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Aloo Bonda

Ingredients:

Potatoes: 2 medium sized, boiled, peeled and mashed
Onions: ½ cup, finely chopped
Green chilies: 2 tsps
Coriander leaves: 3-4 tsps, finely chopped
Curry leaves: 1-2 tsp, finely chopped
Ground nuts or cashew nuts – 5-6, broken
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder (Haldi): ½ tsp
Gram flour (Besan): ½ cup
Asafoetida (Heeng) –  ½ tsp
Carom seeds (Ajwain) – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Lime juice
Salt to taste
Cooking oil

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Fry green chilies, chopped coriander and curry leaves.
  • Add nuts and let it roast.
  • Add turmeric and heeng.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till it is pink.
  • Add mashed potatoes and fry till the mixture is free of any moisture.
  • Add salt and lime juice as per taste and let the mixture cool at room temperature.
  • Make lime sized balls out of the potato mixture and keep it aside.
  • Make a thick batter of besan, salt, red chili powder , ajwain. Add ¼ tsp of oil to the batter.
  • Dip each ball in batter and deep fry them till golden brown.
  • Serve aloo bonda with chutney.

Serves/Makes:  2-3

     

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