Very often I make these non fried bondas using bread slices and some mashed potatoes .
Bread bonda or batata vada ( tasted like the vada used in vada paav . I used some left over bread slices , mixed green chillies ginger , red chutney powder , salt , hing , mashed potatoes . Made a smooth mixture , rolled into smooth balls dipped in thin chick pea flour batter / besan , made as bondas in paniyaram pan with just drops of oil .
Tasted super yum . Makes a great evening snack for kids too .
Just make a thick mixture of mashed potatoes and crumbled bread with spices you like I added ginger green chilies paste coriander leaves salt hing and a red chutney powder ( store ) as I felt it wasn’t spicy enough .
Add tbsp of water little by little to make small balls of the mixture .then dip them in a besan flour batter , and place in the paniyaram pan by adding drops of oil in each cavity .
Let flame be medium then reduce to low meanwhile keep turning over for even cooking . Use a spoon to turn over . You can add soda to batter but I did not add soda , hope it’s clear .
I used about 6 slices of whole wheat bread , cut the edges to keep only brown part , crumble with fingers till it resembles powder like .
To this you add mashed potatoes about 3 medium well cooked potatoes .
My bread was getting dry so I decided to make this bonda . It can be used to make vada paav . Garlic paste can also be added .