Potato Bonda Chettinad Style

Potato Bonda Chettinad Style

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Potato Bonda is a Chettinad traditional recipe.. cooked especially during marriages and celebrations..It is not ordinary bondas which are dipped in a batter of bengal gram or maida. Here the spiced potatoes balls are dipped in a batter made from rice and urad dal and the softness is constantly maintained.

Potato Bonda Chettinad Style recipe - How to make Potato Bonda Chettinad Style

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 30 bondas


For The Batter
1 cup raw rice (chawal)
3/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste

For The Potato Mixture
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp bengal gram
1/2 kg boiled and mashed potatoes
2 finely chopped onions
6 finely chopped green chillies
1" piece finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For the batter

    For the batter
  1. Soak rice and urad dal for 2 hours. Add salt and grind it to a thick and fine paste (consistency of the batter should be a little thicker to idli batter). Keep it aside.

For the potato mixture

    For the potato mixture
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal and gram dal. Once the seeds crackle add the onions and ginger and saute till the the onions are translucent. Add green chilles, turmeric powder and saute for 3 minutes. Add salt, mashed potatoes and coriander. Mix well.
  2. Divide the potato mixture into 30 small balls and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Dip the balls in the prepared rice-urad dal batter and deep-fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.