Aloo Bonda recipe/How to make Aloo Bonda

Aloo bonda is one of the most popular South-Indian snack. These are basically deep fried snack which is stuffed with potato mixture and served hot immediately. This is nothing but a South Indian version of a famous Maharashtrian snack Batata vada. There is little to no difference in the making. The stuffing can be altered according to your taste. Some do not add onions, and some add pepper instead of green chillies and so on…

The potatoes and onions inside the bonda tastes yum together. This would be a perfect tea-time snack to munch on as its easy in the making as well.


Potato – 3 (boiled and mashed)

Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)

Green chilly – 3 (chopped/slit)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

For Batter:

Gram flour – 1/2 cup

Rice flour/Corn flour – 3 tbsp

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Water as required.


  1. In a kadhai/pan, add oil and allow it to heat
  2. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle
  3. Add urad dal/split white lentil and fry on low flame till they turn golden
  4. Add slit green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves
  5. Once the curry leaves curl up, add onions and saute on high flame.
  6. Remember to retain the crunchiness of onions.
  7. Add turmeric powder and mix
  8. Add salt and mix
  9. Now add mashed potatoes and mix till everything is incorporated well
  10. Lastly add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves
  11. Give it a mix and  set aside

For the batter:

  1. Take all the ingredients n a bowl and form a smooth batter using water
  2. Transfer oil in a small kadhai and allow it to heat
  3. Meanwhile make small round balls out of the potato mixture we have prepared and keep it ready. You can also flatten it a little like I have done.
  4. Now dip one small ball into the prepared batter and put it in the hot oil
  5. Fry till done and drain the excess oil placing it on a tissue
  6. Serve it hot with ketchup or chutney




7 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Beautiful bonda!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww!! Thank you so much dear Megala 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Pia says:

    Delicious….one of my favorites!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sumith says:

    Absolutely delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Sumith 🙂 glad u liked it

      Liked by 1 person

  4. mistimaan says:

    Lovely recipe 🙂


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