Friday, January 29, 2010

Urulaikizhangu Bonda - Alu Bonda

This was one of the favourite snack in my household especially during winters and on rainy days. I wonder why we love to eat such snacks only on those days.  Maybe the weather has something to do in bringing about the cravings for a particular food.  Whenever I prepare this, it used to get over as it is getting done. Now,over to the simple recipe for u all to enjoy.

Ingredients:

Potatoes - 4
Onions - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Cilantro - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Besan - 1 cup
Rice flour -  2 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil
Salt

Boil the potatoes, mash well and keep it aside. Finely chop the onions, green chillies,curry leaves and cilantro.

In a heavy bottom pan, add 2 tbsp oil and then the urad dal.Once the dal turns pinkish in color, add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves and then the finely chopped onions. Saute till the onions turns translucent. Now, add the turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp chilly powder and toss a little. Add the mashed potatoes, finely chopped cilantro and finally salt. Toss well so that the masalas are coated well into the potatoes. Allow it to cool.  Make small balls and keep aside.

For the batter, mix Besan and the rice flour and make a dough of semi-thick consistency.  Add salt, asafoetida and 1 tsp of chilly powder too.  Add 2 tbsp of hot oil to the batter to make the Bonda crunchier.  Dip the potato balls one by one into the batter, coat it thick and deep fry  in medium flame.  Yummy, urulaikizhangu bonda ready to devour.  Tastes awesome with any chutneys, sauce or ketchup.

Tips:
1.  While mashing potatoes, there should not be any water.
2.  While making potato balls, make it small as the bonda tends to become a size bigger once it gets coated with besan.
3.  Make the potato balls tight so that it does not break after dipping in the batter.
4.  Dip the potato balls one by one into the batter as and when frying. Do not soak them in the batter.

46 comments:

  1. Aloo bonda looks really good.Amma used to make it. I miss them

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  2. Mouthwatering..Perfect evening snack!Or even dinner if we happen to overeat:P

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  3. My mouth is watering! The colour is so perfect..

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  4. Wonderful looking Bondas, mail some to me ASAP! :)

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  5. Mouthwatering bondas. Perfect snack with tea :)

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  6. they look so good..esp on a winter day like this..it is snowing here

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  7. Wooow!!!!!!!!pretty bonda,,,like to have it..

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  8. Its tea time here,just feeling hungry for thse,yummmy bondas..

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  9. Yummmm!!! feel like grabbing few bondas from the click, tempting..

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  10. This is so tempting..picture is so beautiful..my favou snack..

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  11. looks so yummy... a perfect tea time snack...

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  12. looks delicious.. i love these bondas..and yes you are right,,the weather brings in this kind of particular cravings..

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  13. Yummy Bondas...So simple and easy recipe..Thanks 4 sharing

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  14. WOW!!!! Awesomely made aloo bondas... One of my all time favorites too..... With spicy chutney to accompany..they are like... heavenly made during the winter.... Kindly courier few to me please....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  15. Bonda looks good! I am craving for it now after seeing your pics.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  16. yummmmy aloo bonda!.. mmmmm... looks great :)

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  17. Perfect with chutney and hot tea...Pass that plate to me...

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  18. @ Swati, Shri, Jyoti,Asha and Padma
    Happy to note that u loved the recipe and enjoyed the same too.

    Chitchat

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  19. @ Trendsetters,Swapna Sree, Vrinda, Priya, Nithu Bala, Suvaiana Suvai

    Thanks for those lovely comments.

    Chitchat

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  20. @ Adukalai Vishesham,Sowmya, Deepti, Soma Pradhan, Padhu, Devi Meyyappan and Tina

    Glad u loved these bondas.Thnx for those lovely comments.

    Chitchat

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  21. @Ashkuku,I am sending these bondas by courier. Please enjoy them :):) Loved ur comments and thanks.

    Chitchat

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  22. Perfect evening snack, looks mouth watering .... pass that plate to me.

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  23. hi chitchat first time here, Aloo bondas are really mouth watering you are reminding me of Bangalore and its street food, Aloo Bonda, masala vada, pakoda, Capsicum bonda, chilli bonda etc., (quite unhealthy!!) once in a while I use to go and eat all this! :)

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  24. Well for these aloo bondas i don't need to wait for rainy day or winter . Pass that plate to me i can have it any time dear :-0
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  25. The photos are really tempting
    Cheers, keep it up

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  26. Mouthwatering Bondas...perfect with a cup of ginger tea:)

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  27. yumm..just need some pav to vada pav !!!

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  28. so tempting n tasty! perfect pics too!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  29. wow this alu bondas luk very tempting...nice recipe ms.chithat

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  30. I love those bondas!may prepare them for tea today,you have tempted me that much!!!

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  31. ohh this looks exactly like batata vadas..very tasty snack..

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  32. urulakizhangu bondas look perfect, I can eat it even on a hot summer day... :):)

    no wonder it gets over even before you serve, hihhih looks great with the coconut chutney!!!

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  33. Dear Ms. Chitchat, Love aloo Bondas..they look so irresistible , inviting and yummylicious. I love mine with spicy Cilantro chutney and ginger tea. Ur right its something abt the rains which make you crave for such fried snacks..

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  34. mm mouth watering...

    thanks for posting such interesting recipes.

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  35. I am craving for one of those now...Oh no the whole plate!!

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  36. Delightful,yummy bondas.Really tempting.

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  37. Mmm... What I really want for this weather with a cuppa tea! Along with Asha's parcel, please send some over here too ;) Loved the clicks and the cute platter!

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  38. The bondas look delicious, perfect for the cold day we are having today !

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  39. Hello Madam ,

    Everytime whenever I receive a comment from you I feel very happy ...Thanks a lot for all your comments both in my recipe blog and devotional blogs .... and I am Happy to share with you an award which I recd. collect it from my blog :
    http://hindutradition.blogspot.com/2010/02/award-time.html.

    Hope you like it.

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  40. I wish I had been there to eat it.It looks sooooooooo good! I have two awards for you!
    Congratulations Chitchat!

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