Rice and Cheese Balls Video by Tarla Dalal

Rice and Cheese Balls Video by Tarla Dalal

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There are many interesting ways to make use of leftover rice including some types of rotis and dosas. But, this recipe tops the charts! Rice and Cheese Balls, made with cooked rice flavoured simply with green chillies and mustard powder and bound together with flour, gives rise to a temptingly crisp snack when deep-fried. What is more, the procedure is as simple as mix, shape, and fry. No dipping, no rolling, no sweat!

Recipe Description for Rice and Cheese Balls

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Makes 12 balls
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For Rice and Cheese Balls
2 1/4 cups cooked rice (chawal)
3 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
2 pinches baking soda
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
1/4 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving Wwith Rice and Cheese Balls
tomato ketchup


For rice and cheese balls

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}rice and cheese balls{/span}, mash the rice thoroughly in a deep bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape 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. Serve the {span class="bold1"}rice and cheese balls{/span} immediately with tomato ketchup.
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