Baked Bonda and Vada Pav

Baked Bonda 3Baked Vada Pav


Bondas are dumplings of spiced mashed potatoes coated with gram flour batter and deep fried but here I choosed to bake them. They tasted as good as deep fried. These bondas can be enjoyed on its own with some sauce/dips as an appetizer/snacks or it can also be served in the bun as a vada pav.

Vada pav is an Indian burger where the spice potato dumplings are sandwiched between the two sliced of bun. I used green chutney and tamarind chutney to spread on the brown bun. It can be personalised with any of your favourite spread and toppings.

Enjoy this healthy appetizer.

Yields: 10-12 bondas
Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes


For potato stuffing:

  • Potatoes-3medium
  • Frozen peas-1/4cup
  • Green chilli paste-2chillies
  • Garlic paste-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chopped coriander- 2tbsp

For the batter:

  • Besan/ gram flour/chickpeas flour-1/4cup
  • Corn starch/rice flour-2tsp
  • Chilli powder-1/4tsp
  • Baking soda- a pinch
  • Salt-1/4tsp
  • Carom seeds-1tsp
  • Oil- for baking

For vada pav:

  • Whole meal buns-4
  • Mint chutney-to spread
  • Sweet chutney-to spread
  • Chopped onion-1/2
  • Roasted peanuts-2-3tbsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste


  • Wash and pierce potatoes with knife/fork .
  • Heat water in a pot and add in pierced potatoes , peas and cook until tender-15-18minutes.
  • Once cooked drain and take the potatoes in a bowl and mash using potato masher (I mashed it with the skin on but you can peel if desired)
  • Once mashed add in peas, salt, chilli paste, garlic paste, chopped coriander, salt, turmeric and mix well until well combined , form a lemon sized dumplings and set aside.

For batter:

  • Sieve gram flour, corn starch/rice flour, salt, chilli powder in a mixing bowl
  • Add in carom seeds and water few tablespoons at a time until it forms a batter (not too thin nor thick-it should be thick enough to coat so thick buttermilk consistency).

For baking:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C, line the mini muffin/muffin tray with muffin cases and set aside.
  • Now drop each potato dumplings in the prepared batter rotate to coat well and place in the lined muffin tray. Repeat with the remaining dumplings.
  • Once done spray / drizzle some oil and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25minutes/until slightly golden brown in colour (baking time may vary from appliance to appliance)


  • Cut one bun into 2pieces, spread mint chutney on one side, sweet chutney on the other side.
  • Place vada on one side and top with onion, peanuts, drizzle some lemon juice, coriander cover it with another piece of bun and serve.


  • Garlic chutney can also be used if desired.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 19, 2014, in Indian, Starters and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. What a coincidence! I made the aloo bonda in appe pan today! Great minds think alike :).


  2. So tempting and so yum 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  4. Just wonderful.A healthy version of deep fried bondas.Must try…

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  5. My family does not like deep fried stuff and this is perfect for us…. 🙂


  6. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  7. Baking rather than frying them sounds quite interesting , will give them a try !


  8. Ohh! Lots of baking! Were these for your daughter’s b day celebration?

    Mouthwatering pictures!


  9. yum! I never tried it, but just regarding your photos…I love them!


  10. Wow! These sound delicious Chitra!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Nice idea of making the snacks without deep frying…….

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  12. Dr. Chi, you have made me hungry. Must now find some Indian food.


  13. My daughter is a true blue mumbaiite! She loves her vada paav and sandwiches – but I squirm when she goads me into buying her a vada pac from the streets… your recipe helps me a great deal! Thanks

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