Friday, February 29, 2008

My Awards and Potato Bonda ---Thankyou All

Just one month more to go for my 1st year anniversary and few little more post for my 100th post and i got these 2 awards ...It is really something unimaginable .. i have to thank each and every person who have been coming to my blog often and supporting me by commenting your thoughts and encouraging me ...

This all started one day when was searching for a recipe i had come across mythreyee blog. She was the first who inspired me to start my blog. If fact she was very kind to respond to my emails for my initial start up. I had come across Asha ji website and had mailed her also for few advice. She was very supportive and kind to guide me. Thank you both once again...

Award is something that inspires me more to innovate new recipe and post them. You know i have put on so much weight by cooking and trying many new recipe. I keep trying and cooking and experimenting many new recipes at home.

Thank you Mythreyee for passing the Rocking Girl award .

Thank you Seema for passing me Nice matters award. Its about..
"“Nice Matters Award is for those blogger who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.” "

Loads of friends and loads of ideas and tones and tones of knowledge is what i have gained in all these months of blogging.

I am going to pass these awards to TBC - Budding Cook and Sree - Tasty Travel .

Now coming to the recipes ...I am sure everybody would love to eat...

This is the first time i am making them at home. My mom used to make them but never ventured on it alone. So for the first time the outcome was awesome. This has a huge list of ingredients, but it tasted awesome. So here it goes...

Raw Materials Required

Dipping Batter Alone

Bengal-gram dal flour – 2 cups
Rice Flour -1 cup
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Hing a couple of pinches
Salt as per desire

Potato Bonda

Potatoes – 1 lb (pressure cook and peel the skin and mash them well)
Onion -1 -2 cup (diced)
Green chillies -6-7 ( finely chopped)
Haldi powder -1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
Urdh Dhal -1/2 tsp
Oil -3 tsp
Hing a couple of pinches
Curry leaves
Lemon Juice 5-6 tsp
More oil for deep frying..

Preparation style..

Mix all the batter ingredients together by adding enough water. The consistency should be semi thick and set them aside. In a kadia add the oil and mustard seeds. Allow it to crack and then add urdh dhal.Then add hing ,onion ,green chilli and fry them until they turn brun. Then add haldi powder and smashed potato and mix them well. Add salt and lemon juice and mix them well.

Take small handful of the potato mix and make small tiny balls and keep them in a tray. On the other side heat the oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot then take the potato ball and dip it in the batter and see to that the batter is all over the potato ball (entire coating) and very slowly drop it hot oil. Drop 4 potato balls at a time in the hot oil so that you have enough space to turn and flip the balls around so as you get an crunchy and crispy layer on the outside. Once it starts to change color then remove from the oil and place them in a tissue paper to drain out the excess oil.

I served my potato Bonda with coconut chutney.Simple and easy one !!

Coconut Chutney

Raw Materials

Coconut -1 cup
Green chilli -2-3
Salt as per desire

Preparation Style

Grind all the ingredients together by adding enough water. Transfer them to a small bowl and add salt and mix well and serve with potato Bondo.
Thank you all once again ..Enjoy the Bonda !!!!


Sreelu said...

Deepz, you are the sweetest, thanks for considering me your friend and passing me this award, means a lot to me. Also I got you packet was so exicted thanks again a bunch

Uma said...

Congrats on the two awards, Deepa. the bondas look so yummy!

FH said...

Oh, thank you Deepa. I always want new bloggers happy and enthusiastic. Some do give up after few posts. Keep it up and Bondas look perfect. Great job for the first time try!:))

Kalai said...

Congratulations on both awards, Deepa!! Bondas look gorgeous. Keep up the great work! :)

Seema said...

Congrats on both your awards Deepa! Bondas look yum yum !!

Finla said...

Congrats with the award and i love potato bonda they look delicious

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hey deepa

Congratulations to the awards !!!

looks beautiful bonda's

Dhivya said...

Congrats on ur awards girl...bonda looks yummy

TBC said...

It looks really great for a first attemp...I'm sure it tasted great too!:-)
Congrats on the awards, Deepa. Thanks for thinking of me.:-)

Annu said...

WOW! Mysore bonda looks tasty,nice blog.

Thanks for nice comment on my blog

Prema Sundar said...

congrats on the awards and the bondas look yum.. I make the bodas exactly the same way , but add coconut pieces to the potato masala .

Cynthia said...

Deepa your awards are richly deserved. Hearty congratulations my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deepa, Congrats! Bonda looks amazing. wanna have a bite.

bee said...

congrats. the bondas look just perfect. i hate deep frying, but those bondas are calling me really insistently. :D

Richa said...

bonda's look very tempting, Deepa! wish could eat them off the screen :)

Unknown said...

nice looking bondas deepa and cngrats for the awards!!

Bharathy said...

Congrats girl..Enjoy the awards :)..

Very tempting snack here,Deepa

'Aloo Bondas' is my evergreen hit- post..
Nice to see your version..

You tried biscottis!!..never mind whether they were perfect or not.."Trying" is the most appreciable and Imp aspect for a foodie!:)

Sagari said...

congrats on your award deepa and bondas lookss delecioussssss

Annu said...

Hello Deepa

I have tagged you for a meme. Please visit my blog for details.

Have fun,

Lakshmi said...

Congratulations and Celebrations..!! those bondas look perfect dear! drooling now..

Seena said...

Love bondas, me too posted one today.. :)

Anonymous said...

You surely rock. yummy food as usual!

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious and these hot bondas are sure to make a gr8 treat for a rainy weather

Swati said...

Lovely bondas!! Love them hot!!