Sweet Potato Bonda

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

Steps

  • 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.

Key Points

  • 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.

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