These healthy bites were made coz i had boiled too much pasta and did not know what to do with it !!
In my home pasta is not a hot favourite, so i hardly make any, but these rolls just vanished off the table!!
They even taste good cold so they make an excellent snack to take for a picnic..
2 bowls of boiled macaroni, drained and mashed in the food processor
1/2 bowl of steamed spinach, drained very well (you have to literally squeeze out all the water with your hands) and chopped in the food processor
1/2 bowl of grated cheese (try using a cheese thats not too melty) , parmesan or emental works well with this
salt and chilli flakes to taste
a good pinch of NITU DIDIS LEMON PEPPER
mix all the ingredients well. knead it for a while so everything is well mixed. i DID NOT use any binder because i honestly dont like the idea of disguising the taste of my snacks with a lot of potatos, or cornflour etc. I prefer to taste the original ingredients. If you want to deep fry it you might need to add breadcrumbs.
Shape them into rolls, or even balls, or even flattened cakes using a little pressure so they are well formed.
Heat a non stick skillet with a little oil and shallow fry them until golden and crispy on all sides
serve with spicy ketchup
FOR THE SPICY KETCHUP
i just mixed ketchup with a few chilli sauces i had in my kitchen cupboard…TASTED AWESOME!! and soo healthy!!