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Monsoon recipes: Smoked Tomato and Scamorza Arancini

By Chef Karan Bane
Last updated on: July 04, 2019 09:34 IST
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Chef Karan Bane of Kaitlyn's Beer Garden, Mumbai shares two special monsoon recipes.
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Smoked Tomato and Scamorza Arancini

Ingredients for one portion (4 pieces)

  • 120 gm risotto rice, cooked
  • 15 gm sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 gm fresh basil
  • 12 gm scamorza cheese
  • 10 gm parmesan cheese
  • 5 gm refined flour
  • 20 gm panko bread crumbs
  • 20 gm tomato sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper


  • In a pan add some butter.
  • Once it melts, add the risotto rice and saute.
  • Add some water, sundried tomatoes and cook.
  • Add basil, parmesan cheese and seasoning.
  • Cook until the risotto mixture is tight and cool it down.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, make round balls of 30 gm each, and stuff them with scamorza cheese.

For the coating

  • Coat the risotto balls in refined flour.
  • Dip the risotto balls in batter (make a thin batter of refined flour and water).
  • Coat them with bread crumbs and make sure it is equally coated.
  • Deep fry until golden brown and serve with tomato sauce.

Edamame and bacon soup


  • 150 gm edamame beans
  • 50 ml veg stock
  • 10 ml cooking cream
  • 5 gm butter
  • 5 gm refined flour
  • 10 gm bacon strip
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper powder to taste


For the edamame puree

  • Blanch edamame and remove the beans.
  • Blend the beans together with some water until it's a fine puree.
  • Strain for smooth consistency. 

For the soup

  • In a pan add some butter and melt it.
  • Add refined flour and saute.
  • Slowly add the veg stock and keep whisking while making sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add the edamame puree to the pan. 
  • Cook on low flame and finish off with some cream.
  • Grill the bacon strip until crispy. 
  • Finely chop it and add to the soup.
  • Add the seasoning and serve hot.

Tip: Bacon strips are already salty, so be careful with the amount of extra salt to be added.

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