Aloo Bonda is a tasty irresistible snack most popular in Mumbai, other parts of Maharashtra and as well western India. It is one of the popular chats served in parties. Aloo Bonda is a yummy potato spicy ball wrapped in gram flour batter. This can be easily made, by dipping the potato balls in dosa batter and deep fried.

Potatoes- 2-3
mustard seeds- ¼ teaspoon (optional)
jeera/ cumin seeds- ¼ teaspoon
Onion, chopped- ½ cup
Green chilli, chopped-1-2
Ginger, chopped- ½ teaspoon
Asafetida/ hing- pinch
Curry leaves- few
Chilli powder- ¼ teaspoon
Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 teaspoons
Lime juice- few drops
For Batter:
Gram flour- 1 cup
Rice flour- 1 tablespoon (optional)
Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Turmeric- ½ teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Baking soda- pinch
Oil- to deep fry
  • Pressure cook the potatoes till soft around 4 whistles on medium flame.
  • Peel and mash the potatoes.
  • In a hot pan add oil and jeera and onions, when the onions are soft, add green chilli, ginger, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Cook till the raw ginger smell leaves. Then add red chilli powder, mashed potatoes, salt and coriander leaves.
  • Cook for two minutes and put off the gas and add lime juice and allow the mixture to cool.
  • From this mixture take a  scoop of the mixture and roll into big lemon sized balls.
  • In a deep bowl mix gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well the dry ingredients and add water to form a semi thick slurry.
  • Dip the potato balls in to the slurry and allow to coat well.
  • Heat the oil in a pan till smoking hot and reduce the flame to medium and deep fry  bonda's till golden brown.