Monday, 8 July 2013

Easy Peasy Cheese Balls: Recipe

Now that the monsoons have made themselves quite comfortable in our tropical country, and are happily pitter-pattering against your roof shingles, how about we treat you to a bite into hot and crispy cheesy goodness? Sounds good? Of course it does! Now heat your oil already, because these cheese bombs are bundles of yummy-ness shaped by our very own Mom!


Cheese Balls Recipe


Okay, so this is what we'll need:
2 slices of bread
1 cup mashed potato
1 cup grated processed cheese (increase the quantity according to your cheese addiction)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies (or use red chilli powder instead)
Corn flour or arrow root powder

Toss the bread slices into your mixer jar and reduce them to a coarse powder (like bread crumbs). Into this, add the mashed potato, grated cheese, chopped onion, coriander, ginger and chillies. Mix really really well and form a dough. You want the grated cheese to get distributed evenly in the mixture. Roll it into small balls (you may use a tea spoon to measure out the quantity). Now spread some arrow root powder on a flat plate and roll the cheese balls in it. Dunk them in hot oil, and fry till golden brown!

So that's it, go on and enjoy your golden cheese balls with a hot cuppa!

Cheese Balls Recipe

If you're looking for variations on this basic mixture, try wrapping them in damp slices of bread and then frying, similar to what we do with chops. Or use the mixture as a filling for grilled toasts. And if you want to have them as pakoras, why all you need to do is skip the arrow root powder dusting, and coat them with besan (gram flour) batter.

Do note that since we have used processed cheese which was salted, no salt has been added in the recipe. If you're using an unsalted variety of cheese add salt to taste.

Change the coatings, or change the seasonings- experiment! Use chives or basil or rosemary or jalapenos or spring onions if you like. This is a basic mixture which can be adjusted to suit anyone's taste!

Stay tuned for more recipes :)
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