Corn Cheese Balls

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Corn Cheese Balls

Ingredients:
1 cup sweet corn
1 medium potato boiled
5 tbsp cheese (cheddar or mozzarella or mixed)
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp corn flour
Bread crumbs
Batter made of 4 tbsp corn flour or all purpose flour with water (not thick)
And any/few of the optional items below per your taste:
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1-2 chilis chopped
1 tsp chili powder
2 pinch oregano (optional)
1-2 tbsp finely chopped capsicum

Method:
Boil corn for 10 mins and drain well.
Add a handful of corn to a bowl.
Transfer the rest to a blender and pulse to a coarse paste and add to the bowl.
Add mashed potatoes, cheese, corn flour, salt and pepper and any other optional items to the bowl and mix well.
Make small balls.
Dip in corn flour batter and roll in breadcrumbs.
Deep fry till brown all over. (medium flame)
Serve with ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Chicken Bites

Chicken Dry Fry 1

Chicken Bites
Adapted from riascollection.blogspot.com

Ingredients:
1 kg chicken pieces or chicken breasts
2 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
1 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
3 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp salt
2 medium onion
1 tsp mustard seeds
Handful of curry leaves
4-5 tbsp coconut oil

Method:Marinate chicken pieces in ginger/garlic paste, chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, soya sauce and salt for ‘sometime’.  (Read ‘sometime’ as minimum half hour to overnight)
Cook in its own juice till cooked. If using chicken breasts, add ½ cup water.
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add onion and curry leaves and stir for few minutes.
Add cooked chicken and fry till the mixture is dry and dark brown in colour.
Serve as appetizer or as a side dish.

Chicken Dry Fry

Chicken lettuce wraps

Spicy chicken in lettuce

tasty make ahead appetizer

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
1 medium onion sliced
1 green chilli thinly sliced
1 medium tomato sliced
2 finely chopped garlic
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp soya sauce
1-2 tbsp oil
salt and pepper
1 head Iceberg lettuce washed and drained

Method:
Heat oil. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Stir for few mins and add onion and green chillies. When they turn transluscent, add tomatoes and stir on high heat. When the mixture is almost dry, add rest of the ingredients and adjust salt.Stir fry for few mins.Sprinkle pepper powder. Let the mixture cool.

Cut the lettuce into big chunks and use two or three layers as a basket. Spoon 2 tablespoon of chicken mixture and serve.