Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bonda

Bonda is a typical south Indian snack. It is basically cooked potatoes in a coating of chickpea flour. One can also use water chestnut flour (Singhada atta) for this purpose. Also refer singhada pooris in an earlier post. One needs boiled potatoes, 2 in number, finely chopped coriander leaves, curry leaves ginger, 1small onion and I small tomato. Take 2 tablespoon oil, add jeera (cumin), let it sizzle, and then fry onion till translucent, add ginger and tomato Add salt, chili powder and coriander powder to this. Add the cooked potatoes. When cooked, garnish with coriander leaves. Make a batter of chickpea flour. For this, take a cup of chickpea flour. Add salt, chili powder, asafetida, coriander powder and water to make a smooth batter. Make a ball of the potato filling and roll it in the batter to give it a coating. Deep fry in oil. One can add shelled peas, to the filling. Serve hot with chutney

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