Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Last week during the kids Sport day event at school, when i met Raji , she told me that she will do a guest post for me during sometime next week as i will be busy moving and settling down. That’s indeed a big surprise for me. Without any fuss,  immediately i said “okay” .Winking smile Actually it was quite difficult for both of us to figure out the recipe but finally we ended up in  Aloo bonda recipe, also called as Urulai kizhanghu bonda in Tamil. 
Raji of Rak’s Kitchen doesn’t need much introduction. But still if you don’t know about  her blog just click HERE to know more about her blog. She has a wonderful space with detailed recipes and gorgeous pictures too.  Thank you so much Raji for this beautiful post . I will try this Aloo bonda soon at home.
Over to Raji now:

        Aloo bonda/ urulaikizhangu bonda is a classic tea/ coffee time snack and can be made easily. It is sure a kids favourite as it has potato stuffed inside. I wanted to try this for long time, made only once before. But somehow, I haven't made it, that often. Jeyashri asked me to do guest post last December itself, but I didn’t promised her to do one as I myself do last minute posts at my blog. Now since she was busy shifting her home, I thought of doing a guest post and fill her blog by a postHappy. Though I tried this after years, I was happy with the result, as I was bit worried how it would turn out. So here”s the snack, that would be a family pleasing snack.

Aloo Bonda Recipe

   Cooking time : 30 mins Makes 12 bondas



Potato 3
Onion 1
Green chilli 2
Ginger, finely chopped 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Salt As needed


To Temper

Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig

For the batter

Besan flour 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Ghee  1 tsp
Pepper (black) powder 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida 3 pinches
Turmeric 2 pinches
Cooking soda 1 pinch
Salt As needed


  1. Pressure cook potatoes for 3 whistles, peel off the skin once done and mash it well. Keep aside. In a kadai/ pan, season with mustard urad dal and curry leaves. Add finely chopped ginger, green chilli and onion. Fry till transparent without changing colour. Add turmeric and salt.1-aloo
  2. Add cooked, mashed potatoes and mix well so that the turmeric blends evenly. Stir for 2 minutes an drizzle a tsp of oil. Transfer to a plate and cool down. Make 12 equal sized balls and set aside.3-aloo
  3. In a mixing bow, mix everything under ‘For the batter’ table with little water to make a batter, it should be thick enough to coat the potato balls.2-aloo
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the potato balls dipped to coat it well in the besan batter mix. Turn over in a minute to cook evenly on both sides. Cook in medium flame.4-aloo
  5. When its evenly golden fried, drain it over kitchen tissue.5-aloo

    • The stuffing part can be made to suit your taste buds. You can vary the potato masala by adding mint leaves, red chilli powder etc. ;
    • The batter Should be thick, otherwise, the look of the bonda will not be round and smooth.
    • You can replace pepper powder with red chilli powder as will in the batter.
    • Ghee ads a wonderful flavour along with pepper and adds crispiness too.
                  Enjoy hot with coconut chutney (getti chutney), as a tea/ coffee time snack.

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  1. great post... Jai.. u have got a lovely friend...

  2. Lovely post ladies. The bondas are looking scrumptious, want to just devour few right now.

  3. Love these bondas,my MIL makes very delicious bondas..looks perfect and nice post by raji..

  4. lovely post..Bonda looks yummy..

  5. Lovely guest post by my sil..:) Happy to c those perfect bondas..Its been years i made them :)

  6. Perfectly done... Love to taste this during tea time...

  7. looks absolutely yum... n perfectly done... :)

  8. A dash of lemon juice to the filling makes it taste even better.....

  9. the bondas are perfectly shaped ! looks yum !

  10. Awesome looking aloo bonda. Looks so tempting.

  11. i want it now :) right away by seeing the spoon itself we can say its raks post :) lovely one

  12. Oh the pictures!!!! Super perfect!!! love the ones espesciallu where the bonda is on the chutney!!!! would love the just grab it!!!
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  13. very sweet of her to offer. i hope you are all settled in now :)

  14. Woww.. looks simply delicious and inviting :)

  15. Tempting snack. Nice guest post

  16. :) Thanks for the intro ;)

    1. And thanks for asking me to do this recipe too :)

  17. good choice of post!!looks quite tempting!

  18. Yummy and perfectly done..nice guest post..

  19. Cute clicks demonstrate the perfectly cooked bondas. Delicious and attractiv potato balls.

  20. Wowwww... looks super tempting and delicious.. lovely clicks too :)

  21. very professionally made bhonda. love it. do visit me too.

  22. looks yummy nice guest post too

  23. Lovely guest post...Bondas look so tempting.
    Hope you've shifted house Jeyashri..setting up the home is definitely a tedious job.

  24. Omg, those bondas are simply fabulous..Beautiful guest post from a wonderful blogger..Kudos to both of u.

  25. Nice and simple recipe.....It tastes good with pav and chutney..

  26. one of the south indian households classics.. loved the pics :)

  27. This turns out a great looking snack.

  28. this snack is everyones fav and u have made it beautifully.

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  31. Wow tempting aloo bondas...lovely!!

  32. Hey.. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.. I tried it and my whole family loved it.. I added a bit of ground fennel to the potatoes and it gave an extra oomph.. ;)

  33. Hi thanks a ton, It really turned out very well and tasted good. I didnt know why it was not crispy though i followed the instruction carefully.

  34. I tried this recipe today.. Tasted awesome...but d outer besan layer is bit hard...what may be d reaso.. Thanks in adv


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