Monday, November 18, 2013

Potato Cheese Balls

Potato and cheese together? What a heavenly combination it can be was the thought that came into my mind when I saw this recipe on some cookery show. I wanted to give it a try for a long time and got a chance to make it for potluck at VJ's office and it was one of the hit dishes that day. I had to make it in bulk, so did couple of trial runs and it turned out well all the times. Prajju loved this a lot, he calls them "kekako ball" :P. I have been teaching him to call it potato, he is still trying to pronounce it right. But I love the way he says kekako :-) .


Potato - 3
Cheese - 5 small cubes
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Garlic cloves - 3, grated
Green chilli - 1 or 2, thinly sliced
Bread crumbs - 1/4 cup (bread crumbs made out of 2 breads)
Oil - 1 tsp for sauting
Oil for frying
salt, pepper powder as per taste

Yields 4 or 5 balls

  1. Boil and mash the potatoes. Set aside
  2. Take the corn flour in a bowl, mix little water and form a thin batter out of it.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the grated garlic and green chillies and saute for a minute. Then add the mashed potatoes, salt and pepper and give a stir. Turn off the stove. Allow to cool down a bit.
  4. Divide the potato mixture into equal portion, take one ball and stuff it with a small piece of cheese in the center and cover from all sides. Roll them in between palms to get a ball shape. Do this for all the balls.
  5. Now, take the cheese stuffed potato ball, dip in the corn batter and roll in the bread crumbs. Make sure it is well coated with the bread crumbs. Do this for all the balls.
  6. Heat the oil for frying in a pan. Check if the oil is hot enough and then fry them until golden brown. The potato balls will not take much time to be fried. They will be done in seconds.  Drain in a paper towel and serve hot with tomato ketchup!!

  1. The corn flour batter should be very thin, if it is thick the outer layer will peel of while frying.
  2. You may have to wash and dry your hands each time you feel the potatoes are sticky and if you don't get a perfect ball.
  3. Make sure you do not break the bread crumbs coating when you turn the balls from side to side or else the potato and the cheese may ooze out of the ball.

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