July 30, 2013

Jowar Spinach Balls

For the Spinach balls:
Spinach - 150 gm
Jowar Flour - 1/2 cup
Ajwain seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Green Chilli Paste - 1 tbsp
Oil for frying

For the Gravy:
Onion 1 (chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Mint Leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp


  • Wash and chop spinach. Boil the spinach till tender. Drain the water as much as possible.
  • Cool and grind spinach to paste. 
  • Add sufficient jowar flour for making balls. Add salt, green chilli paste, cumin powder, ajwain seeds. 
  • Mix well and shape into small balls.
  • Heat the oil and fry the spinach balls few at a time till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add chopped onion, tomatoes and mint leaves. Cook till vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from fire and cool. Grind it to make paste.
  • Heat remaining oil, add cumin seeds and fry till it splutters.
  • Add ground paste, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and 1 cup of water.
  • Bring to boil. Add spinach balls and cook for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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