Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mushroom & Spinach Balls/Kaalan Keerai Kola Urundai

My this week's posts are going to be some interesting round balls. Yes this week's blogging marathon theme is All that come round are laddoos. Obviously when i picked this theme for this week's blogging marathon i couldnt think more than dishing out some crispy balls. Chettinad cuisine shares many succulent dishes and one among those dishes is their popular kola urundai aka spicy deep fried crispy balls. These balls are usually made with either elephant yam, raw banana, but i made some twist and dished out this dangerously addictive spicy balls with both mushrooms and spinach.

Mushroom Kola Urundai, Mushroom Balls
Trust me, both mushrooms and spinach works awesome together to prepare this ultimate crispy balls which you can serve very well as starter or else as snack with your favourite drink. I prepared this crispy balls few days back for our sunday lunch to serve as side dish for rice. Until i revealed the secret ingredient aka Mushroom, everyone at home thought that this Kola urundai were made with minced meat. Yes this balls tastes very much like those popular meat balls aka Mutton Kola urundai. Give a try to this beauties, trust me you will definitely love it. In case if you dont like or allergic to mushrooms just replace them with any sort of quick cooking vegetables.

Mushroom kola urundai

2cups Mushrooms (chopped)
1/2cup Spinach (chopped)
1tbsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Poppy seeds
2nos Garlic cloves
4tbsp Coconut
4nos Dry red chillies
7tbsp Roasted gram/pottukadalai
1no Onion (chopped finely)
Few curry leaves
Oil (for frying)

In a pan,heat few drops of oil and saute the chopped onions,curry leaves until the onions turns transculent. Remove and keep aside.

To the same pan, add the chopped mushrooms and spinach and saute until the vegetables shrinks a bit.

Grind the poppy seeds,coconut,garlic cloves,fennel seeds,dry red chillies with sauteed mushrooms and spinach as bit coarse paste.

Grind the roasted gram as fine powder.

Now take the sauteed onions, grounded mushroom mixture, roasted gram powder and salt in a bowl.

Mushroom spicy balls, Mushroom urundai.jpg

Mix everything well to form a dough.Pinch out medium sized balls from it and keep aside.

Heat the oil for deepfrying. Drop the rolled balls to the oil..

Fry in medium flame until they turns golden brown,drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve with ketchup.


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Wow the combination of mushroom and spinach sounds interesting aks ..Lol aks so you did have some guessing game at home too. You are so good at sneaking in the ingredients which no one can guess. Thumbs up for your version of kola urundai ..Can't wait to see all your other round shaped balls for the theme

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Mushrooms and spinach is an interesting combination. Mushroom balls sound too good.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

With the ingredient list for these balls , they must have turned out so well , they sound very delicious and love your neat simple plating .

Rujuta said... Reply To This Comment

The crispy balls look great and combination of mushroom and spinach is definitely interesting and different. If they taste like minced meat,I am definitely bookmarking this recipe and trying it out.
Best Wishes

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

The combo of mushrooms ans spinach in kola urundai sounds interesting and love the presentation.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Of course, all round are NOT laddoos! :) What a way to cook mushroom and spinach especially if we need to hide them from kids... lovely idea...

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Nicely plated.. Keerai and Mushroom a unique combo. A Must try !!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Mushrooms add meaty flavor and texture to these savory, spicy vegetarian balls. They look absolutely delicious. I love Chettiand cuisine —all their dishes are spicy and so flavorful.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this is an interesting combination. I have tried mushroom and spinach in egg, but never tried this, and you have made it so nicely. Yum.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic one Priya, really such a twist to the theme..good one!

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

That is an interesting combination. They look crisp and yumm.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Mushroom is a great sub for meat and the combination of spinach with mushroom sounds so delicious..

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Mushroom spinach balls looks so addictive and would make a yummy starter for any ocassion.

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Wow they looks soo good. Delicious.

Jyoti Babel said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting use of mushrooms and spinach in these cutlet balls. Perfect party food...

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yumm balls of deliciousness priya!! lovely combination of spinach and mushrooms! love how beautifully you have plated!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

these are perfect for snack time or parties