corn cheese balls recipe
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corn cheese balls

easy, tasty and a no fail recipe of corn cheese balls - fried as well as baked version. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: world
Servings: 20 cheese corn balls
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 150 grams potato OR 1 large potato
  • 1 medium to large corn cob OR 3/4 to 1 cup corn kernels
  • 50 grams processed cheese OR ½ cup grated cheese
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper OR black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil - can also use fresh basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic paste OR 2 to 3 small to medium garlic crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • 4 tablespoon maida (all purpose flour)
  • salt as required

Instructions

boiling corn

  • first steam or boil 1 medium to large corn cob and 1 large potato (150 grams).
  • you can steam in a pressure cooker or electric rice cooker or a steamer. in a pressure cooker steam them for 3 to 4 whistles with 1.5 cups water.
  • let the corn cob and the potatoes cool down completely. do drain them very well after they are cooked. there should be no water or moisture when you start mixing both the corn and the potatoes. 
  • once cooled, carefully with a knife remove the corn kernels.

preparing corn cheese balls mixture

  • in a pan or bowl, mash the potatoes.
  • add the scraped corn kernels.
  • then add ½ cup grated processed cheese, ½ teaspoon garlic paste, ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or pepper powder and salt as per taste. do add less salt as cheese also has salt.
  • then add ½ teaspoon dried basil, ½ teaspoon dried oregano and 4 tablespoon maida or all purpose flour.
  • mix very well. check the taste and add some more pepper or salt if required.
  • make small to medium balls.

frying corn cheese balls

  • heat oil and check the temperature of the oil by adding a tiny ball made from the corn-cheese mixture. the ball should rise on the surface steadily and gradually.
  • if the ball comes up slowly, then the oil is not hot enough. if it comes too quickly, the oil is very hot, so reduce the flame.
  • slid the corn cheese balls gently into the hot oil. fry on a medium flame.
  • when one side turns golden, then turn over with a slotted spoon.
  • turn again and a couple of time more to get an even golden colour and to ensure that the corn cheese balls have fried well.
  • remove corn cheese balls on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • fry the remaining cheese balls in the same way. 
  • if baking, then bake at 200 degrees celsius in a pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes till golden on top. bake in a greased tray.
  • serve corn cheese balls with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or any chutney or dip of your choice.

Notes

  • you can skip garlic if you want.
  • if the cheese balls start bursting in oil, then add some more flour to the corn-cheese mixture. if the mixture is not bound well, then the cheese balls may start bursting in oil. also on a low flame or low heat the cheese balls can start cracking. too much moisture can also make them burst in the oil.
  • test a small ball made from the mixture before you begin frying. 
  • instead of all purpose flour (maida), you can also use roasted besan (roasted gram flour). to roast, just lightly roast 4 tablespoons gram flour in a small pan till its aromatic.