Tuesday 21 February 2012

Oats-Corn Balls and the winners of 300th Post Giveaways



Hi All!

My blog had a forced rest for more than a week. I was unable to post anything though I had many recipes in draft but all were incomplete and I had absolutely no interest to work on them. I was nauseated and… which left me drained out. Meanwhile, as suggested by my fellow bloggers, whenever I wanted to distract myself, I worked on the recipe Index and the new header for my blog. The recipe Index is almost updated and the header changed. I hope you like the header and the recipe index will surely help you surf easily through my space.

Coming to today’s recipe.. I’m glad I announced ‘Only’ Oats as I’m tempted to try many more recipes with Oats which I normally would have avoided. My kid has been asking me to make an interesting snack for him and with all my problems I had been avoiding it. He is gearing up for his last Summative Assessment and gets tired after all the study, so I thought of surprising him with this tasty snack when he comes home, after the school.


I was a little apprehensive about the taste initially but once I fried a few balls and tasted it, I was very sure he would love it. The balls have a crunchy exterior and are creamy and soft inside because of oats, corn and milk. Fortunately my kid likes Oats the spicy way but for all the Mom’s, whose kid avoids eating Oats, this recipe is an ideal solutionThumbs up. I’m not able to provide you step by step pictures this time and I know the pictures of the recipe are not too great, as I am still not very energetic, so kindly excuse me. Will try to update when I make it again.


(makes 18 balls)

Preparation time: 1-1/2hrs

Cooking time: 10mins for frying


1-1/4cups toned milk

5-6tbsp rolled oats

1/4tsp pepper pwd

2 green chillies finely chopped

a few sprigs mint, finely  chopped

1” piece ginger grated

3bread slices

1/2 cup blanched corn, coarsely crushed

1/2 cup roasted garlic bread crumbs 

oil for deep frying

salt to taste


Boil the milk and add the Oats and cook on low flame stirring continuously, this prevents scathing at the bottom of the vessel. The quantity of the Oats can be increased or decreased, as cooking of Oats completely depends on their quality. I used Quaker brand.

Once the Oats are cooked and the mixture starts thickening, season with salt and pepper. Let the mix thicken completely. Cool and refrigerate for an hour. This helps the mix to thicken further.

Blanch the corn and remove from the water and grind coarsely. Mix it in cooked Oats.

Add ginger, chillies and mint.

Add bread which has been soaked and squeezed out of water.

Season with salt and mix all.

Using wet hands divide the mix into 18 equal parts and make the balls.

Roll the ball in the flavoured bread crumbs.

Deep fry in oil. Since all ingredients are previously cooked the balls cook and fry fast.

Remove on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

Serve with sauce or chutney.


Coming to the  300th post giveaways, I used a chit system to pick  the winners and they are….

Nithu Bala from India, she gets  Anjum Anand’s New Indian and Prathibha Sreejith from USA, she gets Monica Bhide’s Modern Spice. Cheers & Congratulations both of you. Please mail me your address and phone number for shipment of books to, cookingoodfood@gmail.com. Kindly provide it within two days else I will pick another winner.

My only request to the winners is, once you receive the book, do share a recipe and your thoughts on the book in your blog and do let me know once you have posted the same.

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Nithu Bala said...

Oats & corn is a healthy combo..thanks for this wonderful recipe..Thank you so much for the giveaway..I'm mailing you right now:-)

Nithu Bala said...

Mailed you my address...

Priya Sreeram said...

nice recipe & congrats to winners !

Charu Srivastava said...

nutritious snack...luks really tempting

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Healthy snack...yum.Congrats to the winners.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Oats n corn balls looks like healthy n delicious snack bites. very tempting look n fab click :)
Pari, tat was really a morning surprise for me, thanks a lot for choosing me as the winner..
Mailed you my address right away.
Thanks a lot once again :)

Archana said...

Wow lovely combo. Love it. I ma sorry I missed this one. Congrats to the winners.

Faseela said...

yummy oats corn balls.....superb

Congrats to the winners....

Luvd the new luk of ur blog...

Julie said...

Lovely theme-oats..will try n send some entries,Pari!Congrats to the lucky winners too!!

Erivum Puliyum

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Yummy and healthy balls

divyagcp said...

I havent really tried cooking with oats yet. ur recipe makes me feel like trying it.. :)

divyagcp said...

I havent really tried cooking with oats yet. ur recipe makes me feel like trying it.. :)
Loved the changes u made in the blog and congrats to the give away winners!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking corn balls.

Hamaree Rasoi

Vimitha Durai said...

Crunchy and yummy looking balls.. Congrats to the winners
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hotpotcooking said...

Yum and delicious balls. Congrats for the winner.

Sushma Mallya said...

They looks so fab and yum!

Amina Creations said...

corn balls look delicious...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

hey this is absolutely awesome..;)
Tasty Appetite

Kanchan said...

Loved the variety in which you have used the oats ... and loved your header too :) take rest and keep going :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

The header sure looks good...the oats corn balls are a great snack...sure hit with kids...
Congrats to the winners

Unknown said...

Those looks fabulous!!! And congrats to the winners - Good idea to share a recipe or two from the books.

Sum said...

Looks yum!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious balls :)

chef and her kitchen said...

delicious balls...looks nice n yummy....congrats 2 d winners

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

quite healthy and yummy snack.Very innovative idea pari

Christy Gerald said...

Very Yumm n healthy Oats-Corn Balls Dear.Fabulous Snack.Luv it

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

super dish and nice clicks..

Priya dharshini said...

Wow..Yummy and healthy oats..congrats to the winners...For next giveaway,pls consider my name also,pari..I am also from chennai :)

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely combo and i love both oats and corn..looks yummy..nic eclicks..

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Anonymous said...

Very Yumm n healthy Oats-Corn Balls.

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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

healthy idea for a snack. vongrats to the winners

zareena said...

Delicious and healthy snack. A perfect with evening tea.


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