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Bread Bonda | Deep Fried Bread With Potato Filling in a plate
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Bread Bonda | Deep Fried Bread With Potato Filling

Bread Bonda is an excellent snack for kids and adults alike. The good thing about this recipe is that one can reuse stale breads for the outer coating.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Kids Friendly, Snacks
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 12 Bondas
Calories: 135kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • Pot
  • pan
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 12 Bread slices I used wheat bread
  • 3 Potato peeled, boiled and mashed
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • cup Peas optional (cooked or if using frozen thawed)
  • 2 Green chilies optional (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Dhania jeera powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp Mustard seed
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • a pinch Asafetida
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil plus more for deep frying

Instructions

To make the filling

  • Boil the potatoes, peel it and mash it well. I used the microwave to boil the potato. This ensured that the potato was dry and was not too soggy.
  • In a sauté pan, add 2 tsps of oil and season with mustard, urad dal, green chilies and asafetida. Then add the finely chopped onions along with turmeric powder, chili powder, dhania jeera powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Once the onions are sautéed well, add the peas and let it cook for couple of more mins. Then add the mashed potatoes and sprinkle just enough water to make a dry filling.
  • Keep it aside to cool down for a while.

To make the Bondas

  • Take the bread slices and remove all the four side crust.
  • Sprinkle some water on each slice of bread and press it in between your palms to squeeze out the extra water. Make sure that the bread slice is thoroughly wet, but at the same time not soggy.
  • Place around one and half tablespoon of filling into each wetted bread slice and cover it up. Roll it well to make sure the sides are sealed.
  • Do the same with all the bread slices. In the mean time, heat oil in a frying pan to deep fry the bondas.
  • Once the oil is hot enough drop 3-4 bondas into the oil and deep fry it until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and serve the bread bonda hot with ketchup or hot sauce.

Notes

  • I used to make this with white bread, but lately I observed that making it with wheat bread yielded crispy bondas and it does not soak too much oil
  • When making a large number of Bondas for a party or a gathering, you could roll out the bondas ahead of time and then cover it with a wet paper towel or kitchen towel. This way they are ready to fry just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg