Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Spinach Garlic Balls - Eggless

I made the Spinach-garlic balls a while back and it was relished so much, that I decided to try the eggless version.

Here is the recipe:
Spinach - 1 bunch
Garlic paste -  1 tbsp
Powdered bread crumbs - 1 cup
Mashed potatoes - 3 small potatoes (equivalent to 1 large potato)
Aloo mash - 1/2 cup (I had to use this as I had run out of potatoes)
Processed Cheese - 2 tbsp, Melted
Butter - 2 tbsp, Melted

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp (optional)
Amchoor (dry Mango powder) - 1 pinch (optional)

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C (350 F).
Wash and clean the spinach leaves and chop into small pieces.
Boil and mash the potatoes. Add the aloo mash and make a paste.
In a large bowl, add the mashed potatoes and spices and whisk well. Add the melted butter, cheese and garlic paste and stir until combined.
Mix in the chopped spinach. Add the powdered bread crumbs and make a paste. The consistency should be such that you can make slightly firm, 1-inch balls of this paste.
Otherwise add in some more bread crumbs/aloo mash
Make small 1-inch balls of this paste and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

This recipe makes 16-18 such spinach-garlic balls.  
Verdict:  The spinach-garlic balls make and excellent starter item for elaborate meals. It also makes a good tea-time snack. Once you have the spinach washed and chopped and aloo mash in hand, it is a breeze to make this.
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1 comment:

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