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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Aloo Bonda (Urad Dal)

Usually aloo bonda is made with besan (gram dal flour), in this recipe besan is replaced by urad dal flour.

During weekends and holidays my little one and my hubby demand an evening snack. I always have a lot of questions on what to make, whether its healthy  and what is available in the pantry. This past weekend these questions and I came up with this Aloo Bonda recipe.

Aloo Bonda is popular snack in South India made with potatoes as filling inside besan flour. Its deep fried which makes it yummy. I had some Urad dal batter left over from the previous day and I used this instead of besan and made allo bonda.

Check other urad dal recipes Urad dal fritters,Urad dal vada

Preparation time:2 hour (soaking urad dal)+10 min
Cooking time:30 min


  • 1 cup urad dal batter.
  • 2 tbsp rice flour.
  • little salt.
  • oil for deep frying+1 tsp oil

For Filling:

  • 3/4 big potato (cooked and mashed).
  • 1 small onion.
  • 2 green chili.
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder.
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder.
  • little curry leaves powder.
  • Pinch of turmeric.
  • Pinch of Hing.
  • Salt as required
For tempering:
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera


  • Wash and soak 1/4 cup of urad dal for 2 hours.
  • Grind it with required water until smooth paste.
  • Add some rice flour to it and add required salt .

For Filling :
  • Cook the potato until it turns soft, cool it and mash it well.
  • Chop the onion & chili fine .
  • In a saute pan add oil and add items to temper.
  • Add hing,onion and green chili and saute it until onions are translucent.
  • Add chili,corinader and turmeric and saute it till the raw smell dissipates.

  • Add cooke mashed potatoes and mix all of them together.
  • Add required salt as well.
  • Mix well and keep it aside.

  • Heat a saute pan with  oil for deep frying.
  • Make filling in to round shaped ball.
  • Dip the ball in urad dal batter .
  • Fry it until it turns little brown.

  • Serve it hot with chutney or tomato ketchup.

Linking it to Sapanas event,


  1. Oh thats a nice idea bonda with urad dal.

  2. It has to be the delicious potato stuffing inside, a big fan of potatoes.

  3. Sounds great aloo bonda with urad dal...outer cover will be crispy I think..looks so yummy dear..

  4. Lovely bondas, they look delicious.

  5. Aloo bonda looks delicious thanks for sharing with favorite recipes: Christmas event.

  6. My mouth is literally dripping water as I read how you replaced besan with urad, great twist.

  7. perfect tea time snack.
    thank you for linking it to my event


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