Friday, February 11, 2011
Corn - Cheese Balls
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!!!!!!
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
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, Padma, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha,