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Monday, July 22, 2013

Bread Balls

"Something unhealthy is always delicious!!!" That is what I think at times... Can have a baked or sauted version of several dishes too, but having deep-fried is always super-yum! ;)

'Bread Balls' - Nothing new, it's simply a bread roll only but in a ball shape :P I have had it many a times before but nothing can beat bread rolls that my sister-in-law make! I still remember the day she made an original fried version of it specially for me on the previous day of my departure :) And I bet, I will never find the same taste n flavors anywhere else... I missed her so much while making it, so bugged her by a message!  
Wanted to be a little calorie conscious this time by posting baked version ;) But hunger didn't allow me to wait for more than 10 mins, so posting a fried version of the simplest n quickest snack... :P



8 Bread Slices
2 Big Potatoes
1/2 cup Green Peas
1/4 cup Chopped Onions
2 tsp Chopped Coriander
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Amchur Powder
Salt, to taste
Oil, to deep-fry


- Trim the sides of all bread slices and keep it aside.
- Boil potato and green peas separately. Drain excess water and transfer them to a bowl.
- Add rest of all ingredients (except oil) and mash them well. 
- Divide the stuffing into 8 portions.
- Fill a shallow-bowl or plate with water and soak a bread slice into it for 5 seconds on each side.
- Squeeze all water out of it using your palms.
- Put one portion of stuffing onto it and cover it from all sides with bread to make a nice ball.
- Repeat the same process for other 7 balls too.
- Heat oil in a kadai (deep-pan) and deep-fry them in 2 batches till golden brown in color.
- Serve hot with tomato ketchup :) 


- You can add finely chopped veggies too. Last time, I added french beans, carrots, capsicum, corn etc. :P
- For a variant, add paneer or cheese in the stuffing!
- If not deep-fried, you can bake them for 30 mins on 220 degrees!


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