Friday, October 12, 2012

ALOO BONDAS / BATATA VADAS



Aloo bonda is a popular snack and is also used to make the most popular Maharashtrian street snack Vada Pav

Ingredients:
Potatoes ............ 1/2 kg
Besan ................ 2 cups
Onion ................ 1 (chopped finely)
Green chillies ... 3-4
Coriander leaves ..... handful
Coriander powder .... 1 tsp.
Jeera powder ............ 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder...... 1/2 tsp.
Mustard seeds .......... 1 tbsp.
Cumin seeds ............... 1 tbsp.
Asafoetida .................. a pinch
Baking soda .............. a pinch
Salt .........................to taste
Oil

Method:
1. Boil and peel the potatoes.Cut then into small pieces.
2. In a pan pour 2 tblsp. oil, when hot add the mustard seeds and asafoetida.

3.Now add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes and add the potatoes, salt, coriander powder, Jeera powder, turmeric powder, green chillies and the coriander leaves.

4. Make round balls with this mixture.

5. Make a thick batter with besan adding baking soda, salt , cumin seeds and the required quantity of water.
6. Dip the potato balls in this batter and deep fry.


In Maharashtra this dish is known as BATATA VADA and is served with pav bread and chutneys (like a burger/ sandwich).... it is called VADA-PAV
(Refer to the chutneys page for the dry garlic chutney recipe which is served with Vada-pav.)


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