Tri-color Fried balls Recipe

It is a very colorful dish that truly signify the spirit of "Indian Independence Day" with its three colors (orange, green and white) reminiscent to Indian Flag.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinServings5

Recipe Story

Some recipes are created with a particular purpose and the purpose of this recipe is to show the respect towards Indian flag and its significance. When I was in school we had a 'cooking content for moms' in our school. My mom was really excited to make something special on that day. She did'nt tell me the recipe till the day of the contest. I was really worried as I wanted my mom to be the best in the school. In contest she cooked these 'tri-color balls' and everyone praised her for her creativity. Moreover the dish was healthy as well. I am proud of my mom and her ideas.


 Cottage cheese250 Gram (Paneer)
 Spinach250 Gram
 Carrots2 Medium, grated
 Salt To Taste
 Cornflour1 Tablespoon (Leveled)
 Green chilies2 , chopped
 Ginger1 Inch, minced
 Garam masala1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cumin powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Oil2 Tablespoon (For Frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.7%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5 mg

Sodium 307.2 mg12.8%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g2.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.5%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 8 g15.4%

Vitamin A 177.1% Vitamin C 42%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Wash spinach leaves thoroughly and pressure boil them with little water.
2) Set aside the boiled spinach.
3) Grate the carrots and keep aside.
4) Crumble the paneer.

5) In a medium mixing bowl, combine crumbled paneer, cornflour, little salt, chopped green chilies, ginger, garam masala and cumin powder.
6) Mix well .
7) Squeeze water out of boiled spinach and make it dry. You can use the spinach water in gravies and other dishes.
8) Adjust little salt in spinach and carrot as well. Take care to add salt in the three ingredients according to taste.
9) Now take very little portion of carrot and make a small ball. Cover the ball with little spinach.
10) Finally wrap the spinach and carrot balls with paneer mixture and make a slight big ball.
11) In a deep-fryer or deep skillet, heat the oil to piping hot.
12) Add paneer balls to the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
13) Take out the fried balls on paper towel and drain the excess oil.
14) Using a sharp knife, cut the balls into halves.
15) Tri-color balls are a perfect looking snack.

16) Serve the tri-color fried balls with green chutney and ketchup.


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delicious bites says :

Wow...this is an amazing recipe...a mom's sweet gift!!! I will definitely try it out this Independence Day:)
Posted on: 10 August 2011 - 12:43pm