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June 17, 2011

Aloo Bonda Recipe-Urulaikizhangu/Potato bonda-Tea Time Snacks

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Aloo bonda recipe

Aloo bonda,Potato bonda,Urulaikizhangu bonda,Alu bonda,stuffed bonda etc etc Tongue – This yummy South Indian Tea Time snack with a crispy exterior and soft interior with potato masala stuffing is called by different names in different languages.Whatever be the name it’s one of the most favorite Tea time snacks for kids and adults as wellHappy.Raksha loves Onion bajji and Potato bonda among all the deep fried snacks.So I make this very often in my kitchen after she comes back from the school.Whenever I make these snacks for her,I can see a thousand watts bulb in her face out of joy, make bajji and bonda,I always follow the ratio of 3:1 besan and rice flour to make bonda or bajji.It never fails for me.Do try this recipe by following the tips i have shared here.You will get it perfectPeace Sign.Ok,lets see how to make this crispy aloo bonda recipe.

Don't forget to check out my Aloo Paneer Bonda Recipe.The combo and aloo and paneer woul dbe a double treat for your kids :)
Aloo bonda recipe

Aloo bonda recipe

Aloo bonda recipe Aloo bonda recipe/Potato bonda - South Indian style tea time snack recipe
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: snacks
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

  • Potato - 2 nos (medium sized )
  • Green chilli - 2 nos (finely chopped )
  • Big onions - 1 no (-do-)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Ginger - a small piece (Finely chopped)
  • Salt & water - as required
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Lime juice - A few drops ( optional)
  • Gram flour - 6 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 2 tsbp
  • Cooking soda - a big pinch
  • Red chiiy powder - 1 tsp
  • Hing - A pinch
  • Salt & water - as required

  • Wash and pressure cook the potatoes.Peel the skin and mash it well.Set aside.Chop the onions,chilli,ginger and coriander leaves.
Aloo bonda recipe

  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds,urad dal,chana dal and curry leaves.Add onions,green chillies,ginger bits and saute well.Now add the mashed potato.Mix well.Add salt,turmeric powder and mix well.Make it like a thick dough.Lastly garnish with coriander leaves and keep the masala ready.Sprinkle some lemon juice if needed.
Potato bonda recipe

  • Make a small lemon sized balls out of the stuffing and keep them in a plate. In a wide bowl,take the besan flour,rice flour,red chilli powder,cooking soda,hing,salt and  pinch of food color if needed.Mix everything well.Add water and make a cream like paste.The batter should be thick and fall like a ribbon.Do not add more water and make the batter thin because thin batter makes tails while u drop the bonda in oil.Whereas very thick batter gives you hard bonda.So the quantity of water is very important.
Potato bonda recipe

  • Heat oil to deep fry.Drop a pinch of batter and if it rises immediately,oil is ready.Now take the potato ball and dip in the batter.Coat the balls well with the batter and drop in the hot oil.Cook in medium flame by turning the bonda at regular intervals.Remove when it turns golden brown.Drain the oil in a tissue and serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato sauce ! Enjoy with hot tea !
Potato bonda recipe
Potato bonda recipe

    POTATO - Health Benefits
    Potatoes are a very popular food source. Unfortunately, most people eat potatoes in the form of greasy French fries or potato chips, and even baked potatoes are typically loaded down with fats such as butter, sour cream, melted cheese and bacon bits. Such treatment can make even baked potatoes a potential contributor to a heart attack. But take away the extra fat and deep frying, and a baked potato is an exceptionally healthful low calorie, high fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
    Our food ranking system qualified potatoes as a very good source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.
    Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.
    Potatoes' Phytochemicals Rival Those in Broccoli
    Potatoes' reputation as a high-carb, white starch has removed them from the meals of many a weight-conscious eater, but this stereotype is due for a significant overhaul. A new analytical method developed by Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist Roy Navarre has identified 60 different kinds of phytochemicals and vitamins in the skins and flesh of 100 wild and commercially grown potatoes. Analysis of Red and Norkotah potatoes revealed that these spuds' phenolic content rivals that of broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts, and includes flavonoids with protective activity against cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and certain cancers. Navarre's team also identified potatoes with high levels of vitamin C, folic acid, quercetin and kukoamines. These last compounds, which have blood pressure lowering potential, have only been found in one other plant, Lycium chinense (a.k.a., wolfberry/gogi berry). How much kukoamine is needed for a blood pressure lowering effect in humans must be assessed before it can be determined whether an average portion of potatoes delivers enough to impact cardiovascular health. Still, potatoes' phytochemical profiles show it's time to shed their starch-only image; spuds-baked, steamed or healthy sautéed but not fried-deserve a place in your healthy way of eating."Phytochemical Profilers Investigate Potato Benefits,"Agricultural Research, September 2007
    Blood-Pressure Lowering Potential
    UK scientists at the Institute for Food Research have identified blood pressure-lowering compounds called kukoamines in potatoes. Previously only found in Lycium chinense, an exotic herbal plant whose bark is used to make an infusion in Chinese herbal medicine, kukoamines were found in potatoes using a new type of research called metabolomics.
    Until now, when analyzing a plant's composition, scientists had to know what they were seeking and could typically look for 30 or so known compounds. Now, metabolomic techniques enable researchers to find the unexpected by analyzing the 100s or even 1000s of small molecules produced by an organism.
    "Potatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years, and we thought traditional crops were pretty well understood," said IFR food scientist Dr Fred Mellon, "but this surprise finding shows that even the most familiar of foods might conceal a hoard of health-promoting chemicals." Another good reason to center your diet around the World's Healthiest Foods!
    In addition to potatoes, researchers looked at tomatoes since they belong to the same plant family-Solanaceae-as Lycium chinense. Metabolomic assays also detected kukoamine compounds in tomatoes.
    The IFR scientists found higher levels of kukoamines and related compounds than some of the other compounds in potatoes that have a long history of scientific investigation. However, because they were previously only noted in Lycium chinense, kukoamines have been little studied. Researchers are now determining their stability during cooking and dose response (how much of these compounds are needed to impact health).
    Vitamin B6-Building Your Cells
    If only for its high concentration of vitamin B6-a cup of baked potato contains 21.0% of the daily value for this important nutrient-the potato earns high marks as a health-promoting food.
    Vitamin B6 is involved in more than 100 enzymatic reactions. Enzymes are proteins that help chemical reactions take place, so vitamin B6 is active virtually everywhere in the body. Many of the building blocks of protein, amino acids, require B6 for their synthesis, as do the nucleic acids used in the creation of our DNA. Because amino and nucleic acids are such critical parts of new cell formation, vitamin B6 is essential for the formation of virtually all new cells in the body. Heme (the protein center of our red blood cells) and phospholipids (cell membrane components that enable messaging between cells) also depend on vitamin B6 for their creation.
    Vitamin B6-Brain Cell and Nervous System Activity
    Vitamin B6 plays numerous roles in our nervous system, many of which involve neurological (brain cell) activity. B6 is necessary for the creation of amines, a type of messaging molecule or neurotransmitter that the nervous system relies on to transmit messages from one nerve to the next. Some of the amine-derived neurotransmitters that require vitamin B6 for their production are serotonin, a lack of which is linked to depression;melatonin, the hormone needed for a good night's sleep;epinephrine and norepinephrine, hormones that help us respond to stress; and GABA, which is needed for normal brain function.
    Vitamin B6-Cardiovascular Protection
    Vitamin B6 plays another critically important role in methylation, a chemical process in which methyl groups are transferred from one molecule to another. Many essential chemical events in the body are made possible by methylation, for example, genes can be switched on and turned off in this way. This is particularly important in cancer prevention since one of the genes that can be switched on and off is the tumor suppressor gene, p53. Another way that methylation helps prevent cancer is by attaching methyl groups to toxic substances to make them less toxic and encourage their elimination from the body.
    Methylation is also important to cardiovascular health. Methylation changes a potentially dangerous molecule called homocysteine into other, benign substances. Since homocysteine can directly damage blood vessel walls greatly increasing the progression of atherosclerosis, high homocysteine levels are associated with a significantly increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Eating foods rich in vitamin B6 can help keep homocysteine levels low. In addition, diets high in vitamin B6-rich foods are associated with overall lower rates of heart disease, even when homocysteine levels are normal, most likely because of all the other beneficial activities of this energetic B vitamin.
    A single baked potato will also provide you with 11.7% of the daily value for fiber, but remember the fiber in potatoes is mostly in their skin. If you want the cholesterol-lowering, colon cancer preventing, and bowel supportive effects of fiber, be sure to eat the potato's flavorful skin as well as its creamy center.
    Vitamin B6-Athletic Performance
    Vitamin B6 is also necessary for the breakdown of glycogen, the form in which sugar is stored in our muscle cells and liver, so this vitamin is a key player in athletic performance and endurance.

Make this kids favorite evening snack once they are back from school.They will enjoy it !
Potato bonda recipe


  1. Awesome post on potatoes.. very informative n i am in love with these bondas..

  2. Woww... looks so tempting and delicious.. inviting clicks too.. thanks for the helpful post !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. looks so yummy chitra..its such a long time since I prepared this :)

  4. even I luv dem.....just hot alu bonda n tea..ahhh perfect!!

  5. How i wish i cud have some of it with a cup of hot tea!!Yummy

  6. Perfect urulaikizhangu bonda,would love to have this with a cup of piping hot filter coffee :):) Lovely click.

  7. I have never tried this on my own,had only once or twice but loved it :) Looks super!

  8. useful tips informative post and boda is looking tempting perfect snacks

  9. Very informative post!!! and the bondas look absolutely tempting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Looks perfect n yum ...I wish can grab a few ;)

  11. Aloo bonda looks perfect, tempting and delicious to the core..loved the recipe..thanks for sharing!!

  12. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...ரொம்ப சூபர்ப்...

  13. I so much wish to grab these..looks really tempting.

  14. Omg, even i want to grab some rite now, simply irresistible..

  15. Wowwww... looks so delicious and tempting.. l

  16. Delicious and tempting it with hot cup of tea...

  17. Thanks all for ur sweet comments :)

  18. Feeling to take one from the Bowl...looks sooo yummy!!!

  19. Hello from SPAIN VIGO .. I'm glad to discover your blog and I love your recipes .. .. TE SIGO and invite you to share my recipes and blog ... Marimi

  20. Hi I am picking up gradually recovering after being written. More great recipes that are delicious .. I am glad to visit you ... kisses thousand Marimi

  21. Love fav...looks absolutely delicious.

  22. Woww.. looks yumm.. I love bonda :D

  23. I really like potatoes, and thanks for sharing recipe


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