BATATAWADAS or Aloo Bondas - Gluten free Crispy Potato Ball

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Feb. 19, 2018

This delicious street snack Batatawada or Bonda is a Aloo or Potato ball that is deep fried in a chick pea batter. It's crispy and gluten free. These are found all over India, especially in Mumbai where is is very popular. This wada is also sandwiched in bread and called Vada Pao a very popular snack in Mumbai.


For the filling:
Cubed potato 1 Pound
Salted water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Medium diced onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Sliced green chili 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves 1 Tablespoon
Cumin powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chaat masala 1 Teaspoon
For the batter:
Gram flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (chick pea flour)
Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Fresh black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Sliced green chilies 1 Teaspoon
Chopped coriander 1 Teaspoon



1.Boil the potatoes and drain.

2.In a saute pan add oil and saute the onions.

3.Add the mustard and cumin seeds, green chilli and curry leaves.

4.Add all the powdered spices.

5.Add the potato and mix well and allow to cool.

6.Prepare the batter by first adding water slowly to the bowl and mixing, and then add all the other ingredients.

7.Divide the filling into balls using and ice cream scoop.

8.Mold them with wet hands and dip into the batter and deep fry.


9.Serve with chutney and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 12