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Hi Friends ….

How are you all ? Hows the weather out there at you place ? In Bangalore its so cloudy,gloomy and windy. When the weather is so dull ,nothing but a couple of hot bondas plus a cup of tea/coffee can make me refreshed.He He..i know its just a reason to binge .. but tell me who doesn’t love bajji bondas?? Probably for any one.. all these street foods are a weakness. Though these bajii bondas are incredibly easy to make at home, we still get excited and tempted when we see a cart vendor selling them. That’s how crowd pulling the aroma is. So here i share today,recipe of ever popular, my most favorite ” Aloo Bonda / Potato Bonda “.

Potato Bonda is a popular tea time snack throughout India.In south India, its called  as aloo bonda and in Mumbai it is known as batata vada. They are basically deep fried balls made of spicy potatoes with a spicy gram flour covering.Crispy from outside and soft inside,they taste yummmm..Forget your weight watch and calorie count once in a while and just indulge…Only thing is don’t forget to make them in small quantity as they are simply irresistible and you might end up feeling guilty cos of overeating.. ..Here it goes… step by step aloo bonda recipe ..

If you are in the lookout more bajji bonda recipes .. you can check mirchi bajji, bhindi pakoda , onion pakoda , etc .

Note : this recipe has been updated with new pics on 17/6/2018


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 number


  • 3 medium sized potato
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped (optional )
  • 1 carrot, - grated (optional)
  • 2 - 5 Green Chilli, - finely chopped
  • few Mint / Pudina Leaves, finely chopped ( Optional )
  • few Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Garam Masala powder, ( optional)
  • to taste Salt
  • oil to fry

To Temper

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • a pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder /Haldi
  • few Curry Leaves, finely chopped

To the Batter

  • 1 1/2 Cups Gram Flour Besan
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour /Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds /Ajwain / oma
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • a pinch Baking soda, ( optional )
  • 1 tbsp Hot oil for the batter
  • a pinch Turmeric powder
  • Salt


  • Wash and boil the potatoes in a cooker till soft.Peel and mash them well.
  • Add grated carrots,chopped pudina and coriander leaves to it.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard & jeera.Let the mustard seeds splutter .Now add hing,curry leaves,green chillies and onion.Saute till onion turns translucent.Add turmeric powder ,mix well .
  • Add mashed potato to the tempering. Add salt , lime juice , pudina and coriander leaves.Mix everything well. Taste test.Allow it to cool.
  • Meanwhile prepare the batter.In a mixing bowl, mix besan,rice flour,ajwain,haldi,chilly powder and salt. Add hot oil . Mix well . Add water little by little.Mix such that no lumps are formed. Batter should be of dosa batter consistency.
  • Now divide the potato stuffing into small lemon size balls.
  • In a kadai, heat the oil for frying the bondas. Drop the potato masala balls in the batter, make a coating of batter on the balls and slowly drop it in to the hot oil.Keep the flame medium.
  • Cook all sides equally till golden brown and crisp .Once done transfer the bondas on a absorbent paper to drain excess oil.
  • Serve immediately, hot hot as it is or with mint chutney or coconut chutney or with ketchup .


  1. Spices in the stuffing can be tweaked as per your choice.Like you can add garlic /ginger / coriander powder /red chilli powder etc.
  2. In the above i have used pudina and garam masala powder for extra flavor.If you want simple, you can omit them. But i would recommend to try with pudina.
  3. Instead of or along with carrot,you can use fresh peas / corn / finely chopped capsicum/ finely chopped beans etc for Mixed Vegetable Bonda.
  4. If doing for festivals or functions , you can omit onions.
  5. In the above , i have used rice flour to make the bondas little crisp.You can also add cornflour instead of that.
  6. Soda and addition of hot oil will make bondas crispy. If you want you can omit soda but hot oil is a must. Else texture of outer cover of bonda will not come good.
  7. The batter should be of right consistency.Too thin, will absorb lot of oil, if thick it will not cook properly.

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  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    June 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Tempting! I’m having my tea now and wont mind having some 🙂

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    June 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Love to have some, yummy

  • Reply
    June 20, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Its been years i tried this.U tempted me.Pass that here.will finish it rite now 😉

  • Reply
    Babitha costa
    June 20, 2014 at 11:41 am

    can have few bonds with hot chai

  • Reply
    Sony P
    June 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Tempting bonda…… Looks yummy !!

  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    June 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    very tempting bonda.. yummy

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    June 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Lovely aloo bonda ..yem yem yemmy they are …

  • Reply
    June 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Tempting yummy bonda.. Feels like tasting with a cup of tea

  • Reply
    Radha Natarajan
    June 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    love the idea of mixing some carrots too…definitely tempting

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    June 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This would make such a lovely snack!

  • Reply
    Priya Suresh
    June 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Would love to munch some, they are dangerously addictive.

  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    June 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Well explained ya , nice snacks , lukng perfect

  • Reply
    June 21, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Yummy bonda..Nice recipes,happy to follow u..

  • Reply
    Ree Kasirajh
    June 21, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Very true about street foods… tempting aloo’s.

  • Reply
    June 21, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Its been ages since I add this. You reminded mom’s preparation. Amazing pics Smitha

  • Reply
    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    June 21, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Tempting bondas. Looks yummy.

  • Reply
    June 21, 2014 at 6:28 am

    nice idea of mixing veg too….looks yummy…

  • Reply
    Happys Cook
    June 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

    yummy bonda… tempting to try

  • Reply
    June 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Yum, yum! The weather in Mumbai resembles the weather you have described in Bangalore – hot/humid, dark, gloomy with little traces of rain. And you said it – these bondas would make the perfect snack for the rainy season. Oh, how I wish I could fly to Bangalore and snatch one of those tempting balls out of your plate right away!

  • Reply
    June 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Tasty ones here …grabbing some

  • Reply
    Maha Gadde
    June 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Perfectly fried out bondas.very yummy

  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    June 23, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Why is everyone tempting me with bonda and bajji Is it raining in there ? yummy looking Smitha

  • Reply
    Sailaja Damodaran
    June 23, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Perfect with

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