Batata Bonda/ Potato Fritters : Crispy and spicy, deep fried Potato fritters are called Batata Bonda/Batata Vada in South India.In the North they are called Aloo Bonda’s. A favorite tea time snack, a perfect treat for a cold rainy day. A popular street food made with mashed potatoes & chickpea flour.
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What is Bonda?
Bonda is a typical South Indian snack that has various sweet and spicy versions in different regions. Most common of which is “Batata Bonda/Aloo Bonda” or Potato Fritters. Other region specific variations including potato replaced with sweet potato, tapioca, grated pineapple, green peas are also common.
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When Bonda’s & snow flakes go together
There is nothing comforting than warming up your insides with some spicy hot snacks at tea time .
The Batata Bonda/Potato fritter perfectly fits into that need. If the picture of curling up with a book, with cushions thrown all around you, with fuzzy socks and a comforter to keep you warm sounds relaxing to you, wait till you have these fritters!
I am not a tea person, but coffee lover, I AM ! If I am telling you that piping hot coffee with some Batata Bonda on the side is pure bliss, you better believe me. It the the closest thing to heaven you can get on a rainy day or a snowy one at that!
How much time does it take to make them ?
With just a handful of ingredients found in your pantry, you can make these yummy Batata Bonda’s /Potato Fritters in half an hour if you are deep frying them in oil. If using an air fryer, the time is shortened even further.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories864
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16g 25%
- Saturated Fat 12g 60%
- Sodium 904mg 38%
- Potassium 3754mg 108%
- Total Carbohydrate 164g 55%
- Dietary Fiber 31g 124%
- Sugars 11g
- Protein 25g 50%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Variations in Fritters
They are perfect evening snacks to be had with coffee on a rainy or cold snowy day.
- Cabbage Fritters/Pakoda Bhajiya
- Spinach Fritters/Keerai Vadai
- Zucchini Fritters/Zucchini Pakoras
- Zucchini Bites/Zucchini Vadas
- Spicy Patties/Masal Vadai
- Potato Fritters/Batata Bonda
The Bottom Line
Be it a rainy day or during snowy winter, these Potato Fritters/Batata Bonda’s are sure going to warm your insides as a tea time snack.So easy to make and delicious to taste. Won’t you give them a try today?
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