Nupur’s A to Z of Indian Vegetables ~ U is for Urulai

urulai bondas ready for batter
urulai (potato) bonda mixture with tiny tasty key limes ~ aren’t they fun!

Yep, it’s Saturday again — time to pay a visit to lovely Nupur for her continuing series: The A-Z of Indian Vegetables!

Like many folks, I’m sure, I have a mental list of the recipes I most wish to try.
It’s growing by leaps and bounds lately, so it’s harder to keep track!
Still, certain images stick in my mind and one of those is the gorgeous photo of
VKN’s Potato Bondas. Since “U” is for Urulai = Potato, this week’s letter “U” was the perfect excuse to try them. I know they’re deep-fried, but after a whole week of not eating cake, I deserved a little treat 😉

I followed VKN’s recipe and they came out better than I hoped. I’ll definitely be making these again. Thanks, VKN, for the recipe, and thanks again Nupur, for having me. Once we get to “Z” I won’t know what to do with myself on Saturdays 😉

hot urulai bondas
VKN’s urulai (potato) bondas ~ like the ketchup bottle says ~ for best results, eat!

Note: I just realised I am probably supposed to come up with my own recipe, rather than making someone else’s — sorry Nupur!
I’ll put my thinking cap on for “V”, I promise 🙂


  1. revathi said

    Oh mymyyyyyyyyy I can eat them off the Monitor now !!! Looks Great !!!

    Thanks Revathi — saved you a couple 😉

  2. Richa said

    they look YUM!
    i better make me some, tomorrow 🙂

    VKN’s recipe is a great one Richa, do try it, and thanks! 🙂

  3. Coffee said

    Exactly the same expression as others!!!! I can almost extend my hands out for it. 😀

    Lovely entry Linda!! 🙂

    Thanks again Coffee! Shall I freeze-dry a few and send? 😉

  4. Vini K said

    Linda,what a nice tempting and yummy treat!so wanting to eat one right away..reading food blogs while waiting for breakfast is so not a good thing:D

    Thank you Vini, I’m so glad you like them. I have the same problem browsing blogs when I’m hungry 🙂

  5. indosungod said

    Linda, you again picked a Tamil Word 🙂 soon I will be conversing with you in Tamil. Bondas looks really tasty, one lovely sanck and big party favorite.

    Kaalai vanakkam ISG, romba nandri… nienga romba nallavar! Enakku Thamizh pidikkum… now am anxious to see how all that translates to you! Sometimes ‘phrasology’ and the real thing are two completely different animals. Waiting to see the next goodie from your garden too! 🙂

  6. Nupur said

    Oh those pictures are making me weak in the knees! Don’t do this to me, Linda 🙂 Thanks for a lovely drool-worthy entry!

    Help yourself, please, Nupur! I’m still drooling over your undhiyu! 🙂

  7. Asha said

    Very nice.I was wondering where is your U entry!:)
    Great snack for rainy day.We call it Bonda too.Good one Linda.

    Thanks Asha — btw in answer to something you asked me in your blog — yes, I have made regular upma — not as fancy as yours! But do love it — quick and yummy! Have a great Sunday 🙂

  8. Dilip said

    wow…looks so nice…great bondas…I love this sort of food…have to try it…thanks for sharing

    Thanks Dilip, glad you enjoyed — nice to seeya 🙂

  9. Suganya said

    Wow Wow Wow.. Looks great…

    Thank you, Suganya 🙂

  10. Wow! Feel like going back to kitchen once again after seeing this post. Great results Linda!

    I know I am late to comment and have missed out so many of your interesting posts during these months just like this one, have not cooked much these days too, getting sidetracked with little stuff that matters. More later. Cheers!

    Thank you VKN, and thanks for the great recipe! I’m glad you peeked in — I know how hard you are working on your very worthwhile projects 🙂

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