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Monday, December 23, 2019

Aranchini Balls/ Millets Aranchini Balls

I had never ever used millets khichdi mix until I received a packet of mix millets khichdi. So I thought of making a dish using it and made Arachini balls.
Aranchini is an italian crispy fried rice dish which is prepared with white wine rissoto and filled with cheese in center. Authentically the recipe is prepared with arborio rice, coated with corn flour slury and bread crumbs, but I have used the millets instead and for coating I have used aata bread crumbs made at home.
For slury, I have used a mixture of water, ata bread slice  salt, black pepper powder and little oil.
It turned out to be so yummy.

Preparation Time:-
For soaking:- 2 hours
For preparation:- 10 minutes
For cooking:- 20 minutes


For khichdi:-

  • Millet's khichdi 2 cup
  • Samak rice 1 cup
  • Salt 1tsp (I use pink salt)
  • White vinegar 1tsp

For Balls:-

  • Sesame oil 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Chopped ginger 1 tbsp
  • Chopped green chili 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Sesame Oil for frying
  • Lemon slice piece 

For filling:-
Mozzarella cheese grated 1 cup

For slurry :-

  • Water
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • sesame oil 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
  • Aata bread slice 1 slice

Recipe procedure:'

  • Soak the millet khichdi and samak rice For two hours.
  • Grind the bread into crumbs,  keep aside. Mix water, salt,pepper and oil in a bowl.
  • Put the khichdi and samak rice in pressure cooker add salt and 2 glass water.
  • After a boil add vinegar.
  • Now heat oil in a pan add cumin as they change the color add chopped ginger and green chili saute and add cooked khichdi.
  • Add salt and black pepper powder mix it well.
  • Switch off the gas.
  • Once it cools divide the mixture into equal portion.
  • Now fill each balls with cheese,  spread the crumbs in a plate.
  • Now coat the ball with water slurry then coat with bread crumbs.
  • Put them in fridge for 15 minutes then keep it out. 
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and add a slice of lemon and switch off the gas. 
  • After a minute discard the slice. 
  • Again heat the oil and fry the balls until golden and crisp. 
  • You can use cornflour besides water slurry.
  • Now fry the balls golden and crisp.
  • Serve hot with chutney and sauce.


  • Adding of lemon slice will help remove the smell of sesame oil. 
  • If you use any other oil then there's no need to do this process. 
  • You can make it with normal rice. 


    1. Millet aranchini sounds interesting. It looks yum.

    2. How beautifully you utilized khichdi mix and did a make over and made an Italian recipe.... Aranchini balls look crispy

    3. I am drooling here just seeing at the pics. That looks so delicious and cheesy. It would be such a healthy treat for all generations.