Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vegetable Bonda - Mashed Potato and Vegetable fritters


Bonda is a commonly made savoury snack in most of the Indian households...It is also made in Indian restaurant and street food stall too..Bonda is made with mashed potatoes which is combined with masala,dipped in gram/all purpose flour batter and deep fried...You might be thinking,why I am sharing such a easy dish? ( I mean Indians )...Well.there is speciality of this bonda..I included extra ingredients,i.e vegetables,which is not normally used in Bondas..Also, I used different spice powders from making of usual bondas ...This recipe is certainly my own..Its tastes amazingly delicious..My hubby loves it very much..I made this bonda two days before...Sorry once again for the late post...Do make this bonda and serve it for your family..Lets go to the recipe :)



     Ingredients
  • Potatoes - 4 small no. or 1 large no.
  • Onion,chopped -1 medium size
  • Garlic-ginger crushed - 1 tsp
  • Chopped green chillies - 1 or 2 no.s
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tsp
  • Chopped curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Frozen/fresh boiled green peas - 3 tbsp
  • Chopped carrot - 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped beans - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper pdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Chat masala - a pinch ( optional)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

        For batter
  • Gram flour / All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp ( for crispiness)
  • Asafoetida ( Hing/ Kayam podi) - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - required for batter

     Method
  • Cut the potatoes into half  and boil in pressure cooker along with skin for about 3 to 4 whistles..
  • When the pressure subsides, take out the potatoes and strain in colander, to remove the water content..
  • When it slightly cools, take out the skin of potatoes and mash the potatoes using potato masher or any large spoon..
  • In a fry pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and let it crackle..
  • Add chopped onions, crushed ginger-garlic and chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds..
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and add all the spice powders mentioned and saute till raw smell goes away.
  • Finally add all the vegetables and salt and cook at high heat for 2 mins taking care not to let burn..
  • Finally add mashed potatoes and mix well..
  • Add chopped curry leaves and can adjust salt and spice if needed..
  • Sprinkle chat masala ( optional ) and mix well. ( optional)..Off the flame and set aside to cool..
  • When it cools down, divide the mashed potato mixture into equal small balls..
  • Meanwhile make the batter for dipping.. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients mentioned in 'for batter'..Make into semi- thick batter by adding water little by little... 
  • Take one balls and dip in the batter one by one and deep fry in oil till both sides are slightly brown in colour.
  • Drain and transfer these into kitchen paper towel..
  • Serve warm with ketchup or chutney or serve as it is...Had it with a cup of tea or coffee..