Friday, February 11, 2011

Corn - Cheese Balls




Hi
Today is Day -3 of blogging marathon started by srivalli and i am here with another very delicious starter. For those of you who are in Chennai, if you have visited Cream Center, You will agree with me that Cheese corn ball is one of their signature dishes. It is my humble attempt to recreate this dish at home.If you next question is-"Am i successful in recreating it....The answer is Yes!!!!!LOL..am i sounding Proud?????Hmmmmm....It's not Pride just the great feeling of achievement..I think it is definitely very close to the original!!!!!!


INGREDIENTS

Sweet corn 1 cup

Butter 2 tbsp

All purpose flour 2 tbsp

Milk 1/2 cup

Green chillies 2

Cheese 3 tbsp

Salt to taste

For the dipping batter

All purpose flour 1/2 cup

Bread crumbs for rolling

PREPARATION

Cook the sweet corn without water. I microwaved it for 5 minutes.

Grate the cheese and chop the chillies finely.

Heat the butter in a pan and add the flour to it and saute well-this is bring out the flavor.Now add the milk and continue to cook in medium flame till the mixture becomes thick.Take it off the fire and let it cool completely before mixing it with other ingredients.

Now add the crushed corn, cheese, chillies, salt to this and mix thoroughly.It will not be watery at all.

Make even sized balls and keep it aside


To make the dipping batter-Mix enough water with the allpurpose flour and make sure it is quite thin and not lumpy.

Dip the balls in this and roll it on the bread crumbs and arrange these balls on a plate and keep it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or more.By doing this your fried balls will be very crispy.

Deep fry in hot oil in batches.
NOTEWhen you put the balls into the hot oil for frying, Do not disturb it with a ladle for the first few minutes.This makes sure that the balls do not crackle off.This is a tip from a very experienced cook....my SIS. :-)Thanks INDU

Serve hot and you will be a witness to an empty plate within a few minutes:-)

Let's check out the other marathoners today.....
Srivalli,Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, PadmaPJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha,