Low fat Aloo bonda/batata vada

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4-5 boiled and coarsely mashed potatoes
Salt to taste
Finely cut coriander leaves
Few curry leaves
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
2 green chillies slit
1/2 tsp ginger paste
Oil as required
1 tsp mustard seeds

For batter-
2 cups gram flour
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
Bit of asafoetida
Pinch of cooking soda

Heat 1/2 tsp oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the green chillies, ginger paste, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Immediately add the boiled and mashed potatoes, salt and mix well for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the gas and add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and make small balls.

Make a thick batter of gram flour, salt, soda, red chilli powder and asafoetida.

Heat the paniyaram pan slightly and pour in 1/2 tsp of oil in each hole. After a minute, dip the potato balls in the batter and then put them in each hole. Cook on medium flame and turn after a minute. Keep turning till golden brown and cooked on all sides.

This method ensures that each aloo bonda has a maximum of 1/2 tsp oil.

Serve with chutney/sauce.
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shanthi said...

Nice idea. Will it be time consuming?

EC said...

Thanks shanthi..Not at all, it would just take a few more mins (less than 5) extra as compared to deep frying..Its similar to making paniyarams except that here the potato filling is already cooked and just the outer layer batter needs to be cooked

lata raja said...

I loved this idea too.Will have to try this. I have always deep fried them.

Chitra said...

Looks nice and surely will try :)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks really yummy & nice idea..

notyet100 said...

even i have tried panirayam pan for so many things,.vadas look so yum..

Anonymous said...

Ooo, this looks good but sadly I don't have panirayam pan. Any idea if they are available in the UK? Because this sounds like an awesome idea.

Velva said...

I love Indian food! It is has a lot of complexities to its flavor and it is delicious. This is a great recipe! Thanks.

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is a great idea. I never used to like them coz of all the oil involved. This i am sure is light and yummy!

Sireesha said...

looks really healthy and yumm...

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Sanghi said...

Bonda looks delicious!!:)

Priya Narasimhan said...

bonda that is low fat!!!awesome..bookmarking it.

Srivalli said...

Thats such a lovely idea!

Valarmathi said...

Very nice idea, great.

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