Bread Potato Bonda | How to make Bread Potato Balls

>>  Tuesday, September 6, 2016

For the second day of Tea Time Snacks, I have yet another starter made with potato similar to the Bonda I made for yesterday. I know I was quite surprised myself when I realised that I was yet to share the simplest Bonda. I was chuckling when I read my fellow buddies comments. I guess each of us has something like that left out, something everyday dish, with so many memories, yet haven't found the way to the blog to be shared.

I know it's no rocket science, yet it has so many memories. Just like today's Bread Bonda. I have something similar posted years back, remembering my school mate and the days I spent at her home, enjoying these bread rolls as her mom used to call it. Come to think of it, I think today's recipe was closer to what she made as I remember it used to be with a just handful of ingredients. Aunty used to make oval shaped rolls and it used to be deep fried. The memories seem still so fresh!

Anyway coming back to the recipe on hand, I took off on Monday on account of Vinayaka Chaturthi. This is the first time I haven't shared our pooja account on Cooking 4 all Seasons. Maybe all for a reason!

I was up with my usual menu, Chinnu was coming over frequently to check if he could help with making Chapatis. I told him that I was not making Chapatis, but Sweet Polis. Did I mention that I have two little helpers underfoot these days? Yes, my two young sous chefs, who seem to be vying on who will help with what! Chinnu somehow manages to be on time to help cook the chapatis. Peddu rushes in all angry because he missed a chance. So I took the opportunity to make the best of the sous chefs and made them make laddos, grate jaggery etc. 

Hubby dear was saying that very shortly I need not lift a finger as my boys will quickly learn all the dishes! Chinnu even went to the extent of wanting to write down the recipe of Paneer Butter Masala, as his friend liked it and wanted the recipe. And that since he loves it, he wants to learn how to make it. 

I told Chinnu that he can become a famous chef and the prerequisite being he should first learn to eat all the dishes! That sort of capped a lot of further discussions. 

So enjoy these bondas, while I go cook my next Tea Time Snacks. 

I am doing One Ingredient for all of this Mega BM Cooking Carnival, with a subtheme of Tea Time Snacks/ Starters.
Bread Potato Bonda

Ingredients Needed:

For the outer layer

Bread Slices  - 5 to 6 nos
Water / Milk - 1/2 to 1 cup depending on how you use

For the Stuffing

Boiled and Mashed Potatoes - 1 cup (2 large)
Boiled Peas - 2 to 3 tbsp
Green Chillies - 2 to 3 finely chopped
Coriander leaves handful
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

How to make the Bread Potato Bondas

For the Filling

MW the Potato for 5 to 6 mins. Soak in water and peel the skin. Mash well with a fork till smooth. MW fresh peas for 4 mins. Drain and add to the mashed potatoes.

Add the salt, garam masala, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, to the potato and mix well. Make small balls of 1-inch diameter. Keep it aside. 

For the outer layer

Trim the bread slices, and soak in water or milk. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place it on a plate.

For making the bondas

Place each ball in half of the soaked bread slice, cover all over. Pack it tightly. Close on all sides.

Heat a Kadai with oil. When the oil is hot, gently drop the bondas and fry in batches.

Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot with ketchup.

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Priya Suresh September 6, 2016 at 12:14 AM  

Wow, crispy potato bonda looks absolutely stunning, prefect snacks to enjoy.

vaishali sabnani September 6, 2016 at 1:06 AM  

Ah my BIL used to call these bombs , and even we made them oval , but definitely it's been a while now . They look lovely and well we are looking forward to the boys coming up as real master chefs 😘

Suma Gandlur September 6, 2016 at 6:44 AM  

Loved reading the enthusiasm of your sons towards cooking. It was kinda funny reading your oldest one's reaction being not able to pitch in. Also it cracked me up reading the prerequisite for becoming a chef.
Anything fried and made with potato end up being yummy.

Nalini's Kitchen September 6, 2016 at 7:01 AM  

This is my family's favorite one,I make it often with leftover bread slices.You shaped the bondas to a perfect round Valli..

Gayathri Kumar September 6, 2016 at 4:21 PM  

It is so good to have two sous chefs at home Valli. My mom used to make this and she used to call it as bread cutlet. It is always go to menu for my brother's friends. And this is one of my fav bread and potato preparations. Yours looks so inviting, I am reminded of my childhood..

Usha September 6, 2016 at 4:35 PM  

We use to call it bread rolls as well and use to be a common snack when growing up. It is again one of those forgotten childhood snacks. It is nice to read how the boys are also getting into cooking.. :) Soon you can delegate all the blogging tasks among your your children.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan September 7, 2016 at 8:53 AM  

I love how you shaped it as bonda. Love to read about your sous chefs :) I am also enjoying that phase right now and not sure how long it will last.

Sapana Behl September 7, 2016 at 2:41 PM  

We also call them bread rolls and love eating them on weekends.I like the perfect round shapes of your bondas.Love reading about your sous chefs.

Harini-Jaya R September 8, 2016 at 8:09 AM  

Love this version as well, Valli.

The Pumpkin Farm September 8, 2016 at 12:12 PM  

u r lucky to have two efficient sous chefs , the bread bondas look to die for ...its been a while i made smething like this

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan September 8, 2016 at 9:42 PM  

Looks so crispy and soft inside.. so now should I give the credits to you to to your sous chefs?

Kalyani September 9, 2016 at 11:45 AM  

bread rolls definitely remind me of Suri, my Punjabi schoolmate ! growing up his mom used to pack these for snacks and we used to gobble them up :)

Archana Potdar September 12, 2016 at 7:58 PM  

Valli just so that you can get the kiddo to eat all that you cook you tell him that the prequesite t be a Chef is to eat all? Poor guy!! Envy you the sous chefs.
The bread bonda look great.

Smruti Shah September 14, 2016 at 1:28 AM  

Such a wonderful recipe Valli. I am stunned at the variations of potato you are bringing us each day!

Priya Srinivasan September 14, 2016 at 8:31 PM  

So cute of your boys to help you valli, bonda's look tempting and perfect with evening cup. September 21, 2016 at 10:50 AM  

A time was when even my son wanted to be a chef, but on realizing that he will have to make non veg as well, he dropped the idea. Now he is a big critics and helps me to improve if there is any need. Bread rolls/ bondas are all time favorite.. can have it any time

Pavani N October 7, 2016 at 12:51 AM  

Wow, you have 2 budding chefs in the house Valli, how lucky are you!! Hope they keep the enthusiasm even when they grow older.
Bread bonda look crispy and delicious.

Sowmya :) October 7, 2016 at 11:02 AM  

With such adorable sous chefs you will soon be having a mega marathon every month!
These Bread bondas look so crispy and delicious. Yum yum yum

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