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Finger Foods : Spaghetti Balls

My Little Daughter is Mad about Spaghetti, she loves it so much that she shares with her Clothes as well. Hmm!!! But at the end of the day she enjoys it. This is what has made me think about a way to eat Spaghetti by which you dont have to mess-up with your Kids Clothes and they will enjoy to eat it too.

How it Tastes?
Well for Cheese Lovers, its a never to miss Spaghetti Balls recipe. A rich Cheesy flavour enveloped with lots of Chopped vegetables makes it more nutritious.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins

Makes 10 balls

1/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup boiled and crushed green peas
1/2 cup boiled and chopped spaghetti
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
1/2 tsp finely chopped celery (ajmoda)(optional)
2 tbsp butter
1 cup milk
salt to taste
1/4 cup plain flour (maida) mixed with 1/2 cup of water
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for deep-frying

Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan.
Add plain flour and cook on a slow flame till it become light pink in colour. Keep stirring continuously.
Add the milk, mix well and cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously, for another 4 to 5 minutes or till all the milk is absorbed and the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Cool this mixture.
Add chopped spaghetti, crushed green peas, green chilli paste, cheese, celery (optional) and salt and mix well.
Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
Dip the balls in the flour mixture and roll it in bread crumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
Heat oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the balls on a medium flame. Balls should be golden brown in colour.
Drain on an absorbent paper. Cool slightly and serve immediately with tomato ketchup.

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