Spaghetti Balls (Kids Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

Spaghetti Balls (Kids Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

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You are sure to relish the succulent inner and crisp outer of this unique starter. Made of cooked and chopped spaghetti, complemented by green peas, cheese and seasonings, these balls are interestingly held together by white sauce, which mashes well with the other ingredients once it is cooled. The Spaghetti Balls are rolled in bread crumbs to get a nice crust upon deep-frying. It is essential to serve this snack immediately on preparation because spaghetti, cheese and white sauce tend to get chewy on cooling.

Recipe Description for Spaghetti Balls, Indian Style Spaghetti Balls

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Makes 9 balls
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For Spaghetti Balls
1/2 cup boiled and chopped spaghetti
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp butter
1 cup milk
1/2 cup boiled and crushed green peas
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for deep-frying

For Serving With Spaghetti Balls
tomato ketchup


For spaghetti balls

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}spaghetti balls{/span}, combine ½ cup plain flour and approx. ¾ cup of water in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the remaining ¼ cup of plain flour and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, or till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously using a whisk.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a plate and keep aside to cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, add the spaghetti, green peas, cheese, chilli flakes and salt and mix well.
  6. Divide the mixture into 9 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  7. Dip the balls in the plain flour-water mixture flour and roll it in bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  8. Refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes.
  9. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, and deep-fry, a few {span class="bold1"}spaghetti balls{/span} at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  10. Serve the {span class="bold1"}spaghetti balls{/span} immediately with tomato ketchup.
RECIPE SOURCE : Finger Foods for KidsBuy this cookbook


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