Aloo Bonda or Batata wada is an all time favorite tea time snack. A savory spicy Indian appetizer -prepared with potatoes and spices are dipped in besan/ gram flour batter, deep fried and enjoyed with green and tamarind chutney. Traditionally batters were made with lukewarm water, spices and sometimes baking soda was added to add that extra crispiness. But I’ve come up with a version that results in crispy aloo bondas- they are as crispy and tasty as the traditional version. For the besan batter I have used club soda instead of water and the results are superb. The bubbles in the club soda creates an airy batter, which produces light and crispy bondas.
The trick to best Aloo bonda recipe is to beat the batter thoroughly as batter performs best when it’s well beaten, smooth and lump-free. The batter should always be prepared at the last minute- when your frying material and oil is ready.