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Vegetarian Balls
from: Viviane Patel - Huntsville, Al, USA

A simple tea-time snack. Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 40min. Makes 30 to 35 balls

  • 3 boiled potatoes
  • 5 french beans
  • 1/2 teacup boiled green peas
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ajinomoto powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 teacup plain flour
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • bread crumbs
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • chilli sauce or tomato sauce to serve

Mash the potatoes coarsely.
Cut the french beans and bell pepper into small pieces.
Heat the oil in a vessel.
When really hot, add the vegetables and ajinomoto powder.
Cook for at least 3-4 mins.
Add the potatoes.
Add the green chillies, chilli powder, soy sauce and salt.
Cool the mixture and shape into balls.
Mix the flour very well in 1 teacup of water.
Dip the balls in this paste and roll into bread crumbs.
Just before serving, deep fry in oil.