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Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

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Recipe

These dumplings are from the Maharashtra state in India, where people love very spicy foods. Though they are often eaten for breakfast, I usually ate Aloo Bonda as an after-school snack while I was living with my family in Nagpur in western India. Made from spiced mashed potatoes that are formed into balls and dipped into chickpea flour batter and then fried, Aloo Bondas are amazing served with Tomato Chutney or ketchup. In Mumbai, you get them as street food smashed between two slices of bread with hot green chile and garlic chutney. Nandini, a dear friend from southern India and now a consummate New Yorker, makes Aloo Bondas in advance and freezes them. She microwaves them alongside a glass of water to keep them moist.

Yield: Makes 20 dumplings

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 24 curry leaves
  • 3 to 6 dried red chiles, coarsely crushed
  • A 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 small jalapeno (cored and seeded if you prefer a milder flavor), finely diced
  • Juice of one lime

For the Batter:

  • 4 cups canola oil, for frying
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (optional)
  • ½ cup water

Directions


© 2007 Suvir Saran

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 20 servings and does not include Tomato Chutney. For nutritional information on Tomato Chutney, please see link above.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

455kcal (23%)
10mg (1%)
11mg (18%)
2mcg RAE (0%)
271mg
21mg
2g
1g
2g
12g
0mg (0%)
646mg (27%)
3g (17%)
45g (69%)
1mg (4%)
 
 

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