How to make Jalapeno Cheese Balls -

An irresistible delight, jalapeno cheese balls are creamy, cheesy and oozing with rich flavour. A perfect starter, the flavour is enhanced by the subtle yet strong undertones of jalapeno

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fresh jalapeno, Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Jalapeno Cheese Balls Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jalapeno Cheese Balls Recipe

  • Fresh jalapeno 1

  • Mozzarella cheese 50 grams

  • Potatoes , boiled, peeled and grated 2 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns , crushed to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Dried breadcrumbs 1 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Grate mozzarella cheese into a bowl.

Step 2

Discard the stem of the jalapeno, remove seeds, cut into thin strips and further finely chop it. Add to the grated cheese and mix well.

Step 3

Divide the cheese-jalapeno mixture into small equal portions, shape into balls and place on a plate.

Step 4

Take potatoes in another bowl, add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the potato mixture into equal portions. Take each portion in your hand and spread. Keep a cheese ball in the centre, gather the edges together and press lightly to seal making sure that the cheese ball is completely covered with potato mixture. Shape them into balls and keep on a fresh plate.

Step 6

Take flour in yet another bowl, salt, crushed peppercorns and some water and whisk to make a semi-thick and smooth slurry.

Step 7

Take breadcrumbs on a plate, add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 8

Dip each jalapeno-cheese ball in the slurry, coat with breadcrumb mixture and place on another plate. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 9

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Slide the jalapeno-cheese balls into hot oil, a few at a time, and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 10

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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