Navratras are going on. During navratri, some people keep fast for seven days and do ashtami pujan on eighth day whereas others keep the fast for eight days and do Navmi Pujan. In my home, I keep fast for all the seven days and my rest of the family accompanies me only on the seventh day. When it’s only me who is fasting, I make simple food. But on the seventh day, since the whole family keeps the fast, so food has to be lavished.
This time my daughter too accompanied me in keeping fast for all the seven days. When kids are keeping fast, you can imagine their demands. Infact, my daughter is keeping fast only to eat all those navratra delicacies that I usually make on seventh day. Most of her friends are also keeping fast. So she is very much excited and has her demand ready for the tiffin.
Yesterday, I had made Kuttu ki poori with vrat wale aloo for her tiffin. Today she wanted aloo tikki. Instead of making aloo tikki, I suggested her a variation of that i. e. aloo bonda. I had a hidden motive behind that..he he he.
Out of most of the things that I make during fasting days, aloo bonda I haven’t posted yet on my blog. Moreover, this week my blogging marathon theme is ‘Breakfast Dishes’. Though aloo bonda is a South Indian snack, but it is so filling that during navratri I generally make it as a breakfast for my kids. Taking that into account this Farali Aloo Bonda is apt for the theme as well as ongoing navratra festival.
Farali Aloo Bonda is an addictive snack/breakfast that can be made during Navratri, Shivratri or any other fasting day.
It is similar to aloo bonda but made with minimal spices and the coating of potato is done with vrat ka aata.
In this I have used buckwheat flour and sama rice flour for coating. You can also use singhare ka aata. Since this aloo bonda had only black pepper and salt as spices, so to enhance the taste I added crushed peanuts into it. Believe me, it augmented the taste of aloo bonda many fold.
Do try this farali aloo bonda this navratri and give me your precious feedback.
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I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #93 Week 2 Day 2