Powder the fried gram dhal and keep aside
Transfer the shallots, coconut, red chillies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, fennel seeds, cashews and pulse it without adding water.
Now squeeze the water out of the grated beetroot and add it to the blender jar. Again grind it in pulses very coarsely. Add salt and mix well.
Now transfer this to a plate, add the fried gram powder and finely cut coriander. Mix well.
Make small even sized balls out of this and keep aside
Heat the oil in a pan. Once it is sufficiently hot, carefully drop few balls in it and fry in medium flame till it starts to brown. Take it out and drain it on an absorbent paper. Serve warm as a starter!!