How to make Arancini -

Risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella cubes, coated with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and cooked in an air fryer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Leftover Risotto, Mozzarella Cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Arancini Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Arancini Recipe

  • Leftover Risotto 1 1/2 - 2 cups

  • Mozzarella Cheese 20 grams

  • Eggs 4

  • Breadcrumbs 1 1/2 - 2 cups

  • Extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup


Step 1

Cut mozzarella cheese into 8 small cubes.

Step 2

Divide risotto into 8 equal portions and stuff each portion with a cheese cube and shape into a ball and place them on a plate.

Step 3

Break eggs into a bowl and whisk well.

Step 4

Combine breadcrumbs and olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Put the refined flour in another bowl.

Step 5

Roll the balls in refined flour, dip in the whisked egg and roll in the breadcrumb till well coated. Repeat the coating in whisked egg and breadcrumbs.

Step 6

Place the prepared balls in an air fryer and fry at 180º C for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Arrange the prepared arancini on a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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