Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cabbage balls in spicy chilly sauce

Ingredients for the balls:-
Cabbage -2 cups(finely chopped)
Corn flour-1cup
Ginger-1tsp chopped
Garlic-1tsp chopped
Green chilly-1chopped
Soy sauce-2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil of deep frying

Ingredients for the sauce:-
Soy sauce-1tbsp
Chilly sauce-1tsp
Chilly powder-1/2tsp
Corn flour-2tsp(make a paste)
Ginger-garlic paste-1tbsp
Green chilly-2(finely chopped)
Spring onion-2(chopped finely and keep the green parts for garnishing) 
Pepper powder-1tsp
Mono sodium glutamate(MSG)-1/2tsp(optional)

Method of preparing the balls:-
  • Apply salt to cabbage and leave for 20 mins.
  • After 20 mins mix rest of the ingredients to make the balls.While making the balls do not add too much water .
  • Now make 15 lemon sized balls and keep aside
  • Now heat oil in a deep frying pan and start frying balls till nice crisp and brown in colour and keep aside.
 Now start making the sauce:-

  • Heat a sauce pan and put 2tsp of oil and saute spring onions t  on a high flame for a few seconds.
  • Now add ginger-garlic paste and  chilly powder ,saute again for a second.
  • Add  green chillies followed by soy sauce,vinegar and chilly sauce.
  • Next add little water and corn starch along with MSG.
  • Check for sauce as both the sauce contains little sauce so only if needed add very little salt.
  • Now boil the sauce till it becomes thick(depending on your requirement if you want little thin can add little more water to adjust the sauce).
  • Now add the pepper powder and the fried balls.
  • Mix it well in the gravy and switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion and  cabbage.



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