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No Fry Batata Vada / Aloo Bonda Appe

My love for street food, makes me want to try almost every high calorie snack / appetizer on my appe pan. So here I am yet again, sharing how to make Batata Vada / Aloo bonda in an appe pan. Since it has a batter coating, most people wonder how can you make it in an appe pan. So here is my step by step recipe for the famous Batata Vada / Aloo bonda.

 

Batata Vadas Aloo Bondas Potato Fritters

What I love about this version of batata vada / Aloo bonda is that, typically they are fried and can be very high in calories thanks to the potatoes and the cooking method. This version is for people like you and me, who are always looking for healthy  no fry recipes & low in calories.

Ingredients

  • For the stuffing
    • 3 medium potatoes, boiled & peeled
    • 5-6 curry leaves, chopped (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds / rai
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric / haldi
    • 5-6 garlic pods
    • 3 green chilies, finely chopped / as per taste.
    • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped / dhaniya
    • 1 lemon, juice
  • For the batter
    • 2 cups chickpea flour / besan
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin / zeera
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  1. For the stuffing
    • Mash the boiled potatoes.
    • In a chopper, prepare a green mixture of chop green chilies, garlic and cilantro. Make sure they are chopped finely.
    • tempering for batata vadatempering for aloo bondaPrepare the potato stuffing in a wok or a pan. Heat the utensil, add 1 teaspoon oil. for tempering add mustard seeds, turmeric, and green mixture.Add lemon juice and salt and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
    • potato stuffing for batata vadaTo this mixture add the mashed potatoes and again mix thoroughly.Let the potato stuffing cool for a few minutes.
  2. batata vada batterIn the meantime prepare the batter. Add 1/2 cup water to besan, salt, cumin to make it a thick batter
  3. Guilt free Batata Vada in Appe PanNow make equal portions of the potato stuffing. Roll them each into the shape of a ball.
  4. Heat the appe pan with a few drops of oil in each cavity.
  5. mke besan cavities in appe panAdd a small amount of batter into each cavity, just enough to make a scoop like cavity. Sorry I realize the picture is over exposed and will replace it with a better picture soon, I promise.
  6. fill besan cavaities with potato Place the potato stuffing into each cavity.
  7. top off the aloo mixture with besanTop off the cavity again with the batter, making sure the entire potato stuffing is covered.
  8. Cook for approx. 4-5 minutes on each side on slow - medium heat.
  9. cooked batata vada
  10. batata vada Serve them with either pav / bread or mini dinner rolls as mini sliders with green chutney, garlic chutney or sweet tamarind chutney or even ketchup.
  11. Batata Vada / Aloo Bonda made in Appe pan

    Batata Vada / Aloo Bonda made in Appe pan

    Ingredients

    • For the stuffing
    • 3 medium potatoes, boiled & peeled
    • 5-6 curry leaves, chopped (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds / rai
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric / haldi
    • 5-6 garlic pods
    • 3 green chilies, finely chopped / as per taste.
    • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped / dhaniya
    • 1 lemon, juice
    • For the batter
    • 2 cups chickpea flour / besan
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin / zeera
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon oil

    Instructions

    1. For the stuffing
    2. Mash the boiled potatoes.
    3. In a chopper, prepare a green mixture of chop green chilies, garlic and cilantro. Make sure they are chopped finely.
    4. Prepare the potato stuffing in a wok or a pan. Heat the utensil, add 1 teaspoon oil. for tempering add mustard seeds, turmeric, and green mixture.Add lemon juice and salt and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
    5. To this mixture add the mashed potatoes and again mix thoroughly.Let the potato stuffing cool for a few minutes.
    6. In the meantime prepare the batter. Add 1/2 cup water to besan, salt, cumin to make it a thick batter
    7. Now make equal portions of the potato stuffing. Roll them each into the shape of a ball.
    8. Heat the appe pan with a few drops of oil in each cavity.
    9. Add a small amount of batter into each cavity, just enough to make a scoop like cavity.
    10. Place the potato stuffing into each cavity.
    11. Top off the cavity again with the batter, making sure the entire potato stuffing is covered.
    12. Cook for approx. 4-5 minutes on each side on slow - medium heat.
    13. Serve them with either pav / bread or mini dinner rolls as mini sliders with green chutney, garlic chutney or sweet tamarind chutney or even ketchup.

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