Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Honey coated vegetable balls

This recipe was in my items to be experimented list, since a long time but kept on avoiding due to some or the other reasons. And finally I made it today as my hubby has not gone to his clinic  for my son wanted him to be at home in the evening to take him and his sis for swimming.
At times my little son cribs about why his dad isn't home by 7 pm or so unlike his friend's dad. He is yet to understand the nature of his dad's profession although he gets excited when I tell him that his father is a Doctor  and being in medical line he needs to be available in his clinics in the evening hours as well.

I really can relate to his feelings since as kids, we also used to wait for our dad to reach home early so that he could either take us out for a walk or shopping or play badminton with us and thus  save us from the daily 2hrs study time which amma was very particular about.
I guess fathers are more lenient with kids. Is that so ?....
Now back to Honey coated vegetable balls, I decided upon this recipe as I was sure that this sweet and spicy snack would cater to my family's sweet tooth and at the same time would provide all the nutrient stuff included in this snack. And I must say it came out really well and we all loved spending time together in the evening  gorging ourselves on this delectable snack.
This really goes well with tea. Can also be served as a starter. I have used veggies like 'Cabbage, green peas, potato along with Nutrela's soya granules' to prepare it. You can use any vegetable of your choice and also can be prepared using just plain potato as well.. Yeah then it would be called 'Honey coated potato balls' .
Do try this . I am sure you all will love this crunchy, munchy "Honey coated vegetable balls".
Ingredients                                                 Quantity                                          
Boiled Potato                                                      : 2
Cabbage shredded                                             : 1/4 cup
Green cups steamed                                          : 1/4 cup
Nutrela soya granule                                         : 1/4 cup
Gram flour/Besan                                              : 1/4 cup    
Oil for frying                                              
For tempering
Sesame seeds                                                      : 1-2 tsp
Dry chilli flakes                                                  : 1-2 tsp
Sweet chilli sause                                               : 3-4 tbsp.
Honey                                                                   : 5-6 tbsp.
Oil                                                                         : 1/2 tbsp.
Preparation Method:                                                                                            
  • Soak the soya granules in 1 cup of water and keep aside.
  • Peel and mash the potatoes and keep aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and sauté cabbage for 4-5 mins on high flame by stirring continuously, add steamed/boiled green pea and mix very well. Reduce the flame and leave it on low flame.
  • Drain the water completely out of the soya granules and add them to the pan and sauté for 2 more mins.
  • Add the mashed potato and salt also, mix everything very well.
  • Remove from flame and let it cool down.
  • Meanwhile in a frying pan, heat oil on medium flame in order to fry the vegetable balls.
  • Now in a separate large bowl add the above vegetable mixture, besan and a bit salt as per taste .
  • Mix everything very well with a spatula. No need to add any water.
  •  Now make small balls out of the mixture. You should be able to make 10-12 balls of medium size.
  • Fry the balls on medium flame till they turn light brown. Drain the oil on a tissue paper.
  • In an another wide frying pan, heat 1/2 tbsp. of oil, splutter sesame seeds, add chill flakes and sauté for 1/2 a min, then add sweet chill sauce and mix well.
  • Let it cool down and then add 'Honey' to it. Mix every this very well
  • Gently add the fried vegetable balls one by one into the above chilli and honey sauce and toss them gently such that each ball gets properly coated in the sauce.  



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