Aloo Bonda | Batata Vada | How to make Aloo Bonda

Gems Gems, July 19, 2016

If you live in Mumbai then surely you had been eating Aloo Bonda or Batata Vada as a street food. It is one of the favorite snacks of Mumbaikers. Vada pav is prepared using Aloo Bonda, pav and a variety of spices

Batata Vada is made with spicy mashed potatoes  fried in a batter  which is  crispy and served with green chutney. This recipe is the part of Great Indian Snacks : 20 Best Indian Street foods.

Aloo Bonda or Batata Vada is the main ingredient of  Vadapav. Will provide the recipe of  vada pav shortly

Aloo Bonda | Batata Vada
Serves: 3 servings
Aloo Bonda is typical Maharashtrian snack. It is prepared and savored in many parts of India with minor variations of ingredients and name.
  • Potatoes - 300 gram
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds or rai - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 7 to 10 chopped, optional
  • Turmeric or Haldi - ¼ tsp
  • ginger - 1 inch, Finely chopped
  • Green chili - 1, finely chopped or adjust to taste
  • Cilantro or hara dhania - 2 tbsp Chopped
  • Salt - ½ tsp adjust to taste
  • Gram flour or Besan - 100 gram
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Hing or Asafetida - ⅛ tsp
  • Baking soda - ¼ tsp
  • Red pepper - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - about ¼ cup
  • Oil - to fry
  1. Boil the potatoes. Mix the gram flour with water in a bowl to make a thick and greasy paste. Take ¾ cup of water to make the paste.
  2. Put salt, hing, asafetida, baking soda, red pepper in the paste and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Leave this paste for 15 minutes so that gram flour take its increasing space properly.
  4. Peel the potatoes and cut into pieces roughly with hands.
  5. Put black mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, ginger, green chilli, cilantro and salt in it. Mix it properly and make 10 equal parts of it and make small balls with hands.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan to fry.
  7. Take a ball of potato and dip it in gram flour paste properly so that the paste covers the ball properly.
  8. Fry the ball in the hot oil. Fry it at low flame.
  9. You can fry 3-4 Vadas at the same time easily. Fry batata vada till they become golden brown from all sides.
  10. Cover a plate with tissue paper and put all Batata vada on this plate after frying.
  11. Serve them hot with fried chilli and sauce.
Serve them with sandwich buns using cilantro chutney as spread. Now this is known as Vada pav, another famous street food in Mumbai.

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