nalla bondayum okke kazhichittum than enthado nannavathe? hahahahah

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow both the styles are too gud dear,love those hot bondas...

hemalata said...

Perfect and mouthwatering bondas,looks so tempting.

Suja said...

This is my favorite,adipoli aayitundu,perfect with tea

Sobha Shyam said...

yummy bondas dear, loved both the versions..

Now Serving said...

both kinds look super tempting and delicious!!!

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Jay said...

sounds devourable n perfect vineetha..;)
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Treat and Trick said...

Lovely round shape and looks tempting!

deepsrecipes said...

perfection ..Bondas look perfect..good work,dear

Susan and Abraham said...

These look delicious. chackoskitchen.com

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