Potato is cooked and mashed. It is then briefly cooked along with spices and onion. The potato mixture is stuffed in damp bread and deep fried in oil till brown in color. Garnish with cilantro and serve deep fried potato bread bonda with green chutney or sprinkled with chaat masala.
Makes: 5 Potato Bread Bonda.
Bread 5 Slices
Potato 3 Medium
Green Peas 2 Tbsps
Green Chiles 3 – 5
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Curry Leaves 4
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying + 1 Tbsp
Method of preparation:
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Wash the potatoes and cut them into halves.
Bring few cups of water to boil in a sauce pot.
Add halved potatoes and boil them till cooked and just soft.
Cool the potatoes a bit and peel them.
Mash the peeled potatoes.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
When cumin seeds start to change color, add chopped onion and green chiles.
Fry till onion turns translucent, add green peas, mashed potatoes, turmeric powder, cilantro and salt.
Cool the potato mixture to room temperature.
Take a big scoop of the prepared potato mixture and form into soft round ball.
Repeat the same with remaining mixture and reserve all the potato balls for later use.
Remove the ends and wet the bread slices.
Stuff each slice with the prepared potato mixture.
Fold the bread to cover the potato stuffing and keep aside.
Repeat the same with remaining bread slices.
Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
Carefully leave the potato bread ball into hot oil.
Fry on both sides until it turns into light golden color.
Remove onto absorbent paper and repeat the same with remaining potato balls.
Garnish with cilantro and serve deep fried potato bread bonda with green chutney or sprinkled with chaat masala.
Notes: Make sure to fry the bread bonda well.
Suggestions: Make sure not to overly wet the bread slice. In such a case leave it to dry for couple of minutes. Also, make sure to cook the potato well.
Variations: Check other recipes with potato here.
Other Names: Potato Bread Bonda.