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Cheesy Vegetable Balls

cheesy-vegetable-balls
Cheesy Vegetable Balls

Nehal loves these cheesy vegetable balls, I prepared last evening along with water melon juice. Very similar to the ‘Potato Nests’ recipe with a bit of variation and a good combination of flavors. Makes for a good starter or an evening snack and goes great with tomato sauce.

cheesy-vegetable-balls-before-deep-frying
Before deep frying

Cheesy Vegetable Balls Recipe

Recipe Source: My recipe files

Prep & Cooking: 25-30 mts

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Ingredients:

2 potatoes, boiled and mashed

1 grated carrot

fistful boiled green peas

1-2 green chilli finely chopped (adjust)

1/2 tsp chaat masala

1 1/2 tbsps roasted peanut pwd

3 large bread slices, dip in water, squeeze out water and crumble

1 1/2 tbsps coriander leaves, chopped

3 tbsps grated cheese (I used Amul cheese cubes)

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

For coating:

1 beaten egg

pinch of salt

bread crumbs for coating

1 Combine mashed potatoes, green peas, grated carrot, crumbled bread, grated cheese, chaat masala, green chillis, peanut pwd, salt and coriander leaves. Prepare lemon sized balls.
2 In a small bowl, beat an egg along with a pinch of salt. Dip each ball into the egg mixture and roll in the bread crumbs and keep aside.
3 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once it piping hot, reduce flame and place the balls into the hot oil and deep fry on medium flame to high flame till they turn golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and then place them on a baking sheet and place in warm oven till you serve them. This will ensure they are crisp and fresher tasting.
4 Serve hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

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By • Feb 28th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes for Kids, Tiffin Indian Recipes for Kids

12 Responses »

  1. Sailu garu,

    looks tempting. my son is still 18 months… i am waiting for him to grow up.. so that i can cook all these yummy food for him. i tried cracked wheat kichidi for him… he loved it.
    Thanks for ur g8 effort.. it will help new moms like me.

    kusuma

  2. Sailu,
    This is really yummy!!! Kidszone section is a great help to moms like me…. After u have started this section, daily I’m making variety of tiffins for my son!!! Then Sailu, please mail/blog the recipe for corn vada(mokka jonna garelu) as I feel it is is a healthy alternate to regular dal vada.
    Thanks
    Soumya

  3. hey sailu,

    K.U.D.O.S…Awesome recipes babes!
    Hey one li’l thing…Am a veggie..n can i replace Egg with some thing else…Lemme know!!

    Gud Job! :)

    Sure you can replace egg with cornflour-maida batter. Take 1/2 tbsp each of maida and cornflour, add a pinch of salt and water to make a flowing batter. Dip the balls in this batter, roll in bread crumbs and deep fry.

  4. N hey plz gimme your recipe of your TOMATO SOUP!!

  5. Hi Sailu,
    Mouth watering and tempting.
    This kids zone helps young mothers and grandmas.
    Thank you Sailu, take care, Bye..

  6. Veggie cheese balls look great! Thanks for the recipe. Will try sometime.

  7. I’m allergic to peanuts. Can I substitute something else for that or skip it?

    You can skip it or substitute with a few cashewnuts.

  8. hi sailu garu,

    thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe and kidszone…..it helped me a lot…today my 3 year old daughter ate all her snack (veg balls)….i’m so thrilled!!!!!. plz keep posting in kidzone….

  9. hi sailu,

    this is a great recipe for kids who don’t like veggies. my son loved these and asked me when i am going to make them again. thanx for the recipe.

    shobha

  10. I made this as a starter-snack for kids on my daughters bday .. it was yumy and most wanted .. thanks sooooooo much for the wonderful, mouth waterting recepie. You are gifted with cooking skills and amazing tempting presentation. Awsome !!!!!

  11. Hi Saillu…

    Yesterday i made this cheese balls and it comes out good in taste, but the bread crumbs soaks too much oil so it becoems very oily and the crumbs was sticking in hands while eating… and one big promblem was that the balls was cracked when put it into the oil…It becomes too messy and disapointing….

    Help me please..

  12. If there is too much moisture in the balls, it will happen. Keep the balls in the fridge for half an hour, bring to room temperature and deep fry.

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