Farali Aloo Bonda/ Vrat Wala Aloo Bonda

Farali Aloo Bonda/ Vrat Wala Aloo Bonda

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.

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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.

You can also look for more vrat recipes here

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Farali Aloo Bonda/ Vrat Wala Aloo Bonda
  1. Boil potatoes. Let them cool completely. Peel and grate potatoes.
  2. Add 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  3. Add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for a minute.
  4. Add grated/mashed potatoes, salt, pepper and crushed peanuts. Mix well.
  5. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix and take off the flame.
  6. In a bowl, take kuttu ka aata, swang flour and salt.
  7. Add water to make a thick batter.
  8. Heat oil in a wok to medium hot.
  9. In the meanwhile, make lemon sized balls of the potato mixture.
  10. Dip each ball in the batter and drop in oil. Do not add more than 4 balls at a time.
  11. Fry each ball till it starts turning brown.
  12. Drain farali aloo bonda on tissue paper.
  13. Serve hot with chutney.
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24 thoughts on “Farali Aloo Bonda/ Vrat Wala Aloo Bonda

  1. Very interesting faraali version of aloo bonda. You are right that we serve these bondas as a snack. But nothing wrong in eating such goodies for breakfast right?

  2. A nice variation to the regular besan covering for aloo bonda! I must try this healthy batter next time as aloo bonda is a regular visitor in our house!!!! Thanks for sharing dear 🙂

  3. A delicious farali snack, I love kuttu atta and making these bondas with is a great idea. You’re right when kids fast, the demand for variety is numerous. It gives us a chance to be innovative.

  4. aloo bonda sounds healthy and quick snack not just during fasting days even on regular days. Batter sounds interesting, never heard of sama rice flour atta though. I will have to check if I can get it here.

  5. The aloo bonda looks yummy…I can see your hidden secret why you want your daughter to have aloo bonda…it’s good that kids also getting into the tradition of fasting at least for feasting the healthy dishes

  6. BM comment
    farali aloo bonda looks so tempting. I love buckwheat related eatables. Taste great and perfect in fasting days. You made this so well and m literally drooling over here.

  7. That’s a fantastic way to make bondas with vrat ki flour..and somehow the fasting culture during navratri is so interesting because of all the food you tend to enjoy!

  8. Aloo bonda looks so inviting. Perfect recipe for fasting days. I can imagine the taste and crisp outer cover due to kuttu and swang flour batter. Bookmaking it to try soon.

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