This is a perfect party and tea-time snack. Its is an easy to make, tasty and healthy snack.
Whole white urad dhal - 1/2 cup
Split urad dhal - 1 tablespoon
Mixed vegetables (carrot, cabbage) - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2
Oats - 2 tablespoons
Mixed millet flour - 2 tablespoons
Curry leaves - a sprig (chopped)
Grated ginger - a teaspoon
Coriander leaves - few (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry
Onion - (optional, I didn't use)
Soak both urad dhals separately for 45 minutes. Chop vegetables and green chillies finely. Dry roast oats and powder. Dry roast mixed millet flour until hot.
Drain the soaked water and grind whole urad dhal to a smooth and fluffy paste. Add very little water if necessary. Add the soaked split urad dhal to it. Add the oats and millet powders and all other ingredients. Mix well. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes. The batter consistency should be like vada batter. Shape to mini balls.
Heat oil, and deep fry the mini bondas / balls in oil, until 3/4th done and drain in a kitchen towel. When all the balls are done, deep fry for the second time until golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with chutney, sambhar or ketchup.
NOTE: Deep frying for the second time gives crispy bondas.