I still remember the time when we as kids used to pass by Indian tea shops, the aroma of hot fresh snacks used to make us feel so hungry. Dad used to get them often for us. Pazham Pori, samosa and bonda are my favorites. Today I will share the recipe for bonda - one of the famous tea time snack in Kerala.
Cooked Potato - 3 medium
Onion - 2 finely chopped
Green Chilly - 2 finely chopped
Ginger - 2 inch piece finely chopped
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs finely chopped
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mustard - 1 tsp
Maida /APF - 1 cup
Rice Powder/ Puttu Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp
Oil - for deep frying
Salt - as required
Water - 3/4 cup approx
Cook the potato in a pressure cooker. Let cool. Peel the skin and mash it. Keep aside.
In a wok or pan heat 2 tbsp oil. Tip in the mustard and let it splutter.
Add in the onion, green chilly, ginger and curry leaves one by one and saute on medium flame.
Add in the turmeric powder, salt and saute.
Add in the potato and stir well. Check salt.
Remove from flame and add in the coriander leaves.
Heat the oil for deep frying in a small wok.
Meanwhile take a bowl ,mix the maida and rice powder.
Make a batter of it by adding water. Add a pinch of salt and turmeric.
Make small balls of the potato mixture.
When the oil is hot dip each ball in the batter and fry till they are golden brown in colour.
Remove them from oil using a slotted spoon.
Transfer them to a plate lined with kitchen roll.
Serve it with tomato ketchup and enjoy with tea or coffee.