This is a very popular Indian street food. Deep fried & spicy chunks made with ‘Potatoes’and served with sweet & tangy chutneys/sauces …..are truly irresistible. Gossiping with family & friends or throwing a party…….this snack is never going to disappoint your guests.

In Southern part of the country it is called ‘Aloo Bonda’ , in Maharashtra it is known as ‘Batata Vada’(‘Batata’ means ‘Potato’ and ‘Vada’ means ‘Balls’), whereas in North India it is best known as ‘Aloo Chaap’.

Preparation & Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Servings – 8-12 depending on size of the balls

Method –

1.Mash potatoes roughly.  Keep aside.

2. In a pan heat about 4 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped green chillies, turmeric powder and give a quick stir.

3.Now add mashed potatoes and mix in red chilly pd. ,salt and dry mango pd.

4. Let it cook for 5-8 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature.

5. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the ‘Batter’. Remember the consistency of this batter should be like a ‘Cake Like Batter’.

6.Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan/kadhai. Make equal size balls of the potato mixture (Step 4), dip in batter and deep fry till golden from all sides. Place on a kitchen towel/paper napkin to soak all the excess oil.

‘Aloo Bonda’ is ready. Serve hot with tangy coriander chutney/sauce.