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Potato Bondas

Potato Bonda

Indian style potato croquettes or bondas needs no introduction. It is staple in South Indian hotel menu. It is a perfect tea time snack and is also served as appetizers during weddings and festive meals. I made some coconut mint chutney to pair with the bondas.


For the filling
Potatoes cooked- 1 pound
Urad dal- 1 tbs
Channa Dal- 1 tbs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Onion- 1/2
Curry leaves chopped- 1 spring
Chopped chilly- 3
Ginger- 1 inch thick chopped
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon
Cilantro- finely chopped- 2 tbs

For the batter
Chick peas flour- 1 1/4 cup
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- a pinch
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Water- 1 cup

Oil for frying

Mash cooked potatoes.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it pops add urad dal and channa dal and saute for 30 seconds. Add hing, turmeric powder,onions,ginger and chopped curry leaves and saute for a minute.
 Add mashed potatoes,salt and mix well. Finally add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Allow this mixture to cool and then make small equal sided balls (around 12-15).
Mix all the ingredients listed under batter. Whisk into a smooth medium smooth batter.
Heat oil 2-3 inch deep. Dip each ball in batter and carefully drop into hot oil . Fry till all sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool a bit. Serve with chutney.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Tempting potato bondas with coconut chutney, looks so good :)

  2. Can I have this plate for my snack now? Too good

  3. Mouthwatering Bonda.........looks nice!

  4. Love bondas anytime.will try this soon.

  5. The picture looks so of my favorite snacks

  6. First picture is simply wow. like the composition.

  7. picture perfect...bondas looks so good....

  8. Looks so tempting and delicious dear :) Yumm !!

  9. ayyo... vaayil kappal... yum yum...

  10. love these delicious looking potato bonda,,,, so perfect and makes me want to have them right away....

  11. Perfect tea time snack. love the filling too.

  12. Those crispy balls are asking me to munch some..

  13. Perfectly shaped bondas.. looks awesome!!


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