Bonda is a deep fried South Indian snack that can be made sweet / spicy. I love the Mysore Bonda and aloo Bonda personally and can never get enough of them. I tried to make one with a little twist. I had this sweet potato in my pantry and wanted to prepare a snack, hence decided to make this Super crispy and tasty sweet potato Bonda.
Sweet Potato Bonda is a spicy deep fried snack made with sweet potato, chickpea flour and onions with spices.
Try this snack and I’m sure you will love it !
Ingredients (Makes 8)
|Preparation time – 5 mins|
Cooking time – 20 mins
- Sweet potato – 1, medium
- Chickpea flour – 1/2 cup
- Rice flour – 2 tbsp
- Cooking soda – a generous pinch
- Hing – 1/4 tsp
- Sesame oil- 1 tbsp
- Mustard – 1/2 tsp
- Onion – 1, chopped finely
- Green chillies – 2, chopped
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig, chopped
- Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
- Salt – as needed
- Oil – for deep frying
- Wash the sweet potatoes well and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Peel the skin and mash it well.
- In a pan, add oil, mustard and when it splutters add hing, curry leaves and green chillies.
- Add chopped onions and fry well till transparent.
- Add the mashed sweet potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and stir well.
- Switch off and add coriander leaves and mix. Let it cool down.
- In a bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, cooking soda, hing.
- Mix water little by little to form a thick batter.
- Heat oil to deep fry.
- Make small balls of the sweet potato mixture.
- Dip the balls in the batter to coat them well on all sides.
- Add balls one by one to the oil when hot.
- Flip sides to cook evenly. Drain them in a kitchen towel.
Serve hot with coconut chutney, the best ever combo! Bonda makes a perfect evening snack alongside hot coffee / tea.
- Make sure the batter is not too watery. If it turns out watery, add a little more rice flour to it.
- You can add red chilli powder / pepper powder to the batter if you prefer.