Potato is the most versatile of vegetables. It can be eaten just as it is (as many of our mums gave us in childhood), added to vegetarian dishes such as Potato Cashew Nut Roast, as a mash in Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, made into a pickled dish such as the Achari Aloo and dry dishes like Til Wale Sookhe Aloo. Potato Cheese Balls uses this vegetable in a subtle way, mixing it with cheese for a Mediterranean flavor, while adding flavor and deliciousness to these small bites. They are superb as starters or evening snacks. Although cheese is a staple of Italian cuisine, it is increasingly being incorporated into Indian dishes. It adds a creamy salty texture to any food. Also, as kids love any dishes prepared with cheese, Potato Cheese Balls are liked by them as well. During monsoon or winter, when the climate is pretty cool, a quick bite of Potato Cheese Balls can literally cheer you up!
Potato Cheese Balls are best eaten with green Dhaniye Aur Amle Ki Chutney, or Tamarind Chutney. However, kids definitely like eating more with their all time favourite accompaniment called ketchup! Eat them as a starter or serve them for supper, it is a child’s play to make Potato Cheese Balls and you would love its recipe to the core! Following is a step-by-step guide for making these yummy, cheesy munchies:
Potato and Cheese Balls
- Potato - 2 Boiled, peeled and grated
- Paneer - 200 gm grated If paneer is not available, you can use only potatoes.
- Cheddar cheese - 1/4 cup grated
- Cornflour - 3 tbsp
- Fresh coriander - 2 tbsp grated
- Salt to taste
- Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
- All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
- Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
- Oil for frying
- Mix potato, paneer, cheese, salt, coriander, cornflour and garam masala in a bowl.
- Make small balls from this mixture.
- In another bowl add all purpose flour and add water to make a thin paste.
- Dip the balls in the flour paste and then roll them in the bread crumbs.
- Deep fry till golden brown.
- Remove on a plat lined with kitchen towel.
- Serve hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.