Crispy Eggplant Balls

If your guests are coming over and you don’t have anything exotic to serve still you can impress with your cooking skills with these crispy Eggplant balls.

Ingredients:-( Serves 16 )

  • 2 Eggplant / Baingan
  • 1 tbsp Oil / Tel
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste / Adrakh
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste / Lasan
  • 2 Tomato purée or 1/2 cup
  • 1/2-1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 3-4 tbsp Bread crumb
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander chutney / Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Mango powder / Aamchur
  • 1 cube Cheese cube
  • Oil to fry

Method:-

  1. In hot Oil add Cumin & let it crackle few seconds on low.
  2. Add Ginger-Garlic paste sauté on low just for a minute.
  3. Next add Chilli paste,Salt and Coriander chutney mix and immediate drop Tomato purée.
  4. Cook over medium and when Tomato changes colour or loses moisture keeping heat low add red chilli powder.
  5. Mix and just within few seconds add shredded Eggplant,sauté over medium to high till the rawness of Eggplant goes away.
  6. In between add the remaining spices.-Chaat masala,Garam masala and Mango powder.
  7. Within 8-10 minutes Eggplant becomes quiet mushy and soft,now add small pieces of cheese and mix.
  8. Our stuffing is ready,let it come down to room temperature.
  9. Mix about 3 tablespoons of Bread crumb to get a manageable dough like consistency.
  10. Pinch out small lemon size balls out of the dough and then roll them again into Bread crumbs.
  11. You can keep all of them ready and then fry in hot Oil over medium in batches until crispy.Stir occasionally to get fried all over.
  12. Strain out over paper towel.
  13. Serve hot with sauce or curd.

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