When I was in school, it was very common to visit people at their homes. Those weren't days when you would need to call someone before going to their place. A friend's mother used to make this and I liked it a lot during those days. I have memories of buying this from stalls during Durga Puja too.
Although I never asked anyone how to make this but have tried it on my own several times since I got married. This also happens to be my most frequent recipe for a sunday snack or when I have friends coming over to spend the evening and I don't want to spend much time cooking.
Eggs(hardboiled) - 6
Potatoes (bolied) -2
Onion-1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Salt-1/2tsp or as per taste
Cornflour - 2tsp
Spice Mix- Take a pinch of each of the following:
Pepper, red chilly powder, coriander powder,
turmeric powder, cumin powder and garm masala powder.
Oil for frying
Mash the potatoes. In a pan heat 2 tsp oil. Saute the onions. Add the mashed potatoes and fry for sometime. To this add the ginger garlic paste, salt, pepper, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garm masala powder. Mix while frying till done.
Let the mixture cool.
Cut the eggs into 2 halves. Take one piece of the egg and cover it with the mixture. Spread the mixture evenly over the egg.
In a flat plate mix the cornflour and bread crumbs. Roll the egg balls over this mixture lightly.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls till the color changes to reddish brown.
Garnish with thinly sliced onions and coriander leaves. Serve hot
Note: Minced meat is also used for covering the eggs, however this is a quicker and much easier version of Egg Devil