Sweet Potato Bondas

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Sweet Potato Bondas
These are a great substitute for potatoes – a lot healthier and in many ways lot tastier, although I may get the goat of all the aloo lovers by saying this – But from all accounts, Sweet Potatoes are actually beneficial for health and I would like you to take a quick peek into this link – from asthma to diabetes and from stomach ulcers to cancers, from digestion issues to arthritis, this yam does a whole lot of good!  So for all you potato lovers, time to make that change – Please read – http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-sweet-potatoes.html
I was expecting company over the weekend and had made these –
Two important points to NOTE – lessons from mistakes made

Do not cook in pressure cooker (I did and it got too soft and soggy –rescue remedies indicated below)Don’t make them until you are almost ready to eat (the besan gets shriveled up because of the moisture of the veggies)So keeping them sort of dry can aver both situationsSP1

 Ingredients
4 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled for 5-6 minutes on stove top or microwave
1 red onion – medium
2 green chilies
½ cup chopped cilantro
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For the batter dip
½ cup of Besan or gram flour (kadalamavu)
½ cup of rice flour
1 tbsp of sambar/rasam or curry powder
A pinch of asafetida
Crushed curry leaves
1 cup of water plus to keep it fluid, yet thick – add more to thin it to reqd consistency
Oil to fry
(If your sweet potatoes get too mushy)
½ cup of crushed cashews
A handful of plain bread crumbs
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Preparation
Cook Sweet potatoes just right
Mash them
Add the onions, salt, chilies and cilantro
Add some cashews for taste (enhances plenty)
For the batter,
Mix the flours and the rest of the ingredients
Add the salt
Make a ball of the veggie mix; 
Mix in the batter and drop in hot oil and fry
Serve HOT HOT HOT with your favorite Chutney – I used Coriander :) 
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Have it on the side or…

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Make a sandwich :)
Skills

Posted on

April 5, 2011

41 Comments

  1. Very crunchy looking bondas priya.

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  2. Bondas are a fav and what better way to replace the starchy potatoes with the much healthier sweet potatoes..

    US Masala

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  3. Next time try tossing the yams in a little oil, chilli flakes salt and pepper and put them in the oven ( 425F for 20-30 mins- till soft) HEAVEN! Sweet potato oven baked fries! We are addicted to them. My little one year old absolutely loves them!

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  4. I could pop them in my mouth right now…They look tempting!

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  5. great evening snack..looks delicious

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  6. Looks so delicious ….yumm

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  7. perfect bondas…..looks wonderful..

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  8. They look so delicious and mouthwatering!

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  9. வாவ்வ் செம அருமை!!

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  10. Very unique and irresistible bondas..

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  11. Lovely Bondas Priya… I especially love that last pic with the coriander chutney sandwiched… :-)

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  12. very nice recipe and a very good write up :)

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  13. These bondas look really delicious!I have never tried such a treat but I would gladly want a few of these!

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  14. What a perfect tea time snack!! Priya the orange plate looks soo cute!!

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  15. Perfect bondas and tips are really helpful…

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  16. I just adore sweet potatoes these are creative~

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  17. The bondas look so inviting and crispy.

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  18. Yummy bondas.. looks so tasty.. sweet potato bondas are very unique. healthy too…

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  19. So irresistable and crispy bonda..

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  20. tempting..nice recipe.. love sweet pototoooo

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  21. Sweet potato bonda looks delicious. love it.

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  22. nice relacing potato make it healthy also.crispy and yummy

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  23. wow !! absolute mouthwatering..yum yum…just wanna grab those right now…luved the ingredients in the batter too…bookmarked !

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  24. loved d fact that u have replaces aloo wid sweet potato..looks perfect n yumm

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  25. yummy sweet potato dish..so nice..and thanks for the tips too

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  26. aha! how cuuute
    i love how youve captured the crunchy & flakey outter exterior, makes me have drooling issues! T^T haha

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  27. Very yummy!!!! Can never make enough bondas. It's a nice change from potatoes.

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  28. Yummy!! I also substitute sweet potatoes for everything aloo…like sweet potato paratha for instance :)Never made bonda though….I must try this! Thanks for the idea :)

    Btw, I'm your 501st follower :)

    Cheers!
    -Divya
    http://tastyvegcooking.blogspot.com

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