Bonda is a typical South Indian snack that has various sweet and spicy versions in different regions. The most common bonda dish is Aloo Bonda (potato bonda), which is a spicy, deep-fried snack that tastes exceptionally good when paired with coconut chutney or green chutney. Bonda is usually among the dishes served in traditional feasts.
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Boil the potatoes, peel them and mash them properly.
In a pan, heat some oil and add the mustard seeds to it. Add the onions and green chilies and saute them till the onions turn translucent.
Add the mashed potatoes, turmeric, salt, and asafoetida to the pan. Mix properly and shape the mixture into small, round balls.
For the batter, mix the gram flour, red chili powder, baking soda, and salt with water, making sure there are no lumps.
Heat the oil for frying. Dip each potato ball in the batter and deep fry them until they're golden brown.
Serve the hot Bondas with coconut chutney or green chutney.