Corn, Spinach And Rice Balls

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Nov. 30, 2016

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.


Cooked sweet corn kernels 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Spinach 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , blanched and finely chopped
Cooked rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Coriander 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Green chillies 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Grated processed cheese 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Plain flour 5 Tablespoon
Water 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Bread crumbs 5 Tablespoon (for rolling)
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the thick sauce
Butter 3 Tablespoon
Plain flour 5 Tablespoon
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)



For the thick sauce:

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.

4. Combine the plain flour and cup of water in a deep bowl, whisk well and keep aside.

5. Combine the prepared thick sauce, sweet corn, spinach, rice, coriander, green chillies, cheese and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.

6. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball.

7. 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.

8. 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.


9. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 109Calories from Fat 46

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 73 mg3.04%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet