Sarkkaraivalli Kizhangu Bonda | Sweet Potato Bonda

As I write this post, its pretty chill here and I really wish I had a plateful of these bondas beside me now. My favorite dish on a rainy day is definitely something that is deep fried and served straight off the pan with a mug of piping hot coffee.

On one such day, mom made bondas with sweet potato. I am not a huge fan of sweet potato but since mom assured me that it would taste great, I tried it and I have it say that it has pushed down the potato bonda to the second spot.The bondas were not overly sweet as I had expected. The filling had a balance of sweet and spiciness.

As we were munching on the bondas, Lil Angel was eyeing the plate. I guess she was not sure if she has to eat it or not.Potato is her favorite.Then taking cue from me she slowly bit into a piece of Bonda and she was hooked!!

Mom used:

For batter:

Besan/Begal gram flour- 2 cups
Rice flour- 1 cup
Red chilli powder-2 teaspoons
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt to taste

For the stuffing :

Sweet potato - 1,large piece Onion-2 chopped
Fried cashews- few ,broken into bits
Chilli powder- 1/2 a teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Coriander leaves-1 tablespoon,finely chopped
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Gram dhal-1 teaspoon
Urad dhal- 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Salt- to taste

Oil to deep fry

  1. In a bowl put in the ingredients for batter, add water and make a batter which can coat a spoon.It must not be too watery or too thick.Keep aside.
  2. Pressure cook the sweet potato and when cool enough to handle remove the peel and mash lightly.Keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard,gram dhal,urad dhal,curry leaves,asafoetida and when they splutter and turn brown, add onions and fry till golden brown.
  4. Add mashed sweet potatoes,coriander leaves,salt ,chilli powder and mix well.Cook for a couple of minutes and remove from flame.Keep aside.
  5. When it is cool enough to handle,make small balls of the stuffing and dip them into the batter so that the mixture is fully coated with the batter.
  6. Carefully drop them one by one into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown.
  7. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot 

It can be served with coconut chutney or with a cup of piping hot coffee,or in Lil Angels style, a mug of her favorite chocolate drink....

You may also like to try this tasty recipe - Sweet potato mash with Goji berries

Sending this to Pradnya who is hosting Kid's delight -Warm foods to beat the rain , an event started by Srivalli...

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Bon Appetit...

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