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Tri-color Fried Balls

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It is a very colorful dish that truly signify the spirit of "Indian Independence Day" with its three colors (orange, green and white) reminiscent to Indian Flag.
Ingredients
  Cottage cheese 250 Gram (Paneer)
  Spinach 250 Gram
  Carrots 2 Medium, grated
  Salt To Taste
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon (Leveled)
  Green chilies 2 , chopped
  Ginger 1 Inch, minced
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (For Frying)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash spinach leaves thoroughly and pressure boil them with little water.
2) Set aside the boiled spinach.
3) Grate the carrots and keep aside.
4) Crumble the paneer.

MAKING
5) In a medium mixing bowl, combine crumbled paneer, cornflour, little salt, chopped green chilies, ginger, garam masala and cumin powder.
6) Mix well .
7) Squeeze water out of boiled spinach and make it dry. You can use the spinach water in gravies and other dishes.
8) Adjust little salt in spinach and carrot as well. Take care to add salt in the three ingredients according to taste.
9) Now take very little portion of carrot and make a small ball. Cover the ball with little spinach.
10) Finally wrap the spinach and carrot balls with paneer mixture and make a slight big ball.
11) In a deep-fryer or deep skillet, heat the oil to piping hot.
12) Add paneer balls to the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
13) Take out the fried balls on paper towel and drain the excess oil.
14) Using a sharp knife, cut the balls into halves.
15) Tri-color balls are a perfect looking snack.

SERVING
16) Serve the tri-color fried balls with green chutney and ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Story
Some recipes are created with a particular purpose and the purpose of this recipe is to show the respect towards Indian flag and its significance. When I was in school we had a 'cooking content for moms' in our school. My mom was really excited to make something special on that day. She did'nt tell me the recipe till the day of the contest. I was really worried as I wanted my mom to be the best in the school. In contest she cooked these 'tri-color balls' and everyone praised her for her creativity. Moreover the dish was healthy as well. I am proud of my mom and her ideas.
Subtitle: 
Paneer kebabs

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delicious.bites's picture
Wow...this is an amazing recipe...a mom's sweet gift!!! I will definitely try it out this Independence Day:)