Cheese Balls, Veg Starter

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter

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Cheese Balls is a starter that always tops the charts! It is a great hit with everybody, all thanks to the cheesy mouth-feel and peppy flavour.

You need just common ingredients like flour, bread crumbs, cheese and flavour-givers like coriander and green chillies. A bit of tact is needed in shaping the balls – but once you get that right, your Cheese Balls will be a sureshot success.

After dividing the mixture into equal portions, smoothen each portion and then shape it into a ball to avoid cracks from forming. Also, make sure you do the steps one after the other without a long gap, because when the mixture is kept out for a long time, it dries up.

Relish this snack at tea-time, or serve it at cocktail parties . You can also try other starters like Fried Vegetable Balls, Starter or Eggplant Chaat .

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter recipe - How to make Cheese Balls, Veg Starter

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     35Makes 35 balls
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1 1/2 cups grated processed cheese
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt and to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
chilli sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with approx. 2 tbsp of water and mix very well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 35 equal portions and shape each portion into a ball.
  3. Heat the oil and deep-fry a few balls at time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Serve immediately with chilli sauce.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per ball
Energy49 cal
Protein1.2 g
Carbohydrates2.6 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol3.4 mg
Sodium42.8 mg
Cheese Balls Video by Tarla Dalal


Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
 on 04 Feb 18 02:37 PM

This is easy to make and my guests loved it. It'' perfectly crunchy with a good flavour of the cheese. I also added some corn and mixed Italian herbs into the dough. Perfect as a starter or for an evening snack.
Tarla Dalal
06 Feb 18 09:13 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.. Happy Cooking !!
Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
 on 22 Oct 17 10:47 PM

It was delicious to the core.My kids loved every bit of it.One variation that i did was added corn coarsely crushed...
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 17 09:09 AM
   Hi Priti, Thank you for your kind words.. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...
Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
 on 22 Oct 17 10:45 PM

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
 on 22 Oct 17 10:44 PM

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
 on 07 Sep 17 03:29 PM

This quick starter recipe loaded with cheese was a super hit in my cocktail party, I felt so good after making that seeing all my friends enjoyed it...