Veg Bonda Recipe

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Veg bonda is a variation to the very popular aloo bonda which is made with only potato filling. You can add your favourite veggies to the recipe but I have used only carrot, peas and potatoes. You can serve it as a snack or it can also be served as a side dish with the main course. Here is a step by step recipe of the same.

Also Read: Grilled Potato Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Green peas- 50 grams
  • Carrot- 50 grams (roughly chopped)
  • Potato- 150 grams (roughly chopped)
  • Water- 1 ½ cup
  • For the tempering:
  • Oil- ½ tsp.
  • Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp.
  • Urad dal- ¼ tsp.
  • Green chilli- 1-2
  • Ginger- 1-inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves- 8-10
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Turmeric powder- 1/8 tsp.
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Lemon juice- ½ tsp.
  • Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp. (chopped)
  • For the batter:
  • Gram flour/besan- ¾ cup
  • Rice flour- 3 tbsp.
  • Turmeric- a pinch
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Red chilli powder- ¼ tsp.
  • Salt- as per the requirement
  • Water- 1/3 cup or as required to make a thick batter
  • Oil- for deep frying

Procedure:

  1.  Pressure cook the peas, carrot and potatoes with 1 ½ cup water.
  2.  Cook for 3-4 whistles on a medium flame. Open the lid when the pressure subsides.
  3.  Drain the excess water from the vegetable and store in a jar for later use.
  4.  Mash the vegetables and keep them aside.
  5.  In a pan heat some oil and add the mustard seeds to it. Let the mustard seeds crackle and then add the urad dal.
  6.  Toast the dal until golden.
  7.  Now add eh chopped ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida and the green chillies.
  8.  Add the turmeric powder and stir very well.
  9.  Now add the vegetable mash and stir everything really well.
  10.  Add salt and mix again. Cook the vegetable mixture for 2-3 minutes or until all the moisture has evaporated.
  11.  Turn off the flame and add the lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  12.  Transfer to a plate and let the mixture cool down.
  13.  In another bowl add the gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, asafoetida, red chilli powder and salt.
  14.  Add water to make a thick batter. Whisk the batter really well so that there are no lumps left.
  15.  Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying the bondas.
  16.  Divide the vegetable mixture into equal parts and make medium sized balls of the mixture.
  17.  Check the temperature of the oil. When the oil is hot enough, coat the vegetable ball in the prepared batter and place it in the oil.
  18.  Cook the veg bonda on a medium flame from all the sides until golden and crisp.
  19.  Remove from the oil and place the bondas on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  20.  Prepare all the bondas in a similar manner.
  21.  Serve the veg bonda hot with your favourite chutney, dip or tomato ketchup.
veg-bonda1Image Source: sathyacaterers

Also Read: Chilli Potato Recipe

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