Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce

Vegetable Balls In Hot Garlic Sauce, the hot and sour garlic sauce which coats the deep fried vegetable balls makes a tantalizing starter or can even be served to make a snack.

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This one is a real fiery starter, perfect to get your meal off to a hot start!

Balls of boiled and mashed veggies are deep-fried till crisp and topped with a spicy sauce of garlic, ginger and green chillies together with other ingredients and pungent sauces.

The interesting thing here is that the vegetable balls do not require a batter coating, because the mashed cauliflower and a tablespoon of cornflour help hold them together. This gives the balls a unique texture that is rough, soft and crisp, perfect to go with the hot garlic sauce.

Make sure you serve the Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce immediately to enjoy the crispness of the vegetable balls.

Accompany this starter with Chinese soups, stir-fries and noodles to create an authentic mini meal.

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Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce recipe - How to make Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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For The Vegetable Balls
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated cauliflower
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
1 tsp oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1 tbsp cornflour
oil for deep-frying

For The Hot Garlic Sauce
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
1 1/2 tbsp schezuan sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cornflour
salt to taste
For the vegetable balls

    For the vegetable balls
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the carrots, cauliflower and french beans and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the vegetables are tender.
  2. Add the salt, pepper and cornflour, switch off the flame and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, a few balls at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the hot garlic sauce

    For the hot garlic sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion whites and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the spring onion greens, schezuan sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, sugar, cornflour, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, place the vegetable balls on a serving plate, and top it with hot garlic sauce.
  2. Serve immediately.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy177 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates13.4 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat13 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A602.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C21.9 mg
Folic Acid35 mcg
Calcium54.4 mg
Iron1.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium19.1 mg
Potassium132.5 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

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Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce
 on 12 Jun 16 06:34 AM

Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce
 on 17 Aug 15 08:58 PM

very nice taste without sodium glutamate and plain floor superb thanks mem we never forget you
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Ajay. Please try other Tarla Dalal recipes and let us know how they worked out. This will help others try the recipes you loved.
18 Aug 15 12:40 PM
Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce
 on 07 Jul 14 12:08 PM

It is simply yummm...spicy dish lovers must try this recipe, i served this with vegetable fried rice and liked by everyone...
Vegetable Balls In Hot Garlic Sauce
 on 12 Apr 13 01:57 PM

This is a lovely starter to your meal.