Sunday, July 7, 2013

Crispy Bread Balls



I know bread balls is a very simple and a back-dated recipe, however, when it comes to making easy snacks, this is amongst the top 10. I preferred to share it mainly because of the reason why I made this. Last weekend K bought a loaf of bread for breakfast and he is poor in grocery shopping, I must say. So the multi grain bread that he bought was not good for breakfast with butter / jam.


Instead of wasting the whole loaf, I came up with a brilliant thought of making a bread cutlet for his evening snacks and OMG, it was sooooo tasty !




Ingredients:

Bread - 3-4 slices
Potato - 1 (boiled and mashed)
Fresh Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Green chilli - 2
Coriander leaves - little
Bread crumbs - 5-6 Tbsp
Vermicelli - 1/4 cup (Slightly crush them with your hands)
Corn Flour - 2 Tbsp

Spices:

Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt

Method:

Heat little oil in a pan and add onions and sauté till soft. Add green chillies and sauté for few secs. Add the boiled and mashed potato followed by the fresh peas and mix everything nicely. Now add all the spices and mix well. Cook with lid closed for 5-10 mins till the peas gets cooked and all the spices and the vegs are mixed nicely. Open the lid and cook for few more mins and turn off the gas. Let the mixture cool for 10 mins.

Preparing the bread:

Take the bread slice and cut off the sides neatly with a knife. Dip this bread slice in a bowl of water for few secs and take it out immediately and squeeze out all of the water by pressing it between the two palms.

Now take a small ball of the vegetable mix and place in the centre of the slice. Close it tightly with the corners of the bread.

Mix little water with the corn flour and make a thin paste on a flat plate. Slightly dip the bread ball with the stuffing in this paste and roll it lightly on the bread crumbs and then on the vermicelli.

Repeat the process till you finish all the bread slices and the veg mix.

In a deep wok heat oil, and drop these balls one by one and fry them till they are golden brown.

Now your spicy bread balls are ready to eaten with a tangy tomato sauce.