Corn cheese balls is one such snack, which is loved by all. Not only kids, but adults are also equally fond of them.
These are very easy to make, just prepare the mixture few hours before usage and keep it in the freezer.
Few minutes before serving, convert the mixture into round balls and fry them.
And amazingly delicious hot and cheesy corn balls will be ready in just few minutes.
These crispy balls are delicious, look awesome too, can be enjoyed with tomato ketchup or coriander mint chutney.
And I’ve since been getting requests to make them again and again.
As far as the recipe is concerned, you can always modify it as per your liking.
You can use Italian seasoning (oregano and chilli flakes) or Indian seasoning (chilli powder and garam masala) whichever you may like.
Now lets get some further insights about these crispy and cheesy corn balls recipe.
What are Corn Cheese Balls?
These are an all time favorite snack, which are soft from the inside and crispy from the outside, providing an absolute indulgence during rainy season.
Deep fried potatoes and corn balls, flavoured nicely with some salt and green chilies along with the goodness of cheese is a perfect delight along with a hot cup of tea.
Some tomato ketchup, mint sauce or mint and coriander chutney goes really well with these.
Flavoured mayonnaise and cheese sauce also perfectly complements these mouthwatering snack.
Last time, I served these with my Yum Yum Sauce and the combo was a super hit.
Pro Tips by Neha
Make sure to refrigerate the balls for a few minutes before frying.
Grease your hands properly with oil before making balls so that the mixture don’t stick to your hands and each ball has an accurate shape.
You need to be quite cautious while preparing these cheesy delights, as these balls tend to burst while frying.
Now in order to avoid shredding of these balls, you need to make sure that the mixture is freezed properly for 15 minutes.
You also need to see, that the mixture bind nicely.
If you find the mixture a little soft than what is required, feel free to add more plain flour or gram flour so that we are able to make proper round balls out of it.
This is done because extra soft mixture tend to break easily in the oil.
How to make these without Breadcrumbs?
Coating cheese corn balls nicely with some bread crumbs not only prevents them from bursting in oil, but also, provides a crispy golden colour coating as well.
If you do not wish to use breadcrumbs for any reason, you can always substitute it with some crushed cornflakes.
How to make these without Potatoes?
You can definitely prepare corn cheese balls without potatoes also.
Just follow the exact same recipe as provided below and skip adding boiled and mashed potatoes.
Add grated paneer instead.
How to make these Baked?
If you want a healthier version of this cheesy delight, then instead of deep frying the balls you can always bake them.
Prepare evenly shaped balls from the mixture and instead of frying just bake them in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes, until they are nice golden in color.
Spray or brush a little oil over them before baking for that crunchy golden glow.
You can air fry these balls in an airfryer.
How to make these Jain friendly?
To make Jain friendly Corn Cheese Balls, replace boiled potatoes with either grated paneer or boiled and mashed raw banana.
You can prepare a large quantity of these balls and then freeze them in a foil lined tray until they are completely frozen.
Then collect all these balls in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for any time usage.
Now whenever you have unexpected guest or kids gathered at home, prepare this easy and cheesy mouthwatering snack only by frying already prepared balls and serve hot.
Make sure to thaw the frozen balls for an hour before frying.
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Step by Step Recipe
Grind the corn kernels to a coarse paste.
In a bowl, mix together corn, potatoes, cheese, corn flour, all purpose flour, salt, sugar, green chilli, coriander and baking powder.
Make 13-15 balls from the mixture.
Refrigerate the balls for 10-15 minutes. Dip the balls in milk and then in bread crumbs, so that they are coated with crumbs all over.
Heat oil for frying in pan. When the oil becomes hot, turn the heat to medium and fry the balls till they are golden brown and crispy.
Corn Cheese Balls Recipe
- 1 cup Corn (Softened)
- 1 cup Boiled Potato (Grated)
- 3/4 cup Processed Cheese
- 2 tbsp Corn Flour
- 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Green Chilli (Finely chopped)
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
- 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
- Grind the corn kernels to a coarse paste.
- In a bowl, mix together corn, potatoes, cheese, corn flour, all purpose flour, salt, sugar, green chilli, coriander and baking powder.
- Make 13-15 balls from the mixture.
- Refrigerate the balls for 10-15 minutes.
- Dip the balls in milk and then in bread crumbs, so that they are coated with crumbs all over.
- Heat oil for frying in pan.
- When the oil becomes hot, turn the heat to medium and fry the balls till they are golden brown and crispy.
- Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.