Today I have picked a recipe from the cookbook of Tarla Dalal. It’s a yummlicious starter sure to steal the hearts of the young and old alike. Not complicated very simple all I did was a gave small twist to my way of liking. Actually the original recipe calls for Cheese stuffing since I don’t like cheese (sound funny right but me n hubby are like this) I have eliminated and added paneer instead. I am sure if you have added cheese and when you are ready to munch this starter, the cheese would have melted and it would ooze out I guess. So cheese lovers do stuff the cheese only and enjoy this J
The main ingredient is the broccoli, give me a bowl of broccoli just tossed with salt and peper I will relish it, that much is the craze on this vegetable for me. It’s the just the other way my hubby does not like it and make him eat this vegetable is hard time. He never knew it was broccoli and was thinking it was peas seeing the texture, as I started making he would take one after the other and go. He loved it and his veridct was that a wonderful starter.
I did make some changes, like I added ginger and white peperpowder as I wanted to retain the beauty of the green colour texture for the balls and also to keep it little spicy.
I was so lazy to make a mint chutney nor had any in my fridge to go with this. I have to mention that I felt it will be a good combi to have this with mint chutney. However tomato ketchup never lets you down though.
Cookign time : 15 minutes
Makes : 15 balls
1 tbsp oil
½ cup fine chopped onion
1 tsp finery grated or chopped garlic and ginger
Green chillies very finely chopped – 2 nos.
White peper powder – to your spice level
1 cup finely chopped broccoli
2 tbsp corn flour
¾ cup cooked and mashed potato
Salt to your taste
Bread crumbs for rolling very little
Oil for deep frying
1” cube mozzarella cheese or Paneer *
*What I did was sauted paneer for a while on a pan and gave it a golden colour by adding a dash of oil
Add 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the onions, garlic, ginger & g. chillies and saute for 2 minutes
Now throw in the broccoli and saute for another 5 minutes, remove from flame and let come to room temprature.
Now add corn potatoes, flour, pepper powder & salt and give it a good mix. Check the salt level at this time.
Make 15 equal portions and shape them like flat tikkis. Press a little in the centre of each round to make a depression so that we can place the mozzarella or paneer cube in the center of each and roll them back to make a ball. This way we have stuffed the paneer/ mozzarella.
You don’t have to have any moisture unlike how we do with the bread crumbs. Just roll the balls into the bread crumbs with whatever moisture in the balls we have made as we would like to see the beautiful green texture of the ball.
Heat oil in a kadai and there goes into the hot oil some batches of the balls. Fry them until golden brown all the sides. Keep the flame low. Drain on absorbent paper and its ready to serve.
Serve them with Mint Chutney or ketchup J.
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