Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Green Peas & Carrot Crispy Balls/Boulettes de Petit Pois et Carottes

Wonder its a French recipe or not,but i learned this dish during my first ever cooking class i went few days back here in Paris. Actually this cooking class was seriously very interesting as i learned to cook and make no cook dishes out of the canned/tinned foods. Instead of opening and heating the canned vegetables, the chef of this cooking class dished out a couple of interesting dishes. I was speechless when she prepared a sandwich with tinned palm's heart,a carrot tart , a cake with tinned french beans etc, one among those recipes i learned from this cooking class is this crispy green peas and carrot balls actually known in French as Boulettes de Petit pois et Carottes.



Today, am running my third week of blogging marathon with an interesting theme called Pick an ingredient and i picked Green peas from the list given by Srivalli. Green peas are versatile vegetables, even sweets like kheer or burfis are prepared with this vegetables. Coming to today's recipe, this crispy looking balls are prepared simply with canned green peas & carrots, yes we get them both together or else separately here, usually i serve them grilled meats and french fries just by cooking them in olive oil. But making this crispy balls out of those tinned vegetables was seriously something different, so i opted for the small organic tin of both green peas and carrots, this balls turned out simply prefect, an excellent finger food which can be enjoyed thoroughly as a starter, as a side dish with your bowl of rice or simply for snacks with your favourite sauce.Sending this crispy balls to my event CWS-Green Pea hosted by Preetha. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#41. 


1small tin Green peas & carrots
2tbsp Bread crumbs
1tbsp Corn flour or all purpose flour
Salt
1/2cup Bread crumbs (for coating)
Oil for deepfrying

To grind as coarse paste:
1no Onion
2nos Garlic cloves
1/2cup Parsley leaves
Pepper powder
1tbsp Olive oil

Grind the ingredients given as coarse paste.

Open the tin and strain the vegetables, press them gently with a paper towel to remove the water.

Take the vegetables, grounded paste, bread crumbs,corn flour, salt in a bowl.

Mash gently the vegetables with the finger, mix everything well.

Make small balls out of this mixture, coat it well with bread crumbs.

Arrange in fridge for atleast an hour before frying.

Heat the oil for deepfrying, drop the balls one by one.

Fry in small batches until they turns golden brown.

Remove from oil, drain the excess of oil with paper towel.

Enjoy with your favourite sauce.



29 comments:

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

I love these kinds of healthy snacks for kids...love your recipes.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious Priya...interesting how two different cuisines like ours and french have common dishes..:)

Jaya M said... Reply To This Comment

hi Priya,
Those looks delicious, and I am craving them for now :-))....how r you? I haven't checked your blog for a while now, was on a blogging break ..Now let me go and find out what i missed during these days here, your lovely blog...hugs and smiles

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy preparation...

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

These look so delicious...

Shweta Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

oh my my thats one treat to eyes and tummy:)
Looks soooooo yummy:)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

They look so cute, easy and delicious snack idea, yumm..

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

looks soo tempting,nice preparation!!

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and also tasty crispy balls. Perfect with a cup of tea. Love to taste some of them.

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

A very interesting recipe. I think they could be baked or roasted as well.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Love the ingredient combination used -- they look crispy and delicious.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

i tried speaking the name but failed, but the recipe looks superb and loved the idea of making these cute balls

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Reply To This Comment

Indian recipes are so versatile and these ,look so so good.

fimère .b said... Reply To This Comment

tes galettes sont à croquer j'aime
bonne journée

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

sooo tempting.. I just had my dinner now and feeling hungry already

Sarita said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious..too tempting..

traditionallymodernfood said... Reply To This Comment

Nice tea timesnack

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

so crispy n wonderful after school snack!!!

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

This dish looks so yummy Priya!! I loved the presentation :)

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

That's a nice combo..With lovely flavours. .a nice crispy and crunchy munch:)

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting tea time snack,lovely!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious Priya...hey look so crispy. I would love to snack on them right now.

Sundari Nathan said... Reply To This Comment

healthy & yummy snack!!kids would love it!!

Vibha Sp said... Reply To This Comment

nice snacks , easy to make too , gud pic.
i would like to join ur blog , pls join mine also

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious snack.. I can just keep munching on..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I dont usually buy canned vegetables except for corn but this looks like a delicious way to transform them

Preetha Soumyan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. even i too make it when we have peas at home.. Looks delicious

Priya Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious snack aks :) so tempting, love how perfectly you have made them.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure they are as addictive as they look. I would try shallow frying them for sure to make them a little guilt free!