Cook all the vegetables mentioned under 'To make vegetable kofta', in a pressure cooker or in an open pan. I prefer open pan to avoid overcooking.
Once cooked, drain the water completely and let the veggies cool down slightly. To remove all the moisture content I recommend you keep it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Don't worry, veggies will not get frozen so soon.
Preserve the vegetable stock, which can be used later to make gravy.
In the meantime, soak flattened rice/poha in water for 8-10 minutes. Once it is done, drain the water, squeeze out any extra water in the poha. Keep this aside.
Take out the vegetables from the freezer after 20 minutes and transfer them to a mixing bowl. To this, add soaked and drained poha and all the other ingredients except oil mentioned under 'To make Vegetable Poha Kofta'. Mash the veggies and mix everything thoroughly.
You should be able to make non-sticky balls. So, add more bread crumbs, if the mixture is sticky and you are not able to shape it to balls.
Now heat a Paddu/Appe/Paniyaram pan, add 2 drops of oil in each cavity.
By the time the pan gets hot, start shaping the vegetable poha mixture to balls, by greasing your palm with oil. Make sure to size them slightly smaller than the size of your paddu pan cavity, so that it can cook well.
To a small bowl, add corn flour/ corn starch, salt, pepper and water and whisk well to form a lump-free thin mixture.
Dip the kofta ball prepared earlier, in the corn flour mixture. Then, take it out and coat it uniformly with breadcrumbs. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining balls and transfer them onto a plate.
Put the prepared kofta balls into the paddu pan cavities. Drizzle some oil over each of them, close a lid and cook on low-medium flame (this is important-sot hat it gets cooked well inside too).
Once you see that the koftas have turned brown on one side, flip them carefully, without breaking them.
Cook the other side too by adding a drop of oil. Once they are cooked well on all the sides, transfer them onto a kitchen paper so as to remove the oil.