Corn, Spinach and Rice Balls ( Fun Food For Children)


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An innovative snack of cooked rice, luscious sweet corn kernels and healthy spinach bound together by cheese and thick sauce, coated with batter and bread crumbs, and deep-fried till crisp. The Corn, Spinach and Rice Balls feature a perfectly crisp top layer and a luxuriously soft interior, which makes the overall effect wonderful beyond words. Indeed, a great starter for a grand meal.

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Makes 20 balls
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Ingredients

3/4 cup cooked sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1/4 cup blanched and finely chopped spinach (palak)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (chawal)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
salt to taste
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
3/4 cup of water
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for deep-frying

For The Thick Sauce
3 tbsp butter
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 cup milk

For Serving
tomato ketchup

Method
For the thicksauce

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the sauce thickens, while stirring continuously.
  3. Allow to cool completely. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the prepared thick sauce, sweet corn, spinach, rice, coriander, green chillies, cheese and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball.
  3. Dip each ball in the prepared plain flour-water mixture and roll in the bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry, a few balls at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  5. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
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 on 07 Aug 14 03:00 PM


Corn and spinach make a great combo for this tasty dish.
 on 17 Nov 13 06:35 AM


I am not sure what to do with the sauce.
 on 14 Mar 13 09:33 PM


Corn, Spinach and Rice Balls are soft from inside and a little crispy from outside.I use left over rice to make these delicious starter.Best served hot.