Corn, Spinach and Rice Balls ( Fun Food for Children)
by Tarla Dalal
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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.
- 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.
- Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the sauce thickens, while stirring continuously.
- Allow to cool completely. Keep aside.
- Combine the plain flour and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl, whisk well and keep aside.
- Combine the prepared thick sauce, sweet corn, spinach, rice, coriander, green chillies, cheese and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball.
- 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.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick 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.
- Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
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