Potato Bonda

We stopped at this street food haunt on the Old Mahabalipuram rd for some fabulous freshly made plate of potato bondas. Today, fresh and on the go are the key words even on the street! The bondas were made just right and not dripping with oil. For Rs.2 a plate, we went home very happy and fulfilled!
Here's how you make them.

3 boiled potatoes
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finaly chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely choopped ginger
2 tsps red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Cooking oil for frying

For the Dip
Mix the besan with a little water for a thick consistency.
Add a little salt for taste.

1. In a bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and add all the ingredients.
Note: Keep a watch on the salt, since the besan mix also includes a little salt.
2. Allow the oil to heat up.
3. Make small consistent balls of potatoes and dip them in the besan mix and fry.
To check if it is the right temperature, add a little besan into the oil. If the besan mix
comes up to the top and is fried, then you can go ahead with the bondas.


Old Man Mozz said…
The correct term is "Batata Wada" and the best ones are available at "Shraddha" on the crossroads of Ram Maruti Road & Old Ghantali Road in Thane (the prop. steadfastedly refuses to sell pav - "not a pavwala" or so he claims) and he closes early every day. His wadas with poondu chutney is a yumme "gimme-more" combo. This is no. 1 on the things that I miss about Mumbai.
AquaM said…
It is one of the terms, and more so popularly known in Mumbai and non-south Indian places. You can get good Vada Paav at Adyar Ananda Bhavan.

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