Aloo Bonda Recipe – South Indian Delicious Snack [Pics]

Aloo Bonda is a south Indian tempting snack, high in calories is made with besan and boiled potato. The bonda is made with frying the Besan covered potaoes.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated 15 Nov, 17


Aloo BondaAloo Bonda is primarily the South Indian snack. I was in Bangalore some time ago and remember eating them a lot. They are nice snack to have when hunger strikes at odd times. They contain aloo (potato) in good quantity to fill your stomach easily for at least 2-3 hours.

They are mostly eaten with Coconut Chutney or if you are the one who likes to try your favorite snacks with new flavors of chutneys, then you may try this spicy version of coconut chutney with a flavor of Garlic and red Chilies.

The same Aloo bonda when combined with Pav in Mumbai gives origin to a new dish called Vada Pav. Isn’t it interesting!

Aloo Bonda Recipe In Words

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Yield: 6 Aloo Bonda (Good for 3 People)


Ingredients for making Gram Flour Mixture

Ingredients for Aloo Bonda

  1. 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  2. 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  3. 1 Cup (Our 1 Cup = 240 ML) Gram Flour
  4. 1/2 Tsp Salt
  5. 2 Pinch Meetha Soda

Ingredients for making Potato Mixture

  1. For Frying Oil
  2. 1/2 Kg Boiled Potato
  3. 1 Chopped Green Chili
  4. 2 Tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  5. 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  6. 1/2 Tsp Salt
  7. 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  8. 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  9. 2 Pinch Asafoetida
  10. 2 Buds Grated Garlic
  11. 2″ Inch Grated Ginger
  12. 1/2 Tbsp Oil


Mix all spices in Potatoes. Mash boiled potatoes with the help of your hand. Add Green Chili, Coriander leaves, Salt, Red Chili powder and Turmeric powder. Mix well with hands.
Add Oil, hing ginger garlic. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Asafoetida, grated Ginger and grated Garlic. Keep the stove on medium flame and cook till they get light brown in color.
Add potato and spices Now add potato mixture and cook for 3 minutes on high flame. Mix well and stir to avoid burning of potatoes. After 3 minutes, switch off the stove. Keep aside to cool.
Make ball for Bonda. Once your Potato mixture has cooled down, pick up small amount of potato mixture and give it a round shape with your hands. Keep aside. We will need them after we are done with our Gram Flour (Besan) mixture to provide a coating for these potato balls (Bondas)
Mix spices in Besan. Take Gram flour in a bowl. Add Salt, Asafoetida, Turmeric powder and Red chili powder. Mix well.
Mix besan well. Add water and make a smooth paste of Gram flour (Besan).
Dip the ball in besan to fry. Now, we are done with the basic raw materials for making Aloo Bonda. Heat Oil to deep fry the bonda. Keep the stove on high flame. Now, dip the prepared potato balls one by one in the Gram flour syrup/mixture to cover each corner of the ball and release them with soft hands in the hot oil.
Deep Fry Fry till they get light golden brown in color.
Aloo Bonda Once done, take them out of Oil and serve hot with your choice of Chutney/Sauce. Enjoy!


Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta  
Mother. Cook. Vegetarian. Passionate Indian Food Eater. inHouseRecipes Chef. Photo Editor.