cheese balls recipe

Cheese balls recipe, How to make cheese balls

Cheese balls is a crispy deep fried snack/ appetizer prepared with boiled potato/aloo, oregano, bell pepper, chilli flakes and cheese as the name goes. This is surely an interesting snack to much on as the balls are made with potato and stuffed with cheese cubes, so as soon you bite in them, the cheese oozes out and will definitely be a real treat for all those cheese lovers.
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This recipe is prepared with Italian seasoning (oregano) so if you like to give these balls an Indian/Desi touch you can try adding some garam masala, cumin / jeera powder, ginger garlic paste and little Kasuri methi. Also for this recipe I have used cheddar cheese but you can try using mozzarella cheese as well. Also you try to incorporate the cheese along with potato/ aloo instead of stuffing it. But the chances of balls breaking is high, to prevent that you can double the cheese balls, first with cornflour then with maida batter and finally bread crumbs for crispiness you can try coating the balls with ground oats/ poha as well. The preparation is more due to the shaping and coating than the cook time but is surely worth the wait. These cheese balls can be served with ketchup or can be relished hot just like that. So let’s get to the making!
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Cheese balls recipe, How to make cheese balls
Serves 3
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Potatoes/ Aloo– 2 (large sized, boiled)
  2. 2. Capsicum/ Green pepper – ¼ cup
  3. 3. Garlic paste – ¼ tsp
  4. 4. Cheddar cheese – 10 cubes
  5. 5. Chili flakes/ Paprika – ½ tsp
  6. 6. Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  7. 7. Oregano – ½ tsp
  8. 8. Salt – to taste
  9. 9. Bread crumbs- ½ cup
  10. 10. Maida – ¼ cup
  11. 11. Cornflour - ¼ cup
  12. 12. Water – 1/3 cup (approx.)
  13. 13. Oil – for deep frying
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Take bread slices and make it into small pieces. In a blender add the bread pieces and blend it into crumbs. Transfer the bread crumbs to a plate as it will be easy to coat the nuggets.
  2. In a small bowl add maida and water. Mix well to form a thick paste. This mixture will be used for dipping cheese balls before coating with bread crumbs.
  3. Now in a bowl add mashed potato, chopped green capsicum, oregano, red chili flakes, pepper powder, garlic paste and salt. Mix well until well combined.
  4. Now pinch a small portion of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  5. Now gently take potato balls, flatten it and place a cheese cube. Wrap the cube well and roll it into a ball again with your palms.
  6. Now coat the ball with corn flour, then coat , coat it well in the maida batter and then immediately transfer the maida coated ball on to the bread crumbs. Coat the batter coated ball well in bread crumbs. When coated well keep it aside. Repeat the whole process till all the potato mixture is coated.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan and gently drop the bread crumbs coated cheese balls one by one and fry them in medium flame till both sides turn golden brown. Keep flipping them gently. Make sure to remove balls quickly from oil as the cheese will melt and ooze out in the oil. As soon as the cheese balls turn golden brown transfer it to a plate with paper towel and serve it hot with ketchup.
Notes
  1. 1. Make sure to boil potatoes right and not to retain any water in it as the it will difficult to make balls and also it will disintegrate in oil while frying.
  2. 2. Fry the balls in enough oil so that it gets fried evenly.
  3. 3. Fry the balls in medium flame and keep flipping them gently after a minute so that they cook evenly with even coloring.
  4. 4. Do not cook the balls for long time in oil as the cheese will burst out.
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  1. Take bread slices and make it into small pieces. In a blender add the bread pieces and blend it into crumbs. Transfer the bread crumbs to a plate as it will be easy to coat the nuggets.
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  2. In a small bowl add maida and water. Mix well to form a thick paste. This mixture will be used for dipping cheese balls before coating with bread crumbs.
    cheese balls
  3. Now in a bowl add mashed potato, chopped green capsicum, oregano, red chili flakes, pepper powder, garlic paste and salt. Mix well until well combined.  Divide the mixture into equal sized balls, make sure the ball is of medium size as we need to stuff cheese in it. 
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  4. Now gently take potato balls, flatten it and place a cheese cube. Wrap the cube well and roll it into a ball again with your palms.
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  5. Add 1/4 cup cornflour in a bowl. Coat the cheese ball with corn flour first.
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  6. Now coat the ball well in the maida batter.
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  7. Immediately transfer the maida coated ball on to the bread crumbs. Coat the batter coated ball well in bread crumbs. When coated well keep it aside. Repeat the whole process till all the potato mixture is coated.cheese balls
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan and gently drop the bread crumbs coated cheese balls one by one and fry them in medium flame till both sides turn golden brown. Keep flipping them gently. Make sure to remove balls quickly from oil as the cheese will melt and ooze out in the oil. As soon as the cheese balls turn golden brown transfer it to a plate with paper towel and serve it hot with ketchup.
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