I have used boiled potatoes, carrots, methi leaves, ground nuts and some simple spices like chilly powder, garam masala.
Let us see the recipe now :
Things Needed :Boiled potatoes : 2 to 3 ( Medium sized )
Carrots : 2
Methi /Fenugrik leaves : One small bundle. ( Only leaves )
Ground nuts : 3 to 4 tablespoons /1 Small bowl.
Flattened rice : Avalakki /Aval : 1 Small bowl.
Rava /semolina : 1 Small cup ( Medium size)
Green chilly : 1
Red chilly powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Oil to fry : 1 Cup
Method :1. Wash and boil potatoes. Leave it for cooling. Peel off the outer layer.
2. Wash and grate carrots, cut coriander leaves, methi leaves and green chilly. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it. Keep it aside.
3. Dry roast groundnuts and remove its husk. Dry grind in to powder. Remove from the mixi jar and keep it aside.Keep rava in a plate.
4. Take a big bowl. Add potatoes and smash it. Add avalakki, grated carrots, chilly powder, garam masala powder and grated ginger.
5. Add 2 tablespoons of powdered groundnuts, cut coriander leaves and methi leaves. Add required salt and mix it well.
6. Now divide the mixture into small portions and turn them as small ball shape.
7. Roll them on dry rava. Arrange them in a plate.
8. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil. Let oil get hot.
9. Fry potato balls in hot oil. ( Medium and low flame ).
10. Let it turn golden brown. Remove the potato balls from the oil and put it on a kitchen tissue
11. Cut a carrot as small stick and insert the carrot piece edge in potato balls when it is hot Or the ball may break while inserting the carrot stick.
Serve them as a starter with tomato ketch up or chutney.
12. We had it with coconut chutney and ketch up.
Note :Do not use any water. Smashed potatoes will bind all the ingredients well. Use of more /less spice is optional. Small carrot pieces are done and inserted into potato balls. ( Just for fum )
Time : 30 Minutes.
15 to 20 Very small bondas can be fried.