Navratri Vrat ka khana । Aloo Bonda

The Aloo Bonda made up of water chestnut flour is a perfect food for the people who are fasting.

Ingredients for Vrat wale Aloo Bonda

  • Water chestnut flour - 1 cup (160 gms)
  • Potatoes - 5 (300 gms) (boiled)
  • Green coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Rock salt (Sendha salt) - 1.25 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp (crushed)
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Green chilli - 3 to 4 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 2 tsp (grated)
  • Lemon - 1
  • Oil - for frying

How to make Vrat wale Aloo Bonda

For the stuffing

Take 5 potatoes, boil them and peel them. Preheat a pan and add 2 teaspoons of oil in it. Add a ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds to it and saute it. Turn the flame to low and add 3 to 4 finely chopped green chilli to it.

Add a teaspoon of grated ginger to it and roast the spices while continuously stirring it. Add the peeled potatoes and add in the pan after mashing it. Add a 3/4 teaspoon of rock salt, a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed black pepper to it and roast the spices while continuously stirring it.

Roast the potatoes on the medium flame and mash it finely using a spatula. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely chopped green coriander to it. Add approximately 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice to it and roast more for a while. The potatoes have cooked, switch off the flame. Pour it out in a separate bowl to cool down.

For the batter

Take a cup of Water Chestnut flour in a bowl, add some water in the intervals and stir to make the smoother batter. The batter should be of the pouring consistency. Add a teaspoon of crushed black pepper, more than a ½ teaspoon of rock salt, a teaspoon of grated ginger and mix all the ingredients well.

For the Bondas

Divide the stuffing into the smaller sized balls or lumps.

For Frying

Preheat oil in a wok and the oil shouldn't be too much heated, it should be medium heated. The flame should be medium. Lift a potato ball, coat it with the batter and add it in the heated oil to fry.

Pour some heated oil over it and fry it on the medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Flip them once they have fried from the bottom. Fry until it becomes brown from all the sides and increases the flame too. Turn the flame from medium to high.

They have fried golden brown from all the sides. Drain it out in a plate and fry rest of the Bondas likewise. 4 to 5 minutes was acquired to fry a single round of it

For cooking in the lesser oil

Preheat an appam maker and the flame should be low-medium. Add 2 to 3 drop of oil in its moulds and preheat again for 1 to 1.5 minutes. Place the Bondas in it to cook and cook while covering it on the low flame for 4 minutes.

Check them after the 4 minutes. Flip them once they have fried from the bottom. Cover and cook it again for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the cover after 5 minutes and cook while flipping, rotating them on the low flame.

The Bondas has cooked after 3 minutes, remove them from the pan and place it in a plate. Serve it along with green coriander dip or coconut dip for fasting.


You can use ginger paste instead of grated ginger.

You can add an extra amount of water if the consistency of the batter is thicker.


Navratri Vrat ka khana । फलाहारी आलू बोंडा - दो तरह से बनाया हुआ



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