Sometimes some recipes go off your mind for a while and suddenly you start to crave for it. One of the recipes was bonda to me- spiced potato balls dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried in oil. This appetizer is scrumptious and you can have anytime, but for me its a perfect tea time snack. You can try this recipe with tapioca, sweet potato, boiled egg, or with minced meat. Here goes the recipe!!!
- Peel 3 potatoes and cut into small chunks; arrange them in a microwave safe dish and sprinkle 2tbsp of water and cover cook for 4-5 minutes. Once done, smash the potatoes before it becomes cold.
- In a pan, add 2 tsp of olive oil, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ½ onion chopped finely, 2 green chilies finely chopped, 1tsp of ginger paste or ginger chopped, and finally add the smashed potatoes, little turmeric and salt to taste, saute them well and turn off the heat.
- Take 1 cup of gram flour (chickpea flour), 1tsp chili powder, 1tbsp rice flour, little asafetida, and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients to a thick paste with the required amount of water. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes
- Heat oil, dip the balls into the batter and deep fry them.
Serve hot with chutneys or tomato sauce.