Sweet Potato Bonda(Low Calorie Version)

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins

Diwali is all about celebration, fun, family with good food. Every occasion is made great with the food that we include as a part of our celebration. While Murukku, ribbon pakoda, and other dry snacks are made in advance for the festival, most of the households have the practice of making a snack on Diwali day. If you are a south-Indian it might be a bajji, vadai or bonda. As many of us avoid deep-fried stuff, here is one healthy and low-calorie version of our favorite bonda. Potato Bonda is everyone’s favorite. However, replacing that with Sweet potato and using an appam pan to cook it makes it a guilt-free snack.

Sweet Potato is one root vegetable that is available almost throughout the year. It has more fiber and beta carotene – a good source of Vitamin A that helps in bone health and eyesight. A very few drops of cooking Oil are used in this recipe making it happy to indulge. Do try out these easy, guilt-free bondas for this Diwali, and thank me later.


0/14 Ingredients
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0/7 Instructions
  • Cut and Pressure cook sweet potato for three whistles. Let it cool down and peel the sweet potato. Mash the sweet potato coarsely using a fork.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. Once it turns hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, and channa dal. When they turn golden brown, add chopped green chilli, ginger pieces and chopped onions. Saute till the onion is cooked.
  • Add mashed sweet potato, salt, and asafoetida. Mix them together and cook till the water content disappear. Let it come to room temperature. Make lemon sized balls from it. Set them aside.
  • In another bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, and cornflour. Add salt, red chilli powder and asafoetida powder. Mix them together.
  • Add water little by little and mix to form a batter. Let the batter be in flowing consistency.
  • Grease the appe pan with oil. Coat the sweet potato filling with the batter and arrange them to the appe pan. Cook for about 3- 4 mins.
  • Flip over to the next side and cook until they are ready. Transfer to a serving plate.


  • I have used the orange color sweet potato in this recipe. You can also use the Indian version of sweet potato.
  • If you like more spicy bonda, add a few more green chili.
  • I have made this in a low-calorie version. You can also deep fry them instead.

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