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Chicken Masala Balls


1/2 kg boneless chicken pieces, cleaned and washed

1/4 kg onions finely sliced

8-10 fresh green chillis

5-6 dry red chillis (adjust according to your choice)

15-20 garlic flakes

3″ piece ginger chopped

small bunch coriander leaves, chopped

2″ cinnamon stick

3 green cardamoms

4 tbsps coriander seeds

1 1/2 tbsps cumin seeds
5-6 cloves

20 cashewnuts

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

1 Heat a tbsp of oil in cooking vessel. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamom, red chillis and cashewnuts and stir for a minute till a nice aroma emanates the whole kitchen. Be ccardamomareful not to burn the spices. Cool.

2 First grind the roasted ingredients along with ginger, garlic and green chillis to a coarse paste. Next add the chopped raw onions, coriander leaves, chicken and salt and grind further to form a smooth paste like shown in the picture above.

2 Add a tbsp of oil to the ground mixture and mix thoroughly before shaping into small lemon sized balls.
3 Heat oil for deep frying. Once its piping hot, reduce flame to medium and place these balls in the oil and fry them to a crisp, golden brown color.

4Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

Recipe Source: Mrs. Chandralekha Sunkara