Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter )
by Tarla Dalal
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Just the mention of corn and cheese makes this starter worth a try, because this duo is a great hit with people of all age groups. Allow the peppy, cheesy corn mixture to cool well, otherwise you will not be able to shape it. Once that step is through, then the Corn Cheese Balls are easy to prepare. You will love the crisp, golden coloured appearance of this starter, which comes out so perfectly thanks to the coating of bread crumbs. It is so visually appealing and scrumptious to bite into that this item will be wiped off in no time – tough competition for the other starters you serve!
- Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the flour and cook for 1/2 minute.
- Add the milk and allow to simmer till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.
- Remove from the flame and transfer to a plate.
- Add the corn,cheese, coriander, green chillies and salt. Allow it to cool completely.
- Once cooled, mix well and divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and shape each into a round ball.
- Dip a few balls at a time in the flour-water mixture and roll them in the breadcrumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sdies.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the balls a few at time on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
- Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
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Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter ) recipe with step by step photos
- Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan on a slow flame and let it melt.
- Add the plain flour.
- Stir and cook for half a minute, you will see the flour becomes frothy and whitish and the raw smell of the flour goes slowly.
- Gradually add the milk. After adding the milk allow to simmer and keep on stirring, ensure that it is smooth and there are no lumps.
- Keep on stirring and cooking till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan and becomes a nice smooth, thick lump.
- The thick white sauce is ready. Transfer it in a plate.
- Add the boiled and crushed sweet corn to the thick white sauce.
- Add grated processed cheese. Corn and cheese is a lip-smacking combo and here we have mixed it with a base of white sauce which helps in binding everything together.
- Add chopped coriander.
- Add chopped green chillies. You can even use chili flakes and dried mixed herbs to perk up the taste.
- And finally add salt to taste. Allow the white sauce and corn mixture to cool completely.
- Once cooled, mix well and divide the mixture into 15 equal portions.
- Shape each into a round ball. Ensure that there are no cracks on it.
- In a small bowl mix the plain flour and water. Mix well and see that there are no lumps.
- Dip a few balls at a time in the flour-water mixture.
- Roll them in the breadcrumbs till they are evenly coated from all the sides. Always use one hand to dip the balls in the flour-water mixture and the other hand to roll them in the breadcrumbs, this will give a smooth breadcrumbs coating on the balls and the breadcrumbs will not become wet and soggy.
The Corn Cheese Balls coated in the flour-water mixture and breadcrumbs are ready for frying. You can make these ahead of time and keep them refrigerated. Fry just before the serving time.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and check for perfect temperature of the oil. Do a test run by first frying a very small lump from the corn cheese balls mixture. Read handy tip for knowing more about perfect temperature.
Deep-fry the Corn Cheese Balls on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from all the sides. Do not rush in turning them or else they might break in the oil.
Drain Corn Cheese Balls on absorbent paper.
Plate the Corn Cheese Balls with a decorative toothpick on each ball. To make the Corn Cheese Balls more appealing you can attach a small cheese cube and corn to the toothpick.
Serve Corn Cheese Balls immediately with homemade tomato ketchup recipe or roasted bell pepper dip.
- You can serve them at your next dinner party. Pasta Cheese Balls, Paneer Cheese balls are other interesting starter recipes that will be enjoyed by both kids and adults.
- After boiling the corn, ensure it is drained completely. There should not be too much moisture left in it.
- Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use panko crumbs for coating.
- You can make it little colorful by adding finely chopped vegetables like capsicum and carrots. Also, they give a nice bite on frying.
- Instead of grated processed cheese, you can use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or a combination of all.
- If the cheese balls start bursting in the oil, then add little cornflour and plain flour for binding.
While frying, the cheese balls should fry and come up gradually to the surface. If it remains at the bottom let the oil heat for some more time and if it comes up in a jiffy reduce the flame.
Once you get the perfect temperature of the oil, gently slide the Corn Cheese Balls in batches.
Nutrient values per ball
|Vitamin A||120.8 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin C||0.9 mg|
|Folic Acid||2.4 mcg|
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