March 24, 2009

Chicken Balls

Chicken Balls
1/4 kg onions finely sliced

8-10 fresh green chillis

5-6 dry red chillis (according to your choice)

15-20 garlic flakes

3″ piece ginger chopped

small bunch coriander leaves, chopped

4 tbsps coriander seeds

1 1/2 tbsps cumin seeds

2″ cinnamon stick

3 green cardamoms

5-6 cloves

20 cashewnuts

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

  • Heat a tbsp of oil in cooking vessel. Add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamom, red chillis and cashewnuts and stir for a minute till a nice aroma emanates the whole kitchen.
  • First grind the roasted ingredients along with ginger, garlic and green chillis to a coarse paste. Next add the chopped raw onions, coriander leaves, chicken and salt and grind further to form a smooth paste like shown in the picture above.
  • Add a tbsp of oil to the ground mixture and mix thoroughly before shaping into small balls.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. reduce flame to medium and place these balls in the oil and fry them to a crisp, golden brown color.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.