Friday, August 12, 2011

Potato (Urulaikizhangu) Bonda

When I made Potato Wedges some time back, my son liked it very much. It was very much fun to see him eating Wedges dipping in Sauce. I came to a conclusion (of course, a wrong oneL) that my son is ready for all snacks with Potatoes. I made this and served him yesterday. To my surprise, he didn’t even touch it and didn’t even consider it as a food. What to do??  Kids are like that.. As usual we ate them and gave some to neighbors here.


  • Potatoes – medium – 4
  • Onions – medium- 2
  • Finely chopped Curry and Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  • Finely chopped Ginger and Garlic 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli Powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder ¼ tsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 tsp
  • Cumin ¼ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Oil (for seasoning and deep frying)

For the batter:

  • Kadalai Maavu (Chickpea Flour) ¾ cup
  • Chilli Powder 1 tsp
  • Salt ¼ tsp


Chop Onions, Coriander and Curry Leaves as fine as possible.


  • Pressure cook Potatoes for 4-5 whistles (I mean more than usual). Peel and Cube Potatoes into finest pieces as possible.
  • Heat little Oil in a Pan. When hot, add cumin. When it starts crackling, add chopped Ginger, Garlic. Few seconds later, add chopped Coriander & Curry leaves and Onions. Fry till onions turn slightly brown.
  • Now add cubed Potatoes, sprinkle all the Powders, Asafoetida and Salt. Mix well and fry till the powders get well mixed with Potatoes. Simmer the flame and mash the Potatoes. (Need not put more efforts here, gentle mashing will done as it is already cooked).
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Allow to cool for some time.
  • Meanwhile prepare the batter; add Flour in a wide vessel. Sprinkle Salt and Chilli Powder. Mix well. Add water little by little, stirring simultaneously to form a thick batter.
  • When it is quite hot (bearable hot), make small balls out of the mixture prepared. Dip in the batter and deep fry them.
  • Serve with Coconut Chutney or Tomato Sauce.


I made small bondas for my little one; you can increase the size. Coriander Powder can be replaced by Chat Masala and/or Amchur Powder.

Linking this to Serve it Fried event of Krithi’s kitchen and Iftar Nights of Jabeen’s Corner.


Priya Suresh said...

Just drooling over that platter, my fav bondas,feel like grabbing some..

Ramya said...

i love these and make this kid loves all snacks of potatoes :-)

Vimitha Durai said...

Looks so inviting. Would love it for tea time.

Sangeetha M said...

Yeah laxmi,this happens in my home also..if i prepare anything particularly for them they wont eat but sometimes they will..n i m pity on u that ur son didn't even touched this yummy looking bondas...looks so perfect n tempting!!!

Deepthi KR said...

looks perfectly done!!!!
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Unknown said...

Ha ha. Kids are always like that. Lovely.

Bonda is very tasty. Love this with coconut chutney.


Sobha Shyam said...

yummy and delicious bondas, if I prepare something special for my son, he might not even taste happens with these kids :)

Padhu Sankar said...

Looks irresistible .Feel like having some now

Suchitra Vaidyaram said...

My all time fav...nicely done! New follower to ur blog :)

Neha said...

I can relate to you very much...My little one always does the same....Bondas looks yum..

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Mehjabeen Arif said...

They looks so tempting..

Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..
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KrithisKitchen said...

Superb looking potato bonda... Thanks for linking to Serve It - Fried event!!

Hari Chandana P said...

I love this recipe a lot.. Truly delicious :)
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